Dear readers: It has been a pleasure to have had the opportunity to write a weekly column for the Times for the last 22 years. I have talked with many of you by phone, corresponded by mail and in recent years by email. I love writing my weekly column because it has been another chance for me to learn and share. I will be retiring from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service at the ...
Almost 11 million men age 20 or older in the United States have diabetes. That's more than 10 percent of the total male U.S. population.
Rabbiteye blueberries are native to Georgia and compose most of our commercial blueberries production. In 2008, Georgia ranked fourth in blueberry production by producing 41 million pounds. Georgia has more than 16 thousand acres of blueberries.
Good nutrition can help you to handle any treatment for cancer better and speed your recovery. You may notice weight changes during your treatment. Some people may lose weight, while others gain.
Spring is one of my favorite times of year because Vidalia onions are available. My husband jokes with me that the only dishes I prepare without onions are desserts.
Some people have more to hide in their refrigerators than in their closets. In the spirit of spring cleaning, we're encouraging you to get over it.
Tomatillos (tohm-ah-TEE-oh) are small fruits, used as a vegetable, enclosed in a husk. The fruit resembles a small unripe tomato and is usually green or yellow.
A 2010 report by Emblem Health and National Alliance for Caregiving indicates that roughly 29 percent of the U.S. population serves in an unpaid caregiver capacity. Seven in 10 of these caregivers are caring for someone who is 50 years of age or older. More than half of caregivers are relatively young, between the ages of 18 and 49 years. The vast majority is related to the recipient; 36 percent care for a parent.
Mark your calendars with some very important dates, the opening of our area farmers markets. The Spout Springs Library farmers market will open on Thursday. You can shop from 4-7 p.m. each Thursday.
If you've been shopping for ham recently, you may have found yourself bewildered by the many choices available: fresh, cured, cooked, spiral-cut, smoked, bone in, boneless, country. It's no wonder people have so many questions about cooking and storing ham.
Looking for a fun activity to do with friends? Seeking a new adventure with your spouse or date? Want to spend some quality time with a child or grandchild?
Although it is only March, now is the time to register for many upcoming summer camps. Summer can be a challenging time for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and for their parents.
We throw away 14 percent of the food bought in the U.S. That adds up to about $1,000 to $2,000 a year for an average family of four (The range depends on whether the family uses a thrifty food plan or a more liberal one, and is based on September 2008 food prices).
Green fruits and vegetables contain many health-promoting phytochemicals including lutein and indoles. They help protect against certain cancers and help maintain vision, and strong bones and teeth.
How long have you wanted to market your family heirloom recipe for barbecue sauce or peach relish, but didn't know what was required by the USDA/FDA, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, or the health inspectors, etc., to get started? Now you can attend a seminar like this one.