With National Nutrition Month ending, we don’t want to forget the challenge of this year’s theme “Putting your best fork forward.” One great way to do just that is to cook at home. Our busy lifestyles may present challenges, but a well-stocked pantry makes putting a quick, simple, and delicious meal together easy to do!
When we think of heart health, we think of reducing sodium, eating less saturated fats, and exercising more. But do we ever think of eating more fish? If not, consider adding this important food to your menu!
Mercer County Master Gardeners will hold an Ornamental Tree and Shrub Pruning 'Walkabout' on Saturday, March 25th, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Registration deadline is March 21, 2017. This event is open to the public.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Mercer County are holding their first annual Grow Off (June 10-October 10) featuring the Pandora Rose Striped Eggplant and are looking for participants of all ages and gardening levels! Registration deadline is March 31, 2017.
March is National Nutrition Month and this year the theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward!”
Mercer County Master Gardeners will host their annual Spring into Gardening workshop on Saturday, April 15, from 9:00 am-12:30 pm at the Mercer Extension Office, 463 N. Perry Highway, Mercer, PA. Registration Deadline is April 10, 2017. This event is open to the public.
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.
Over the years, one fruit has caught my eye repeatedly - the Starfruit.
Do you have a gardening or plant wish list? You know all those plants you want to cultivate, meet and become incredibly knowledgeable about?
Mayflies, or insects belonging to Ephemeroptera, are likely to be found near water.
One of the most frequent complaints I hear about fresh produce is that “they go bad too soon!”
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!
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.