Category Archives: Food Safety


You definitely know it is spring because of the crisp, round spears of asparagus that are in the produce aisles. When selecting or harvesting asparagus the tips should be pointed and tightly closed. To ensure cooking times for all spears are similar, select asparagus with the same thickness. Asparagus, counted in the vegetable group for MyPlate, is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which are antioxidants that may reduce your risk of heart disease and some cancers. Eye health

Easter Eggs 101

  Every year at Easter, I get some of the same questions.  I thought I would share a few- maybe some of them are yours? How long do they last when they are hard boiled? They are not shelf stable once they are cooked, and no-sorry--you can't leave them out all night so the Easter Bunny can hide them and then eat them. You could leave them out and hide them, but don't plan on eating them afterwards. Careful if you hide

Facts About Beef

          The press delivers information on the latest research everyday.  One day a food is considered healthy for you, and the next it is not.  Then it is again!  What do you believe?  We work with beef specialist who keep us on top of the latest research.  I thought I would share some of their latest information with you--because it's great stuff! Ever wanted to know how high of a temperature is too high to cook beef?  Check this article