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Prairie Fare: Weeds: If You Can't Beat Them, Can You Eat Them?

My flowers and vegetables are growing nicely with the regular rain. The weeds are doing well, too, so I needed to clean up my gardens recently. I pulled weed after weed that had sprouted in my...

 

Prairie Fare: Make Good Use of Leftovers This Holiday Season

As I peered in our refrigerator the other day, I noticed some small containers with dabs of leftovers that had just reached their "time to toss" phase. I always feel guilty when we throw away food in...

 

Prairie Fare: Do a Snack Checkup During March, National Nutrition Month

How many times do you encounter food in some form on a daily basis? As I drive to and from work, I see several restaurants, convenience stores and billboards. I'm glad I have breakfast before I leave...

 

Prairie Fare: Does Being Healthy Make Us Happy?

Have you ever thought about what makes people, including you, happy? What role does happiness play in our overall health? The other night, I was at a meeting at a women's group called P.E.O. Chapter V...

 

Prairie Fare: Stay Active and Healthy in the New Year

"I found a supreme parking spot!" my husband noted as he arrived at the mall with our younger daughter. She nodded and grinned. Then she began eyeing the food court for a snack. Parking a distance fro...

 

Prairie Fare: Don't Let a Buffet Promote a 'Food Coma'

"Are you in a food coma, Julie?" my friend asked. I wasn't feeling too well. I felt as though I had eaten two Thanksgiving-sized meals in one sitting. While at a conference, we tried a buffet...

 

Prairie Fare: 4-H Foods Projects Teach Lifelong Lessons

"I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world." If you recognize...

 

Prairie Fare: Put on Your Baking Scientist Hat

I pushed my cart around the mountains of baking ingredients on pallets in the grocery store aisles the other day. Many of the store shelves were empty, especially the shelves that noted a coupon was...

 

Prairie Fare: Snooze Your Way to Better Health

Sleep is critical for functioning in daily life. “Daylight savings time is almost here. We can’t forget to move the clocks forward,” my husband commented the other day. “Oh, no. I have a hard time with losing an hour of sleep when we...

 

Prairie Fare: Try These Tips, Resources for a Healthier New Year

The other day I stumbled upon a piece of food-related literature my husband bought for me several years ago. It caught his eye on a newsstand. In an article that included compelling pictures, an eyewitness reported the furry and ferocious...

 

Prairie Fare: Buffet Food Order Affects Your Food Choices

Recently, I ate lunch with my 18-year-old son at the campus food service. I hadn’t eaten in the student cafeteria in quite a long time, and I was pleasantly surprised by the vast number of choices. We each grabbed a plate and proceeded to make our...

 

Prairie Fare: Try Protein-rich Quinoa on Your Menu

Often called the “mother grain,” quinoa has been used for food for at least 5,000 years. While at a nutrition conference, I tasted a delicious salad made with a grainlike food called quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) mixed with fresh...

 

Prairie Fare: Try Protein-rich Quinoa on Your Menu

Often called the “mother grain,” quinoa has been used for food for at least 5,000 years. While at a nutrition conference, I tasted a delicious salad made with a grainlike food called quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) mixed with fresh...

 

Prairie Fare: Historical Canning Recipes Not Necessarily Safe

The other day, I stopped at a convenience store to fill my vehicle with gas. A nationally produced canning book with a colorful, attractive cover beckoned me. I plucked a book from the shelf and quickly paged through it as I awaited my turn in line....

 

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