Summer is filled with fresh vegetables and fruits. Be venturesome and use herbs to try some different flavors! Not only will the kitchen smell good, but it will give a different taste to your food. Try adding: dill or thyme to fresh green beans oregano or marjoram to broccoli garlic, onion, pepper and basil to […]
Cooking & Freezing with Fresh Herbs
Are you interested in using fresh herbs to season your food this harvest season? Watch this webinar to learn science-based tips for drying and freezing your garden’s fresh herbs for continued enjoyment through the fall and winter. Click here to view the webinar: http://go.osu.edu/preserving_herbs.
Is Sodium Sneaking Into Your Diet?
According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, 89% of the U.S. population ages 1 year and older have a sodium intake above the daily recommendation. Males (14-70 years old) average about 4320mg of sodium per day. On the other hand, females (14-70 years old) average about 3042mg of sodium per day . These numbers are alarming, […]
Go Local! Celebrate Local Foods Week!
August 9 – 15, 2015 is Local Foods Week in Ohio where we celebrate Local Foods. OSU Extension’s Signature Program, Local Foods encourages consumers to explore and buy local foods. Ohio Local Foods week is not only about enjoying the tastes of local foods but is also about becoming more aware and better informed about […]
Tips for Freezing Fresh Herbs
Fresh herbs are one of the many joys of springtime. They add wonderful, bright flavor to your foods and can make an otherwise colorless food colorful! (Think chives on a baked potato). Whether you’re buying bunches of parsley from the grocery store, or harvesting rows of basil leaves, we all have found ourselves with more herbs […]
Making Fresh Salsa
Everyone seems to have their favorite salsa recipe. And, this time of year the salsa ingredients are abundant in gardens, at farmer’s markets and at the grocery — ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, pepper and other fresh vegetables and herbs. If you are making fresh salsa to eat or store in the refrigerator you don’t […]