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Grabbing a sandwich is a quick easy way to have a meal on the go or at home. It can be filled with delicious, nutritious foods, can be cold or hot, grilled, open faced, closed, triple decked, or wrapped.  There are breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, and tea or party sandwiches. According to the USDA "A sandwich is a meat or poultry filling between two slices of bread, a bun or a biscuit." No matter how you define sandwich there are millions eaten every day. According to a 2019 YouGov survey the grilled cheese sandwich is the most popular.

WONDERFUL WATERMELON

Watermelon is an American summertime favorite. Throughout the summer months, many cannot get enough of this sweet treat. There are more than 1,200 different varieties of watermelons.

 Watermelon provides a refreshing way to help us reach the MyPlate recommendation of 1-2 cups from the fruit group each day. One cup of watermelon is equal to 1 small slice (1 inch thick) or 1 cup diced. Watermelon is naturally low in fat, sodium and has no cholesterol. It provides a source of potassium, vitamin C, Vitamin A and folic acid.  Watermelon is in season from May to September. 

It’s that time of year to begin enjoying corn-on-the-cob.  Now, how to prepare the “best” corn-on-the-cob.  There are numerous ways to prepare corn-on-the-cob successfully turn this Nebraska vegetable into a staple on your table.  Choose the cooking method that is most convenient for you and your family. 

Seasonal and Simple is a guide to help you select, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use simple preparations and seasonings, so you can taste the goodness of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor. The fruits and vegetables are listed in the guide by their growing season — spring, summer and fall. Nutrients and associated health benefits are listed with each fruit or vegetable.

Use this guide to choose fruits and vegetables in season and get all the benefits — food that tastes good, is good for you and is reasonably priced.

It’s frighteningly and easy to overcook—or undercook—food in your microwave.  And that’s not a surprise. Learn more about successfully cooking in the microwave. 

TEST YOUR MICROWAVE SKILLS:

1.  You can heat food in a take-our container; old whipping topping bowls or magarine tubs in the microwave oven?

SELECT RHUBARB

Choose flat stalks that are not curled or limp. Deep red stalks are sweeter and richer; tenderness is not related to size.

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Faculty Spotlight: Leslie Johnson

September 13, 2021
Meet Leslie Johnson, Nebraska Extension educator in the area of animal manure management.

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Dry edible bean harvest underway in the Panhandle

September 13, 2021
This season's dry edible bean harvest in underway in the tre0state region of the Nebraska Panhandle, southwest Nebraska, eastern Wyoming, and northeastern Colorado. The overall crop in the region looks very good, despite severe weather and some hail earlier in the year across the growing region. Average yield is expected to be around 2,400 pounds or approximately 40 bushels per acre.

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Returning to the Farm workshop set for Dec. 10, 11

September 8, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Agricultural Profitability and Nebraska Extension will present Returning to the Farm, and workshop series for families who are in the transition process of bringing members back to the farm. It will begin with a two-day workshop for multi-generational families on Dec. 10 and 11 in Columbus.  

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Backyard Farmer to film season finale with live audience Sept. 1

September 2, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The Backyard Farmer panel will hold a Q&A session with a live audience Sept. 1 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Backyard Farmer Garden on the UNiversity of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. The session will last for about 45 minutes before the filming of the Backyard Farmer season finale. Chairs will be available for the live audience. 

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