Summer time and the eating couldn’t be any easier or colorful. With so many vegetables in season, sides or main courses can be loaded with fresh produce. This was the week of summer squash. Summer squash – yellow/crookneck, zucchini, patty pan, or chayote – have thin, tender skins, moist flesh and edible seeds. Summer squash is also a star when it comes to nutrition: low in calories, no fat, cholesterol or sodium and rich in vitamins. It is a good sourcemore
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Get your Grill On!
I love grilled foods. They are simple to make and do not leave a mess in my kitchen. During the summer, or the last two weeks in Nebraska, the heat has approached close to 100 degrees everyday. The last thing I want to do is to heat up my oven and the house to make dinner. The grill is an excellent alternative. It is also a way to prepare foods and add flavor without adding a lot of fat andmore
When you work at the Extension Office, you can tell spring has arrived by a couple of signs. First, the master gardeners have come back and have started answering gardening calls--lots of them! The second sign is the start of local farmers markets. Many have started--and others will start soon. Farmers markets are places where you can purchase local produce, and in many cases other locally produced items. The positive aspect of local produce is that it is fresh--probably just pickedmore