UACES Facebook May 2015

May 2015


Date Article
May 6, 2015

Fresh Local Strawberries Are In Season

Strawberries are packed with great nutrition, from folate to phytochemicals. As well as being low in calories, with no cholesterol or saturated fat. A one-cup serving of strawberries, unsweetened (8 medium) will provide 45 calories and 140 percent of the recommended daily intake for vitamin C.

 May 13, 2015

 Are Canners Passed Down for Generations Really Safe?

Many canners are passed down or bought at estate sales. While there is definitely nothing wrong with that, it is important that the pressure canner be working properly. The only way to know is to have it tested to ensure safety of the food being processed.

I will be testing pressure canner dials at the Gateway Farmers Market, Thursday, May 14 for free. Just bring by your canner lid with dial gauge and the rubber seal.

 May 20, 2015

 Don't Put Raw Eggs In Your Homemade Ice Cream

With the temporary closure of one of the favorite ice cream makers in our area, many are dragging the ice cream freezer from the attic to crank up for some homemade ice cream. There are a myriad of ice cream recipes out there and many use raw eggs in the mixture. This is a food safety issue due to the risk of the food borne illness, Salmonella.

For a copy of some delicious homemade ice cream recipes that either use the cooked custard base or don't utilize eggs at all, click here.

 May 27, 2015

 Onions Are A Favorite of Many

Onions are loved by so many that it is estimated that over 450 semi-truck loads of onions are consumed every day. That translates to roughly 20 pounds of fresh and storage type onions per year, per person.

 June 3, 2015

 Storing Produce Properly

Why is it you can purchase the most beautiful produce, bring it home, then days later it is wilted and looks nothing like what you bought? Proper storage can be the issue.