Keep Your Eye On Portion Size

As I was anticipating my annual trip to Potato Days in Barnesville, Minn., I thought about the mashed potatoes, lefse, potato dumplings and sausage available. I also thought about an experience I had with giant potatoes at a food show. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I glanced at the potato section in a produce…
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Turn Over A New Leaf In Your Eating Habits With Cabbage

As a nutrition specialist, I’ve read a lot about theories of introducing new foods to kids. As a mom of three, I’ve tested those theories at home through the years. And my children have tested me a few times, too. I recall a time when cabbage and ham were on our dinner menu. Sniffing loudly,…
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Try A Garden-Fresh Taste That’s Out Of This World

The other day, someone at work showed me a box of food from a local community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. I noted the kohlrabi in the box and it reminded me of the first time I tasted kohlrabi from my aunt’s garden. When I saw this green vegetable, I thought I’d made contact with something from…
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Courtesy of the National Center for Home Food Preservation at http://nchfp.uga.edu/

Preserve Fruit And Memories

When my older daughter was young, one of her favorite books featured Frances, a finicky little badger who preferred bread and jam instead of most other foods. Her parents offer eggs and all sorts of foods to entice her, but Frances only wants bread and jam for most of the book. She finally accepts other…
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Photo courtesy of the National Center for Home Food Preservation.

Time To Can, Freeze, Pickle And Dry Garden Bounty

If you happen to be a “baby boomer” born during the time right after World War II to the early 1960s, you probably rode home from the hospital on a pillow in the lap of your mother. Infant car seats weren’t required then. You probably rode in a car filled with leaded fuel, too. You…
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