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Freezing Basics

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve written frequently about avoiding food waste. I’ve touched on buying only what …

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Small Farms Week Food Drive

Food Insecurity in Brunswick County In 2021, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina reported that 15% of …

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Better Leftovers

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about keeping your leftovers safe. One of the suggestions was to use …

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Clean Out Your Refrigerator

In case you missed it, this past Monday was National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. The idea behind this …

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Apples and Pumpkins

Last Wednesday was North Carolina Crunch Day. Our local schools celebrated by serving apples to the students on their …

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Coping With Drought

Quick Tips: Plants response to short-term drought: wilting, marginal leaf scorch (browning along edges), and loss of some foliage. Plants …

Adult EFNEP Individualized Series Outline

EFNEP Individualized Series

Invite Mrs. Angie into your Kitchen! FREE One-On-One Virtual Lessons Adult EFNEP Individualized Series Outline Introduction to EFNEP Learn more about the Adult …

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Frozen Chicken Safety

Raw Frozen Chicken Recall Last week I wrote about the possibility of a food recall of cake mixes due to …

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