Cook It Quick Newsletter - June 2011
Questions or Comments? Email Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator
Enjoy this quick loose leaf lettuce salad and dressing (made with common kitchen ingredients) with fresh lettuce from the store, farmers market, or your garden.
Check out this recipe for a summer vegetable salad with grilled vegetables and grilled bread (you can vary the vegetables!) from my Extension colleague and busy mother of 3, Cindy Brison at the Douglas-Sarpy Extension office.
Photo courtesy of Cindy Brison
Grilling Salmon: Easy, Healthy & Delicious
Photo courtesy of Georgia Jones.
Quick preparation tips for handling fruits and veggies for best taste and lasting longer.
This is one of our most popular Web pages right now. If you have a bumper tomato crop or friends want to give you some of their extra tomatoes, freeze them quickly with this method.
If you live in a city and have limited gardening space, check out our new Urban Agriculture section. A pot or other container is all you need to begin. Lots of resources to help you get started.
Enjoy delicious (and nutritious!) in-season tomatoes with our Tomato Basil Bruschetta recipe.
Peppers taste best during the summer and are least expensive. Save some of the summer abundance by freezing peppers. It’s really quick – no blanching needed!
Photo courtesy of USDA/ARS Image Gallery
Why get out the knife and cutting board more than once or let the remainder of an onion go to waste? Freeze your chopped onions and add to cooked foods.
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To save money and to enjoy the flavor of locally grown foods, many people are home-preserving foods. We have collected the best, safest methods and recipes for home food preservation. Plus, provided answers to commonly asked questions.
Photo courtesy of National Center for Home Food Preservation
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Choose MyPlate Update
It’s easy to eat healthy with the new USDA Choose MyPlate recommendations. Watch our 1-minute video, “Choose MyPlate Update” to learn 3 consumer messages everyone should know.
If you'd like to know still more about MyPlate; view our online self-paced slideshow. You can even download a free PowerPoint if you want to use for giving programs!