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Healthy Tip – Cranberries

Did you know? The Cranberry is one of only three native North American fruits that was an important source of food long before the Pilgrims arrived. Native Americans, who referred to cranberries as...

Healthy Tip – Avocados

Did you Avocados are one of those nutrient dense foods that provide nearly 20 vitamins and minerals with relatively few calories. Archaeologists have found evidence of avocado consumption going back...

Healthy Tips – Halloween Safety

Did you know? On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Trick or Treaters should stay in a group and parents...

Healthy Tips – Pumpkins

It’s Pumpkin Season References to pumpkins date back many centuries. Native Americans dried strips of pumpkin and wove them into mats. They also roasted long strips of pumpkin on the open fire and...

Backyard Chickens & Their Eggs

Backyard chickens are trending in South Carolina, and they don’t just live in the country anymore. Plenty of city dwellers are carving out backyard space to raise chickens, and to great benefit....

Jamming at the Bloomsbury Inn

September 22nd I was honored to be a judge at the seventh Bloomsbury Jam-Off in historic Camden, SC held at the Bloomsbury Inn. I was accompanied by two judges, and we worked gingerly to narrow the...

Healthy Tips – Carrots

Did you know? Carrots are not always orange and can also be found in purple, white, red or yellow. Carrots were the first vegetable to be canned commercially. Choose well-shaped, smooth, firm, crisp...

Healthy Tips – Asparagus

Did you know? Asparagus is known for its unique, savory taste and is a good source of folate, vitamin K, iron, and fiber. This makes it valuable during pregnancy and means it can contribute to heart...

Preserving Figs

Do you have a fig tree? A friend with a fig tree? Or access to locally grown figs? If so, we have a great recipe on the Home & Garden Information Center website for making fig preserves! I made...

Healthy Tips – Sweet Potatoes

Did you know? The sweet potato is a starchy, sweet-tasting root vegetable. They have a thin, brown skin on the outside with colored flesh inside, typically orange in color, but other varieties are...

Healthy Tips – Tomatoes

Did you know? The tomato is a fruit from the nightshade family native to South America. The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish and Italian food. Despite...

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