Herbs and spices, in flavorful combinations both new and traditional, offer the chance to add a new twist to the dishes prepared in your kitchen.
Whether your goal is to save time or money, eat nutritious foods, or maintain a healthy weight, packing your lunch will aid you with each of these.
The first step can be the hardest one to take. Here are some tips and information on the Everybody Walk PA program to help get you motivated for exercise.
As winter ends, can spring be far away? Now is the time to increase your knowledge of lawn and garden related topics.
By Miguel Saviroff, Penn State Extension Educator, Somerset County The Federal Reserve’s decision to increase interest rates in December has raised questions in the farming sector. The feds have announced at least two new hikes in interest rates in 2017. Although farm level interest rates have been too low for a long time, low agricultural prices can’t cover for any operational expense.
Penn State Extension is hosting the Private Pesticide Applicator Short Course at 12 Pennsylvania locations using video conferencing. This short course is aimed at those who would like to become certified private pesticide applicators to apply restricted-use pesticides on their farm or property. This course will prepare individuals for the private applicator exam.
The performance of several species of perennial grass is on on-going program conducted at Penn State. There has been tremendous growth in the industry in terms of what is available on the market as more growers realize the value of grasses to their bottom line.
Perhaps you have been thinking about going Mediterranean, with all the recent support for the healthfulness of this way of eating. It's not so difficult as you may think - try some of these tips to get started!
As a passionate gardener I believe that one of the keys to success is keeping records of your gardening endeavors. To this end, a fun and useful winter activity is to start a garden journal.
A new year signals the time to think about new enterprises – exploring how, and where, to begin profiting from a “family favorite” recipe.
Growers looking to high efficiency vent-free heaters for their greenhouse operation may be disappointed in their performance when growing ethylene sensitive crops like tomatoes.
The fresh berries have diminished and the citrus fruits are starting to come into season. Citrus fruits include grapefruit, oranges, mandarin oranges, lemons, and limes. They are at their peak of availability during the winter season.
As farmers marked the New Year, they were pleased to see 2016 slide into the history books. The year was filled with challenges for our county farm operations.
One Choose MyPlate message for consumers is to make half of your plate whole grains. Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products.
Many cultures have customs and traditions centered on food. To celebrate health and well-being for the new year, beans and greens are symbolic menu items full of good taste and nutrition .
The newly updated Master Gardener Manual from Penn State Extension is no ordinary gardening book. It is a well-thought-through guide for home gardeners, students and professionals that takes a practical, methodical and easy-to-understand approach to the art and science of gardening. This big, nearly 800 pages, hefty 8.5-by-10-inch hardcover is a welcome addition to every gardening enthusiast's library.
Slow cookers have been updated with travel locks and automatic warm settings but the basic slow cooker is still available. Slow cookers make meal planning easier any time of year.
Buying vegetables in the winter months can be expensive. Often I hear people say “my food bill would go sky high if I bought all the vegetables that my family and I should eat in a day.” But with a few shopping tips it can be done in the winter months without breaking your budget.
Citrus fruit can be found in the market throughout the year and come in several varieties. They are very nutritious and an especially good source of vitamin C and other nutrients. Add excitement to winter meals and snacks with a burst of citrus flavor.
Penn State Extension has planned nine educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this winter. The regional meetings are being held all across the state. A statewide "Pruning by the Numbers," demo is also scheduled.