• Blowing out the candles

    This may seem gross…but have you ever thought about germs from people blowing out birthday candles? Or worse yet, accidentally spitting on a birthday cake while blowing out the candles. Researchers from Clemson looked at this topic and published in the Journal of Food Research.  Their research shows that blowing out candles on a birthday […] Tags:
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  • Germy Water Bottles

    Many people are conscientiously carrying refillable water bottles.  One key positive here is that drinking water  on a regular basis gives the  body the fluid it needs to keep itself healthy https://news.nutritioneducationstore.com/hydrate-for-health/.  Also using a refillable bottle helps keep more waste from plastic water bottles out of the trash. There’s also the cost savings of […] Tags:
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  • Shellfish Safety

    There’s an old saying that you shouldn’t eat oysters in months that don’t have an “R” in them? That would be May, June, July and August. The idea behind this may have originally been sound.  These months are summer months when coastal waters where shellfish are harvested are warmer and the risk for bacterial growth […] Tags:
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  • Freezing the Taste of Summer


    One of the great tastes of summer  is corn-on-the-cob. Lots of people try to retain that great flavor for later in the year by freezing corn when it’s at its peak. People are always looking for quick and easy ways to do things and the internet tends to perpetuate this with the latest fads and […] Tags:
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  • Grill it safely

    I recently went to a large outdoor family event where lots of hamburgers were being cooked on grills.  Was there a food thermometer in sight? Nope. I really don’t understand why people are so resistant to using a food thermometer when cooking. The only way to be sure that meat is cooked to a high […] Tags:
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