Canning Food Properly Is Vital

Food preservation season has arrived.  Please do it correctly so you don’t invite botulism to your dinner table. Botulism is a deadly form of food poisoning. It’s most commonly associated with improperly processed home-canned vegetables, such as peas, peppers, corn, lima beans, green beans and mushrooms, as well as other low-acid foods that are canned at…
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Onions Add Nutrients, Flavor To The Menu

 Do you like onions? Or are you afraid of the dreaded “onion breath” or crying when cutting them for recipes? Onions almost always are on hand in my home. This vegetable provides nutrients your body needs and adds a wealth of flavor to your favorite recipes. Onions are a member of the Allium family. The…
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Can You Grow Grapes In North Dakota?

Yes, we can grow grapes in North Dakota and the rest of our region.  In fact, I was just admiring my neighbor’s prolific grape vines in her backyard garden. Have you ever thought of growing your own grapes? Grapes can be used to make jam, jelly, juice, vinegar, wine, raisins, grape seed extracts or grape…
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Expand Your Leafy Green Choices

Do you ever tire of iceberg lettuce?  If you do, growing your own leafy greens might be the answer. Leafy greens include lettuce, arugula, Swiss chard, kale and spinach. Even better, these dark leafy greens are much more nutritious than iceberg lettuce, too. Growing your own leafy greens can be economical and fun. Plus many…
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Try A Fruit With A Fiber Punch

Do you know which fruit is a great source of fiber? That’s kind of a tricky question, because most fruits are good sources of fiber. However, raspberries top the list on fiber content. One cup of raspberries provides about 8 grams of fiber, which is about one-third of a person’s average daily fiber needs. Fiber…
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