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Prairie Fare: Try Some X-ray Vision Carrots for Dinner   ( 2014-08-21 )
What is special about carrots that leads to their “starring role” as a vision protector?
Prairie Fare: Have You Tried Eggplant?   ( 2014-08-14 )
Eggplants have been eaten for centuries. Spaniards called it "Berenganias" or the apple of love.
Prairie Fare: Naturally Blue Foods Have Antioxidant Power   ( 2014-07-10 )
According to a U.S Department of Agriculture study of more than 40 fruits and vegetables, blueberries ranked high in antioxidant activity. A 1/2-cup serving of blueberries had as much "antioxidant power" as five servings of other fruits and vegetables.
Prairie Fare: Pickled Green Beans Inspire Canning Intentions   ( 2014-07-03 )
When selecting fresh green beans, look for beans that are deep green and straight, and snap easily.
Prairie Fare: Botulism Not Only Linked to Home-canned Foods   ( 2014-06-26 )
We usually associate foodborne botulism with foods improperly canned at home, but other foods also have been implicated.
Prairie Fare: Remember These Safety Tips When Grilling   ( 2014-06-19 )
Have a healthy respect for grills.
Prairie Fare: Freeze in the Heat of Summer   ( 2014-06-12 )
Do you know how to do the butcher wrap, drugstore wrap and the casserole wrap?
Prairie Fare: More Dirt Might Promote Eating More Veggies   ( 2014-06-05 )
To maintain the nutrition in your vegetables, be sure to remember your “three R’s.”
Prairie Fare: Fish for Good Nutrition   ( 2014-05-08 )
Fish and seafood are excellent sources of protein and they provide a range of nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids that are both heart- and brain-healthy.
Prairie Fare: Be Aware of Food Safety in Restaurants and at Home   ( 2014-05-01 )
The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently studied “solved” foodborne illness outbreaks in the U.S. The center reported 28,000 people were sickened in 1,610 restaurant-related outbreaks during a 10-year period, compared with 13,000 people sickened in 893 outbreaks at home.
Prairie Fare: Savor the Taste of Umami   ( 2014-04-24 )
If you combine foods containing the umami compounds, the resulting flavor is more intense than the food’s flavor by itself.
Prairie Fare: “Microwave It” Guide Teaches Safe Food Handling and Provides Recipes   ( 2014-04-17 )
Today, most households have a microwave oven and use it nearly every day.
Prairie Fare: Comfort Food Warms a Winter Night   ( 2014-02-06 )
Comfort food is “food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal.”
Prairie Fare: Be Inspired by Apples   ( 2013-10-10 )
More than 7,500 apple varieties are grown throughout the world, and 2,500 varieties are grown in the U.S.
Prairie Fare: Try Protein-rich Quinoa on Your Menu   ( 2013-08-29 )
Often called the “mother grain,” quinoa has been used for food for at least 5,000 years.
Prairie Fare: Quench Your Thirst With Watermelon   ( 2013-07-18 )
Watermelon has a long history, dating back at least 5,000 years to Africa.
Prairie Fare: Edible Flowers Add Beauty to the Menu   ( 2013-06-27 )
If you want to add flowers to your home menu, you might want to try growing some specifically for this purpose.
Prairie Fare: Pack Up for a Picnic   ( 2013-05-23 )
Picnic menus can consist of almost anything from gourmet box lunches picked up at a restaurant to peanut butter sandwiches to burgers prepared on a portable grill.
Prairie Fare: Grow Your Own Salad   ( 2013-05-02 )
Be a little adventuresome and try a variety of greens in your containers.
Prairie Fare: An Orange a Day May Keep the Doctor Away   ( 2013-01-17 )
Some researchers have rated oranges higher than apples in their power to "keep the doctor away."

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