Freezing Spring and Early Summer Veggies

Freezing spring and early summer vegetables Many spring and early summer vegetables harvested from the home garden are best preserved by freezing, not canning, according to University of Wisconsin-Extension food science specialist Barbara Ingham. “The delicate textures of young spinach and early peas are best preserved by freezing—with the added benefit that freezing saves time […]

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Cancer Clear and Simple Program to be offered in Oneida County

NEW Program Offered!! Reducing Rural Cancer Disparities Project introduces the Cancer Clear and Simple program. Cancer Clear and Simple is an evidence-informed program that focuses on: Understanding Cancer Basics Prevention and Self-care Screening and Early Detection Read more about the Reducing Rural Cancer Disparities Project here. ** This project is a partnership between UW-Extension and […]

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Can Pokemon Go play a role in positive parenting?

Can Pokémon Go play a role in positive parenting? By Sara Richie, Family Living Educator University of Wisconsin-Extension Oneida County Phone: 715-365-2750 Email: sara.richie@ces.uwex.edu   Whether you’ve simply been looking out your front window or following the news, you’ve likely witnessed the rise in popularity of Pokémon Go. The new game app, a treasure hunt for […]

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Family-friendly tips to get the most out of your garden

By Sara Richie Family Living Educator University of Wisconsin-Extension Oneida County Phone: 715-365-2750       Email: sara.richie@ces.uwex.edu You might harvest more than flowers and vegetables by working outside in your garden. Research shows that other benefits come from nurturing plants in your backyard, or a school or community garden. For example, people’s attitudes towards […]

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UW-Extension offers pressure canner testing and food preservation advice

By Sara Richie Family Living Educator University of Wisconsin-Extension Oneida County     When it comes to flavor and taste, few things compare to home-canned produce fresh from the garden. The home canning and preserving season will be here before we know it, so now is a good time to start preparing. “Preserving food from […]

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How much screen time should children be allowed?

  By Sara Richie Family Living Educator University of Wisconsin-Extension Oneida County       Children today are growing up with screens in every direction. Television, video games, tablets, smart phones, computers and other handheld digital devices are consuming our lives, and our children’s. Not all screen time is “bad” for our children. There are […]

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