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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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2-Piece Canning Lids - Research-tested recommendations

So You Want to Preserve - Canning Basics - Equipment Needs

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe -North Central Region Food Safety Newsletter series

                            Newsletter April/May - Determine Spoilage in Home-Canned Goods - Storing Dry Beans

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