eggs

Egg Safety Basics for Springtime Celebrations

Eggs are a familiar symbol of spring. They are one of nature’s most nutritious and economical foods and feature prominently at many spring holiday celebrations. A few basic steps will help ensure all your springtime recipes are “eggcellent” and food safe. According to Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, thorough cooking […]

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Food Preservation

For up-to-date home canning information click on www.foodsafety.wisc.edu Dial Gauge Pressure Canner Testing   Dial gauge pressure canners should be tested each year for accuracy. A pressure canner is essential for canning low-acid vegetables, meats, fish and poultry. Pressure canners come with either a dial-gauge or a weighted-gauge. The Calumet County UW-Extension office offers free dial-gauge testing; […]

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MyPlate.gov replaces Food Pyramid

MyPlate.gov replaces Food Pyramid MyPlate.gov has replaced the Food Pyramid as a simpler and more visual icon to help individuals and families decide on healthier meal choices.  It features selected messages to focus consumers on key behaviors.  Messages include: Enjoy your food, but eat less. Avoid oversized portions. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. […]

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