Payson grad follows heart and receives grant to grow The Nest Prep | Local News

You’ve just brought your brand new baby home. You’re exhausted, frazzled—and hungry. The last thing you want to do is cook something. Or maybe diet rebuilders. Anyway, point being, call Madelyn Ellis — the latest Payson kid with a great idea. Ellis, a 2010 Payson graduate and daughter of town council member Scott Nossek, has … Read more

Recognizing holiday hazards | Health

The holiday season presents opportunities for celebrating with loved ones, and for many families, that includes their dogs and cats. However, holiday foods and decorations can pose health risks for pets and the hustle and bustle may be overwhelming. To help keep your pet safe amid the jolly chaos, consider these potential hazards from the … Read more

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

Can My Dog Eat Turkey? Holiday Dishes That Are Unsafe for Pets | Seasonal Food and Country Style Recipes

Part of the joy of celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or any of this season’s holidays comes from making and eating special foods. We indulge in delicacies and dishes – often rich in butter, sugar and fat – that we may only eat at this time of year. And since we love our pets and think … Read more

Community calendar | Food |

The calendar of events is a regular feature of the Owatonna People’s Press. Readers are invited to submit items for publication. Calendar items/events must be open to the public. To submit, email the particulars to COVID/flu vaccine clinic• 11 am-5 pm, Steele County Public Health, 635 Florence Ave., Owatonna. No appointment is needed. Any … Read more

How to Can Chicken at Home | Seasonal Food and Country Style Recipes

Do you like the convenience of opening a can of ready-to-use meat and having many possibilities for preparing a meal? Think of a can of tuna. You can do the same thing with canned chicken. Canned, boneless, skinless chicken can be the basis of many dishes. The soft meat breaks up easily to layer with … Read more

A time to give: Ways you can help during Thanksgiving week | News

If it’s better to give than to receive, the givers are out in full force providing Thanksgiving cheer to many. That was evident Friday at Stay Focused Ministries on California Avenue, where volunteers from many nonprofit organizations gathered to assemble about 450 food boxes, with turkeys too for the first 150 vehicles in line. “We … Read more

DOG TALK: Always something to be thankful for | Columns

Yes, times are tough right now. But there is always something to be thankful for. So, on this Thanksgiving, why not give thanks for everything you have — regardless of how little — instead of dwelling on what you don’t have? If you are missing someone or something, be thankful they, or it, are or … 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