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Our FCS Column features weekly articles focused around food safety, tips and tricks, seasonal recipes, and local produce.

Click on the links below to visit previous columns written by Cheryle Syracuse for our Extension FCS Column!

October 2021

Pumpkins Can Be More Than a Latte

Looking at Radishes Differently 

September 2021

Keeping Lettuce and Other Greens Safe

Take Care with These Foods

Celebrate National Food Safety Education Month

Homegrown Features BBQ

August 2021

Frozen Chicken Safety

Licking the Beaters in the News Again

Try Watermelon Salsa

Food Volunteers Wanted

July 2021

Shrimp Questions Answered

Prepare a Nutritious Food Kit—Before a Hurricane Hits!

Risky or Not?: Flies and Cooler Corn

Try Spinach

June 2021

Summer Food Safety Health Hacks

Salsa Recipe for Pizzazz

Added Sugars

The Big 8 is Now the Big 9

World Food Safety Day

May 2021

Turn Over a New Leaf for Salad Month

Food Safety for Summer Grilling

Local Strawberry Time

More on Food Waste

April 2021

Oatmeal and Bananas a Great Combination

Celebrate Earth Day in the Kitchen

Fruits and Vegetables in Our Diets

The Sous Vide Way of Cooking

March 2021

Hurricane Eating Plans

Water You Waiting For?

March is a Month for Celebrating

Try Lentils

Cheryle Syracuse wrote these articles and more similar ones for the Family and Consumer Sciences Column in the Brunswick Beacon. Syracuse is an FCS team member and can be reached at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center, 910-253-2610. or by email at