First Ever ‘I Dairy^ou to Cook!’ Recipe Contest Seeks Entries
We welcome seed catalogues as they begin to arrive in our mailbox. We know they bring with them the promise of spring. If you are a vegetable gardener, you enjoy looking at the new vegetable varieties and check to see that your favorite variety of beets, green beans and other vegetables continue to be available.
If you are a home food preserver who plans to freeze, can, pickle or dry your garden produce, it is important to select vegetable varieties that have been developed for preserving. Planning to make dill pickles this summer? Be sure to select a “pickling” cucumber variety rather than a slicing cucumber to plant in your garden.
Second Annual Craft Beer and Wine Expo coming to Richmond Saturday, April 13
Craft beer and fine wine pair up for a second straight year to benefit the local youth hockey program at the 2013 River Lakes Craft Beer and Wine Expo from 2 to 6 p.m.,
Saturday, April 13, at the River Lakes Civic Arena, at 319 Central Avenue South in Richmond.
Do you make crisp tasty dill pickles? Do your friends rave about your homemade salsa? Have you thought about marketing your home-canned products at a farmers’ market?
If so, the “Peddling Your Pickles Safely?” workshop is for you. At the workshop you will learn about the requirements of Minnesota’s “Pickle Bill” legislation. The workshops will be held on April 5, at Cabela’s in Rogers, and May 7, at Midtown Square (3333 West Division Street) in St. Cloud. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Winter is a great time to make a large kettle of homemade soup to enjoy for lunches or quick evening meals. It is easy and economical to make, and you can make soup healthier by controlling the fat and sodium content.
Preparing a large batch of soup can present a food-safety challenge: Cooling! One of the leading causes of foodborne illness is the failure to properly cool foods.