Category: Tasty Bites

Too Much Basil?

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is one of my favorite culinary herbs. It’s relatively easy to grow and is available in many cultivars, some of which are quite decorative. A member of the mint family, it’s...

National Brown Bag-It Day

Bringing your lunch is a sure way to save money on eating out during the work week, and it’s also a great way to know what you’re putting in your body. You can always pack the classic peanut butter...

National Women’s Health Week

Mother’s Day is the kickoff to National Women’s Health Week each year. The initiative encourages women and girls to make their health a priority. The CDC has found that women make up two...

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

It’s Oatmeal Cookie Day! Oatmeal cookies have been around for years. Although our modern-day version is much sweeter, oatcakes and oatmeal cookies share many of the same ingredients, including...

Health Extension for Diabetes

Even though a diabetes diagnosis might be intimidating, it is possible to live a normal and healthy life with diabetes, but learning proper diabetes management and beneficial lifestyle changes is...

Bacon Wrapped Quail

Quail Meat and Eggs Worldwide: There are reports of quail being used for food as far back as 960 AD, where there is a reference to fried quail at a country fair trade. During the eighth and...

National Apple and Cranberry Month

October has rolled in, and with it comes National Apple and Cranberry Month. At this time of year, you may see more and more recipes prepared with apples or cranberries. Apples and cranberries can...

Food Safety Tips for Tailgating

What do people look forward to the most about the fall? Is it the cooler temperatures and bonfires? The changing color of the leaves? The slathering of pumpkin spice flavor in every product...

Preventing Food Waste with Veggie Fritters

Have you looked in your fridge lately? What food items do you discard most often? Do you have any vegetables or herbs that might be a little past their prime? In the United States, nearly half of...

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