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.
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!
Thinking about purchasing some strawberry plants this year? Why not purchase some from 4-H and support a good cause! Orders and payment are due by Monday March 6, 2017
Dawn and Brad Trout, Indiana County 4-H Volunteers, were recently honored with a major award at the 2017 PA Farm Show. They won the PA Outstanding 4-H Goat Leader Award which is sponsored by the state 4-H program and the Penn State Department of Animal Science.
The Indiana County 4-H program was represented at the recent 101st PA Farm Show with twenty-two 4-H members exhibiting 90 projects in family living, market livestock, potato grading and identification, and nuts. The family living entries garnered 2 Best of Show, 21 first place awards, 17 second places, 12 third places, 4 fourth places, 3 fifth places, and 4 honorable mentions.
Twelve Indiana County 4-H members exhibited 16 head of livestock at the 2017 PA Farm Show. Members showed market sheep, goats and swine, returning home with several high placings.
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.
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.
Bake up some holiday cheer with a little less guilt this holiday season.
The risk of getting a food-borne illness can occur by tasting or sampling raw ingredients that require a cooking (heating) process. Avoid taste sampling the product during the preparation of the recipe in which raw ingredients are combined and the final product must be fully cooked.
Learn to balance your holiday calories to avoid future bulges by offering great food favorites and physical activity with a game plan in mind.
Holidays can be a time for bringing a focus to healthy eating and activity. Pinpoint 12 days of the season and try these ideas for incorporating health in the gifts you give, the recipes you prepare, and in your daily choices of activities, meals and snacks!