Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish. Follow these steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season. Separate When shopping, pick up meat, poultry, and seafood last, right before checkout. Separate them from other food in your shopping cart and grocery bags. To guard against cross-contamination, put… Continue reading Grilling Safely
The best way to prevent tick-borne disease is to prevent ticks from attaching and feeding for long periods. Notably, less than one percent of the ticks are infected with pathogens. Ticks must be attached and feed for several days in order to transmit disease. Do not panic if you find a tick attached. Remove attached… Continue reading Prevention of Tick-Borne Disease
It’s been cold, it’s been rainy, it’s about to get hot, so now’s the time to freshen up your closets so your sunny-weather wardrobes are ready to wear when the weather gets warm! Before storing or switching out winter-weather clothes, check them for stains and launder them, if necessary. If you have an overabundance of… Continue reading Getting Your Closet Ready for Summer
As we begin the height of spring storm season, now is the time to get ready and learn about some great resources at your fingertips. Preparing ahead of a potential emergency or disaster reduces the risk of harm to you and your family, said Barbara Brown, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension food specialist. “Here in… Continue reading Prepare ahead of possible disasters and emergencies
As spring and summer are upon us, know is a great time to take advantage of the great tastes and flavors herbs have to offer. If you are lucky enough to have a small “kitchen garden” then you may find you produce more then you can use this time of year. Never fear, herbs are… Continue reading Preserving Fresh Herbs
Although the things we own can usually be replaced, and in the grand scheme of a disaster are put into perspective as they relate to our life and safety, they are still an important part of our lives. If I have said it once, I will say it one thousand times; the best time to… Continue reading Creating a Household Inventory – Prepare before a disaster
Did you know hard boiled eggs are easier to peel if they are toward the end of their self-life? That means know is the time to purchase those Easter Eggs for hunting and “deviling”! Here are a few things to know when using eggs this spring. Poultry may carry bacteria such as Salmonella and Campylobacter… Continue reading Egg- Knowledge!