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Prairie Fare: A Taste of Brazil is Worth Trying

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Jul 18, 2019.

Give beans a try on your menu.

Hot and Humid Outdoors? Try These Tips to Stay Hydrated

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Jul 16, 2019.

I figure my distant ancestors spent most of their time in cold climates with little exposure to the sun. They probably slogged through snowdrifts to reach their recreational icebergs, where they could dip their toes in freezing water. When the sun came out, they probably retreated to cold, dark caves. Therefore, I think I have … Continue reading Hot and Humid Outdoors? Try These Tips to Stay Hydrated

Prairie Fare: Give Fresh Rosemary a Try on Your Menu

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Jul 11, 2019.

Rosemary can be used to add flavor to a variety of foods, such as lamb, chicken, roasts, fish, stew and roasted vegetables.

Prairie Fare: Have You Tried Cilantro?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Jul 03, 2019.

Try adding an herb to your menu.

Try Some Red, White and Especially Blue Foods on the 4th of July!

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Jun 28, 2019.

While my son was in elementary school, he became enamored with blue foods. Whenever blue was an option for snow cones or other treats, he chose the food with his favorite color. He especially liked a popular type of cereal available when he was young. It colored the milk blue. I think he enjoyed getting … Continue reading Try Some Red, White and Especially Blue Foods on the 4th of July!

Prairie Fare: Make Some Memories During National Picnic Month

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Jun 27, 2019.

Don’t let foodborne illnesses spoil your picnic this summer.

7 Tips to a Safe Summer Picnic

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Jun 21, 2019.

Who loves a picnic?  Many people do, but so can summer pests, such as mosquitoes, flies and ants. These bugs certainly are annoyances at outdoor picnics and camping. Even worse: Sometimes bugs can spread disease. However, in the summertime, the “bugs” we can’t see can have worse consequences than the ones we can manage with … Continue reading 7 Tips to a Safe Summer Picnic

Prairie Fare: Inspire Your Menus With Fresh Basil

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Jun 20, 2019.

Herbs such as basil flavor food without you having to add salt to recipes.

Prairie Fare: Enjoy Lounging Outdoors With a Refreshing Beverage

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Jun 13, 2019.

If plain water is kind of boring, try infusing it with fruit and/or herbs.

5 Tips to Add Flavor at the Grill

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Jun 11, 2019.

I recall making grilled cheese sandwiches for a weekend lunch several years ago. I placed the sandwiches in a pan over medium heat and I turned to rinse and cut up some strawberries. Then I was interrupted by a familiar question from my son: “Mom, can you come to the office for a minute?” Soon … Continue reading 5 Tips to Add Flavor at the Grill

Prairie Fare: Enjoy Seasonal Strawberries

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Jun 06, 2019.

Strawberries are “in season” in the spring and summer.

Try These 9 Questions about Grilling Food Safely

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Jun 05, 2019.

The aroma of grilling food has wafted throughout neighborhoods for many weeks as we enjoy warm weather and grilling season. However, some people face shovel decks and patios in the outdoor deep freeze of the Midwest to enjoy grilled food all season. As we move more cooking outdoors, try these nine questions about safely grilling … Continue reading Try These 9 Questions about Grilling Food Safely

Prairie Fare: Be Cautious With Chemicals During Gardening Season

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on May 30, 2019.

Plan ahead and apply pesticides properly.

How Many Types of Leafy Greens Can You Name?

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on May 29, 2019.

Lettuce-growing season is here, and soon we can pick tender leaves from gardens, patio containers or garden boxes. We also can purchase a variety of leafy green types imported from around the country at grocery stores. Unfortunately, only one in 10 people meets the daily recommendation for vegetables, and green vegetables are the most frequently … Continue reading How Many Types of Leafy Greens Can You Name?

Prairie Fare: De-stress with Gardening

By karmbruster from Prairie Fare. Published on May 23, 2019.

According to researchers, gardening can be beneficial for mental, physical and social health.

Prairie Fare: 5 Tips to Evaluate Health Information in a High-tech World

By karmbruster from Prairie Fare. Published on May 16, 2019.

Reliability and trustworthy information is important when making health decisions.

Do Your Joints Ever Feel Rusty?

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on May 09, 2019.

A scene from the famous “The Wizard of Oz” movie came to mind the other morning. I wasn’t recalling the yellow brick road or flying monkeys. As I arose for the day, I thought about the first meeting Dorothy and the Scarecrow had with the Tin Man. Unfortunately, in this reminiscence, I was not Dorothy … Continue reading Do Your Joints Ever Feel Rusty?

Prairie Fare: Protect Your Skin When Playing in the Sun

By karmbruster from Prairie Fare. Published on May 09, 2019.

More people get a skin cancer diagnosis than all of the other types of cancer combined.

Prairie Fare: Are You Inspired to Do Some Spring Cleaning?

By bkoch from Prairie Fare. Published on May 02, 2019.

Add your kitchen to this year's spring cleaning.

Prairie Fare: Do You Know Anyone with a Peanut Allergy?

By bkoch from Prairie Fare. Published on Apr 25, 2019.

Peanuts are among the foods most associated with allergic reactions, and the symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Snacking at 35,000 Feet

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Apr 23, 2019.

“We have reached a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet. Sit back and enjoy the flight,” the pilot announced. At the time, I was en route to the East Coast. I settled in to read a magazine for the next 2 1/2 hours. Although I have never been able to sleep on planes, I appreciate getting … Continue reading Snacking at 35,000 Feet

Prairie Fare: Looking Back on Nutrition and Other Trends in the Last 40 Years

By karmbruster from Prairie Fare. Published on Apr 18, 2019.

Though nutrition recommendations have changed over the years, moderation is still key.

Prairie Fare: Is Music Good for Your Health?

By ecrawford from Prairie Fare. Published on Apr 11, 2019.

Music can keep our brain active, reduce stress and help us recover from surgery.

Suspicious About Food?

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Apr 08, 2019.

Do you ever find all the nutrition messages you get from various sources a little confusing?  Should you be eating gluten-free, paleo, or on another special diet? Some people definitely need special diets and special foods. Most of us do not. A new campaign to promote healthful eating was launched in mid-March by the U.S. … Continue reading Suspicious About Food?

Think About Your Drink Choices

By juliegardenrobinson from Prairie Fare. Published on Mar 29, 2019.

“Somebody doesn’t want us to have a mocha coffee, I guess,” my husband commented as we left a restaurant empty-handed one day. I had coupons for two free special beverages, and the server had told us the machine was not working. “I can save the coupons. Should we go back and buy some regular coffee?” … Continue reading Think About Your Drink Choices
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