Author: Adair Hoover

Q & A of the Week – Fruit Cake Storage

Q: The holidays have come and gone, but some of us still have leftover food lingering around, and others are stocking up on post-season grocery sales. We got an HGIC call this week from a gentleman...

Holiday Cooking

Reflecting on Thanksgiving and getting ready for round two. Here’s the takeaway: Start your kids in the kitchen early. One day they may make beautiful pies! Befriend someone who lives on a farm and...

Basil and Pesto

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is an annual herb that is easily grown in South Carolina. It flourishes in full to part-sun and in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter (pH range 6.0-6.5)....

Making the Most of Fall Pumpkin’s

Here’s a Halloween challenge for people who like to decorate with natural materials and don’t like waste. Cooking pumpkins make great fall decorations. They are smaller than typical...

What To Do With All Those Greens?

There are collard greens ready for picking all over South Carolina. Maybe you are harvesting your own greens or maybe you are buying them form local roadside stands. Regardless of how you are...

Canning Apples

Looking for something different to do with fresh harvested apples this year? Spice up your pantry with perfectly beautiful canned Spiced Apple Rings. It’s pretty easy and a fun way to make the most...

Kimchi – An Introduction

Kimchi is a fermented cabbage dish and staple in the Korean diet. Its most common preparation involves fermenting cabbage, radishes and sometimes cucumbers and then adding spices. Kimchi is quickly...

Kombucha

In the culinary world things are constantly changing. Innovation, technology and creative minds are perpetually creating and re-creating food products to satisfy our evolving taste buds. But...

Tetanus

What is Tetanus? Tetanus, also known as “lockjaw” is an acute disease caused by the bacteria/germ Clostridium tetani. This germ produces a harmful chemical toxin, that when allowed to enter the body...

Measurement Conversions for Recipes

Measuring Equivalents Dry or Liquid Ingredients Equivalent Measurement American Standard 3 teaspoons 1 Tablespoon 4 Tablespoons ¼ cup 5⅓ Tablespoons ⅓ cup 16 Tablespoons 1 cup Weight ½ pound 8 oz. 1...

Safe Handling of Seafood

Selecting the Best Federal regulations require that all parts of the seafood industry implement safe handling practices to keep seafood safe. The regulations require that those handling seafood have...

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