Preserving the Hunt: How to Can Venison | Seasonal Food and Country Style Recipes

Safe preservation of venison begins in the field. A special concern with venison is chronic wasting disease. Harvest only healthy-looking deer. Avoid eating the eyes, brain, spinal cord, spleen, tonsils or lymph nodes of any deer. Care must be taken to avoid contamination of the meat while dressing, handling and transporting it. Field-dress the deer … Read more

Don’t invite salmonella or other bacteria to holiday meals

DENISE ATTAWAY Clemson University The 2022 holiday season is near, and a Clemson University food systems and safety agent has some tips to help keep people safe from foodborne illnesses. Turkey is a popular entrée served for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, but it also is a source of possible food poisoning, such as salmonella infections. … Read more

The Shelf Life of Home-Canned Food | Seasonal Food and Country Style Recipes

You have had a productive summer of canning, freezing and drying foods. Now you are wondering how long you can keep these foods. Storage life depends upon proper preserving methods, which we have addressed in previous articles, and upon the make-up of the food. Storing canned food in a cool, dark, dry place will extend … Read more

Pennsylvania chef Chris Scott talks the sweet and sour flavors of Amish soul food | Nation

PHILADELPHIA — Hot pepper sauce watermelon salad, a blend of the fibrous summer fruit plus a generous helping of crunchy cucumbers doused with salt, apple cider vinegar, and hot sauce, sits at the heart of chef Chris Scott’s definition of Amish soul food cooking. “My grandmother used to take watermelon, hit it with some salt … Read more

Philly’s Famous Cheese Has a Creamy History | Antique Collectibles and Historical Stories

I thought I had written about every dairy product on the market but realized this morning that I missed one. One of my favorite things to eat is a New York-style bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese and all the accoutrements. Capers, especially the capers. October is Pennsylvania Cheese Month, and it is important for … Read more

Try Freezing Your Pans for Easy Meal Prep | Seasonal Food and Country Style Recipes

Imagine having a freezer full of delicious homemade meals, ready to be heated and served when you get home from work or from shopping. Freezing prepared foods in advance combines the satisfaction of homemade meals with the convenience of store-bought ones. Keep in mind these facts when freezing prepared foods. Freezing does not improve the … Read more

Road to Hell has paving instructions

Can something be beautiful and dangerous at the same time? I mean, besides teenage romance. Well, that’s Heartbreak, Texas, in a nutshell. Sally Rae and I run The Waterin’ Hole Café, the main eatery in Heartbreak, some 50 or 500 miles west of Houston’s depraved sushi bars. David Mosley First off, I want to say … Read more

Canning Plain Beets in Water or Pickled Beets In Vinegar | Seasonal Food and Country Style Recipes

Throughout the summer, Extension educators received many calls concerning problems with canning red beets. Many people seem confused about canning plain beets in water versus pickled beets canned in a vinegar solution. Let’s examine the differences between each method. It is important to recognize that red beets as they are grown and harvested are a … Read more

Maryland farms join forces with UMD and Flying Dog to create Field Notes Pale Ale | Economy & business

Frederick’s Flying Dog Brewery and the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture & Natural Resources have worked with two Maryland farmers to put even more homegrown ingredients into the brewery’s annual Field Notes Pale Ale. Since its launch six years ago, Flying Dog has brewed Field Notes as part of its long-running agriculture project with … Read more

How to Preserve Pumpkins and Winter Squash for Winter Recipes | Seasonal Food and Country Style Recipes

It’s pumpkin season again and time to think of ways to store this nutrient-rich food to use throughout the winter and spring. Both pumpkin and squash are members of the Cucurbita family, so pumpkin is just a variety of winter squash. Both can be stored for several months in a cool, well-ventilated area at temperatures … Read more