Savannah Valley District

Homemaker’s Column: Cross-Contamination

Cross-contamination, a common food safety term, occurs when harmful pathogens are transferred from one food to another during food preparation and cooking. Cross-contamination can be particularly damaging when foodborne pathogens are transmitted to food that will not be cooked before it is served. A classic example is when a cutting board that has been used […]

Downy Mildew in South Carolina

Rob Last, Horticultural Agent – Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, and Hampton Calling all cucurbit growers in South Carolina. Downy Mildew has been confirmed in South Carolina this week. For more information, please use the QR Code. Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, […]

Homemaker’s Column: Smile and Say, “Cheese!”

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP It’s photo time. Smile and Say, “Cheese!” Well, why wouldn’t you smile at the thought of cheese? About everybody likes some cheese, which is good because cheese is one of those great dairy products which give you the calcium your body needs. You don’t think about nutrition […]

Farm Safety & Health: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent May is Mental Health Month, which can be a difficult subject to talk about with agricultural community members. Farmers carry heavy loads that can become whelming at times. Being a farmer in today’s world means wearing many, many hats. They have to be meteorologists, accountants, business managers, mechanics, soil […]

Homemaker’s Column: Cookware Safety

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP There are countless types of cookware. The applications and food safety considerations for everyday cookware are described below. Knowing these qualities will help you make ideal choices for your cooking purposes. Pottery:  Pottery is one of the oldest cooking vessels known to man, but not all pottery […]

Homemaker’s Column: Halt Salt!

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP Most Americans overeat salt. A pinch of salt here and a dash of salt there can quickly add up to unhealthy levels of sodium in the diet. Choosing foods that are lower in salt and sodium is a key to healthy eating. Salt is sodium chloride. Table […]

Homemaker’s Column: Choosing Breakfast Cereals

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP Ready-to-eat cereal is one of the most popular breakfast choices in the United States. According to Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Kids, Americans eat enough cereal every year to stretch a chain of empty boxes to the moon and back. Cereal is a quick, easy, nutritious way to […]