National Strawberry Month – 2019

Many North Carolinians look forward to fresh strawberries each spring. Strawberries are a popular fruit with 94% of American households eating strawberries each year. Although strawberries can now be bought in a grocery store year round, these strawberries, usually from California, are not as sweet and juicy as the locally grown strawberries. Strawberries are grown … Read More


National Walking Day

Did you know the first Wednesday of April is National Walking Day? This year, National Walking Day is on April 4. With spring upon us and the weather warming up, this is the perfect time to get back outside and walk! Walking is a great activity for children because they can do it with friends … Read More



Spring Clean Your Kitchen!

Spring is just around the corner which means it’s time to start planning my spring cleaning activities. Top on my list this year is the kitchen. It’s important to give the kitchen a good food safety check and cleaning, especially refrigerators and freezers where raw meat, poultry and seafood is stored. There are three basic … Read More



Oven-Roasted Asparagus

   Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon chopped garlic or a pinch of garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional) Slivered almonds (optional) Preparation Thoroughly rinse asparagus. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus. Place asparagus in a bowl and drizzle evenly with olive oil. Sprinkle asparagus … Read More


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