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Peeling a Hard-Cooked Egg

A couple weeks ago I overheard a woman sharing how she found the “secret” to peeling hard-cooked eggs. Her …

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Food Safety for July 4th

Traditionally July 4th marks the middle of summer and we certainly have the hot weather to go with it. …

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Gleaning Blueberries

We’ve been picking blueberries for a cause and over 1250 pounds of blueberries were given to the Wilmington branch …

Chef John LaTour, Healthy Families-Healthy Futures and Avery Ashley, Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent pass out meals at the Care Fair

Care Fair at Cedar Grove

A couple of weeks ago I attended a “Care Fair” at the Cedar Grove Community Improvement Center. This event was …

Salmon, rice, broccoli, lemon, cauliflower Meal Prep

The Dreaded Question

You probably hear it every day. Or perhaps you say it every day. The dreaded question. “What’s for dinner?” We all face …

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Healthy Harvest Billboards

Have you seen our billboard? It’s on the left side of Route 17 heading toward Wilmington near Bolivia. Look …

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Hurricane Meal Kits

June 1 is fast approaching. For those us who have lived here in SE North Carolina for a while we …

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