Marinating Foods

Marinating adds flavor and moisture to food and is an easy technique to incorporate into your cooking skill set. It is the process of soaking meats or vegetables in a seasoned liquid before cooking. Marinades often use an acid (like vinegar or citrus) to enhance flavors. You can buy store-bought marinades, but making your ownContinue reading “Marinating Foods”

Reducing Food Waste

At one point or another, we have all debated eating or throwing away a food product after the date on its label passed. But do we need to throw away food as soon as the date on the label arrives? Oftentimes you will see the phrases “Best if used by,” “Sell by” and “Use by,”Continue reading “Reducing Food Waste”

Basic Knife Skills

The chef’s knife is the workhorse of your kitchen. Knowing how to properly use a chef’s knife will make your experience in the kitchen easier, faster, and dare we say, enjoyable.Watch How to Cut With a Chef’s Knife to learn the proper grip forms for your knife hand and the hand you’ll use to hold the food. ThenContinue reading “Basic Knife Skills”

Cranberries the Super Food

When I think of Cranberries, I think of cranberry juice but did you know there’s so many other uses for them! They were first used by Native Americans for food, medicine, and a symbol of peace. Commonly, the berries were pounded into a paste and mixed with dried meats.   • Cranberries are thought to beContinue reading “Cranberries the Super Food”

Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Meal

When you think “Thanksgiving”, what comes to mind?   Turkey!  According the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 46 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the United States at Thanksgiving. That number represents one-sixth of all the turkeys sold in the U.S. each year.  There are a few tips that will ensure that your holidayContinue reading “Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Meal”

Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program—or National DPP—was created in 2010 to address the increasing burden of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in the United States. This national effort created partnerships between public and private organizations to offer evidence-based, cost-effective interventions that help prevent type 2 diabetes in communities across the United States. One key featureContinue reading “Diabetes Prevention Program”

Prescription Pill Disposal

Have you ever taken a look at your medicine cabinet and realized how many prescription bottles with pills that you don’t need anymore? There’s a way to dispose of these properly to ensure they’re not harming our environment or getting into the wrong hands! Within Dunn County there’s several Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Off Locations!Continue reading “Prescription Pill Disposal”

Kiss the Ground – Film Showing!

Come join our Healthy Environment Action Team for a FREE showing of Kiss the Ground! Following the showing there will be a panel discussion with local experts on how to implement these practices within Dunn County! Kiss the Ground is a documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson that sheds light on an “new, old approach” toContinue reading “Kiss the Ground – Film Showing!”