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Using & Storing Summer Squash

South Carolina-grown summer squash is available mid-May through September. Summer Squash is Good for You Summer squash is very low in calories. Many squash varieties provide: vitamin C, vitamin A...

Turkey Roasting Tips

It’s turkey time! Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday for cooking. Thanksgiving isn’t quite Thanksgiving for me without having the joy of all the food preparation. I like to plan a...

Basics of Jelly Making

Jellied Products Jellies are usually made by cooking fruit juice with sugar. Jelly should be clear or translucent and firm enough to hold its shape when turned out of the container. Jams are thick,...

Preserving Pumpkin & Winter Squash

Cooking The easiest way to prepare the pulp of pumpkin or hard winter squash is to bake it in the oven. Wash the pumpkin or squash and cut in half crosswise. Remove its seeds and strings. Place the...

Home Freezing Equipment

The type of freezer to purchase will depend on family size, whether fresh produce or large quantities of meat will be frozen, available floor space, and efficiency and defrosting features preferred....

Healthy Eating Habits for Children

Children need to develop good eating habits early in life. Being overweight is a common nutrition problem among American children today, tripling since the 1970s. Being overweight during childhood...

Common Pickle Problems

Can I use flaked salt for pickling? Most recipes call for granulated pickling or canning salt. Flake salt varies in density and is not recommended for pickling. When making quick process pickles,...

Apple Basics

Apple Information Always look for fresh-looking, firm apples with good color. Handle apples carefully to prevent bruises. Store apples in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Warm temperatures cause...

Preserving Vegetables

(Asparagus – Broccoli – Mushrooms – Okra – Peppers – Squash – Mixed Vegetables – Soups) Canning Asparagus — Spears or Pieces Quantity: An average of 24½ pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts;...

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