Nutrition

Q&A For the Novice Food Preserver

In this interview, Master Food Preserver Volunteer Kathy Shaw offers a Q&A for our readers about food preservation and in particular, the Master Food Preserver Volunteer Program (MFP) offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Kathy took the course in 2009. She has continued to be a part of the program ever since. She lives […]

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potato wedges

Appetizer Recipes Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend, are you ready? If not, we are here for you with some great appetizer recipes. Whether you’re hosting or need to bring something to a get-together, these easy recipes from UMaine Extension are great for the occasion. Bean or Chick Pea Dip -great for dipping veggie sticks or spreading on […]

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Turkey Dinner

Perfect Publications for the Holidays

It’s getting colder and the holidays are fast approaching. Be prepared with these UMaine Publications. #4213  Helpful Hints for Handling Turkeys for Thanksgiving #4107  Basics for Handling Food Safely #4214  General Food Safety Tips for Preparing Food #4308  Cranberries #4045  Let’s Preserve: Cranberries #7011  Balsam Fir Tip Gathering #7012  Making Balsam Fir Wreaths #7210 Maine Home Energy Series  #3104  Money-Saving Holiday Shopping Tips […]

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Cranberries

Maine Food for November: Cranberries and Winter Squash

With Fall comes the arrival of local cranberries! No Fall or Winter holiday table would be complete without at least one cranberry item. Cranberries can be added to countless dishes, from quick breads, yeast breads, salads, relishes, salsas and chutneys, to soups, grain-based entrees and of course, desserts. As cranberries become available, it’s a good […]

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Color Coordinated Apples

Maine Food for October: Potatoes, Apples and Cider

University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes information to help you find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. Visit extension.umaine.edu to order or download bulletins to fit the season, including October favorites such as Bulletin #4035 Let’s Preserve: Apples, Bulletin #4179 Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Potatoes and Bulletin #4191 Safe […]

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tomatoes

Maine Food For August: Tips to Preserve Blueberries, Tomatoes & Corn

Delicious fruits and vegetables are ripe for the picking in August and University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Kathy Savoie wants Mainers to have up-to-date information on the best methods, canners, jars and seals to safely preserve food. UMaine Extension publishes information to help people find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables. […]

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Maine Food for July: Snap Beans and Cucumbers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes information to help find, grow, use and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. A variety of bulletins can be ordered or downloaded at extension.umaine.edu. July favorites include “Let’s Preserve: Snap Beans,” “Let’s Preserve: Pickles,” “Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Cucumbers” and “Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Green Beans […]

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picked fiddleheads

Fiddleheads and Rhubarb: Maine for May

By: Kathy Savoie, UMaine Extension Educator University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes information to help you find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. Visit extension.umaine.edu to order or download bulletins to fit the season, including May favorites such as Bulletin # 4198 Facts on Fiddleheads, Bulletin #4060 Facts on Edible […]

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Participants make pickles in a food preservation workshop

Master Food Preserver Applications Still Available

There is still time to apply to the Master Food Preserver program! The Master Food Preserver program in Cumberland County is the only one of its kind in Maine. Each year 12 Master Food Preserver volunteers are trained to extend the reach of UMaine Food Preservation education to over 6,000 Maine youth and adults. They teach […]

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