Savannah Valley District

Cook Once, Eat Twice

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent If you find meal preparation to be hectic after a long day at work and want to find a way to make it less of a drudgery, try a simple remedy:  Cook once, eat twice. If you have to cook anyway, why not cook twice as much as you […]

Nutrient Density

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent Why is an apple a better choice than a bag of pretzels? They have roughly the same number of calories, but nutrients count, too. The apple provides fiber, Vitamin C, and potassium for an equal number of calories. Therefore, the apple has a higher nutrient density. A serving of […]

Eastern Tent Caterpillars Are on the Move

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent – Clemson University Spring has arrived in the low country; home gardeners are working in their gardens, azaleas, and dogwoods have been blooming for several weeks, and tent caterpillars are appearing on our trees’ foliage and shrubs. The eastern tent caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum, is a native pest of North […]

Egg Shelling Safety

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent Eggs can be a part of a healthy diet. However, they are perishable just like raw meat, poultry, and fish. To be safe, they must be properly stored, handled, and cooked. Some unbroken fresh shell eggs may contain Salmonella enteritidis bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. Researchers say that […]