Eating turkey after Thanksgiving

What should you do with all that leftover food?   Storing Your Leftovers Discard any turkey, stuffing, and gravy left out at room temperature longer than 2 hours; 1 hour in temperatures above 90 °F. Divide leftovers into smaller portions. Refrigerate or freeze in covered shallow containers for quicker cooling. Use refrigerated turkey, stuffing, and

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Reflecting on the Thanksgiving Holiday!

It started with the pilgrims at Plymouth Massachusetts. The colonists formed a friendship with the Wampanoag Nation Tribe. See how this day of celebration has been an important date in our development as a country? Were you aware that Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November a day of Thanksgiving as a way to unify the

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How do you get a good soil profile?

A soil profile starts with soil testing combined with a yield map to see the difference in nutrients between the higher performing areas and the lower areas. Fall or Spring soil testing? – The main key here is to be consistent with respect to your soil sampling and soil testing. Also, you can consider soil sampling

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Behind the Scenes at McDonalds

Behind the scenes at McDonalds. McDonalds is opening its operations for people to see the true story of what the food product looks like. McDonalds is starting down a new journey. Our Food – Your Questions The beef is just like the beef you get at the grocery store. With the emergence of social media,

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Homemade Ice Melt

Have you ever made your own ice melt mixture? I have used very hot water, but that has limited effect.  Check out this story and decide for yourself is this is something to try in the future. One piece of advice, make sure you try this on concrete and do not try this on a

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Soil Health in 2014

Soil Health was the big buzzword in 2014.  Midwest Laboratories recently entered the soil health market by combining conventional soil tests with newer analysis introduced by soil health. The result was the following, a new soil health report which takes a closer look at the makeup of your soil. We are receiving a lot of

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Microbial Fuel Cells

Generating electricity through bacteria in waste water. Check out this explanation from Penn State – Microbial Fuel Cell Page Renewable and clean forms of energy are one of society’s greatest needs.  At the same time, 2 billion people in the world lack adequate sanitation and the economic means to afford it.  In this research, we

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What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, we also are surrounded by food at holiday parties and family gatherings. How many calories do we really consume during this time period? Enjoy your holiday meals and treats and eat sensibly. Check out this video on what 200 calories looks like and make sure you

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A Different Look at Food

Does food really contain energy? Check out this experiment with toasted oats and cheese balls. Take a look at the following video demonstration and watch the type of energy that is released from these different food types. Obviously, the way we as people receive energy from food is a much more controlled experience, but this

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Testing for Lead in Soil

Lead in soil is still an issue. Make sure you have your soil tested!

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