Author Archives: kendle4

Food Safety at Fairs and Festivals

As we flip the calendar page to July, a growing number of local fairs and festivals await us. Who can resist a funnel cake, fresh squeezed lemonade, or those fabulous fair fries? In my mind, I have this picturesque image … Continue reading

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Just Because You Can . . .

I have a fellow co-worker whose favorite saying is “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” This piece of advice applies to a wide variety of topics from using expired food to standing on the top of a ladder. … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Fresh Produce Food Safety

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 9 million people every year have a foodborne illness caused by a known pathogen. Approximately 46% of those illnesses, or 4.14 million, are attributed to fruits and vegetables. This … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Soup?

What’s in Your Soup? Today was one of the first really cold days of fall. The discussion in my office turned to soup – a lunchtime favorite for many. “That smells delicious . . . what is it and can … Continue reading

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It’s Salsa Time

Fresh salsa is a delicious summer treat. It is a healthy food option that adds color and zest to family meals and is also a great choice for summer picnics. My family loves making, and eating, homemade salsa! Making and … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Pull out the Grill!

Spring is finally attempting to arrive! The days are warmer and we are seeing more of the sun. After being cooped up for so long, I am noticing a boon of folks outside grilling. In fact, I went to the … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Food Safe in the Kitchen

Cooking with kids can be a delight! My children, now ages 7 and 9, have helped me in the kitchen since they were old enough to hold a wooden spoon. While we often focus on selecting age appropriate tasks for … Continue reading

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