Daily bread starts early at Heartland Homestead

Daily bread starts early at Heartland Homestead

Marilyn Geiger takes her work with Extension and Community Association (ECA) seriously. So seriously that she got up at 6:30 a.m. to prep a bread demo...

March 16th, 2016 |  


Bake a cake, wash one bowl

Bake a cake, wash one bowl

The conventional wisdom is that cake mix was invented after World War II by big corporate mills as a way to use up an excess of flour stockpiled durin...

March 9th, 2016 |  


Add frittatas to your egg repertoire

Add frittatas to your egg repertoire

A frittata is like the illicit love child of an omelet and a quiche; clearly descended from both but not traditionally welcomed with open arms into th...

March 2nd, 2016 |  


Think of your slow cooker as a tiny oven

Think of your slow cooker as a tiny oven

As everyone knows, slow cookers or crock pots are great for soups, stews, pasta sauce or anything else that needs a good long simmer. Since they cook ...

February 24th, 2016 |  


Eat your oatmeal, it’s good for you

Eat your oatmeal, it’s good for you

While the health benefits of oats have been documented in dozens of studies, the question becomes not if one should be eating oats, but how. A bowl of...

February 17th, 2016 |  


Valentine’s Day DIY, easier than you think

Valentine’s Day DIY, easier than you think

With 100,000 pounds of Conversation Hearts produced every year during the season, they are the best selling Valentine’s Day candy. They even bea...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Master Gardeners are also master cooks

Master Gardeners are also master cooks

It should come as no surprise that Master Gardeners are masterful gardeners but it is perhaps less well known that many of them are master cooks as we...

January 27th, 2016 |  


Surry Extension marks ‘National Soup Month’

Surry Extension marks ‘National Soup Month’

In honor of National Soup Month, Cooperative Extension staged an instructional soup luncheon last Friday at its county headquarters. The program, open...

January 20th, 2016 |  


Eat like a Movie Star

Eat like a Movie Star

Hollywood award season is in full swing after last Sunday’s drunkfest of a season opener, the Golden Globes. Fueled by 7,500 glasses of Moet cha...

January 13th, 2016 |  


Comfort food takes the chill out of winter

Comfort food takes the chill out of winter

With the holidays behind us, cold weather finally setting in and 73 long, cold days until spring, a little comfort food is called for. Something hot t...

January 6th, 2016 |