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From the Extension Office from April 15, 2019

An explanation for that feeling of insatiable hunger

When was the last time you asked yourself what drives your appetite? Never, that’s my guess. It’s just an automatic response we take for granted. For most, the transition from satiety to hunger...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

The chef and dietitian: Make the best of both worlds

A chef and a dietitian walk into a bar ... From the beginning of our relationship, which just so happened to start while working in a bar, Sean and I have always found a common interest in food....

DATE: March 11, 2021 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

A long walk inspires plans for a week of meals

According to my calculations, over the past 11 months, we’ve prepared about 980 meals at home. Three meals a day, every day. If I could tally the countless requests for snacks, I would. However, I...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Three simple principles to guide your food choices

Make every bite count. This is the call to action from the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2020-25). Catchy, and practical, this messaging is intended to encourage Americans to prioritize...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

This holiday season, give the gifts that keep on giving

Are you at a loss for ideas of gifts to give this holiday season? Remember that gifts can take shape in many forms. And the greatest gifts come from the heart. Sometimes, a meaningful gift is...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a simple meal full of tradition

Normally, meal planning is a strategy to make life easier, save money and choose healthier food. Love it or hate it, there are a handful of meals a year that even the most resistant will plan...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

How an apple seed sprouts joy in the kitchen and out

It starts with a little love and caring. One small apple seed, water, sun and time. A minimalist formula, but it covers the basics of pomology. Fortunately, this isn’t a column about growing...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

If you plan to can, use a trusted and tested recipe

I’ll venture to guess there are some newbies to food preservation this year. It would be tough to argue the pandemic did not bring a heightened awareness to our reliance on large-scale food...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Reduce your food bill and eat healthy with these thrifty tips

For the sixth week in a row, I’ve left the grocery store with a touch of sticker shock. The first few occasions, I blamed it on the purchase of higher-priced items you need only periodically. Now,...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Stuck in a rut? Reset your mood with physical activity

I’ve thought about writer’s block a fair amount this week. Not just because I’m experiencing it, but also because it seems to mimic a state familiar to writers and non-writers alike. That feeling...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Raising an appreciation for diversity through global cuisine

A few months back, I overheard my 5-year-old rattling off names of countries from around the world. My oldest is either correcting or applauding her as she attempts to match images of flags with...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

We’re all in this together, but our perspectives vary

I’m sure you’ve read it somewhere, on a social media post, scrawled across the street in chalk or, if nowhere else, in this very column: We are all in this together. It’s an interesting concept to...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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