Dorothy C. Lee, Extension Agent

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Name: Dorothy C. Lee, Extension Agent
Date registered: March 22, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Leftover Alert — December 2, 2015
  2. Give Yourself the Gift of Time This Holiday Season — December 2, 2015
  3. September is Food Safety Month — August 29, 2015
  4. The Idyllic Picnic—Make It a Safe One! — June 26, 2015
  5. Eggcellent Food Safety Practices at Eastertime — March 24, 2015

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Leftover Alert

It’s that time of the year! The holidays are upon us. A time when our thoughts turn to family, friends, celebrations, holiday feasts, and, yes, leftovers. Holiday meal leftovers can be just as delectable as the original feast. The challenge is after dinner, and guarding against left-out leftovers. It requires special attention to safe food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/12/02/leftover-alert/

Give Yourself the Gift of Time This Holiday Season

It’s the season to be jolly, but for many of us it’s the season to be overstressed as well. If getting ready for the Holidays is beginning to feel like a full-time job, start rethinking your holiday plans and consider streamlining, or even scaling back, some of your activities. Following are some holiday survival tips …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/12/02/give-yourself-the-gift-of-time-this-holiday-season/

September is Food Safety Month

The prime causes of foodborne illness are a collection of bacteria with tongue-twisting names.  These organisms can become unwelcome guest at potlucks, picnics, and the dinner table. They are in a wide range of foods, including meat, eggs, milk and dairy products, coconut, chocolate, seafood, and even water. Careless food handling sets the stage for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/08/29/organizms-that-can-bug-you/

The Idyllic Picnic—Make It a Safe One!

It’s that time of year…Summertime! What could be more enjoyable than a summer picnic? Along the Gulf Coast all you need is a sunny day, white sand beach, and a menu to remember. However, poor planning can turn a picnic into a small disaster, so first, check the weather forecast because a rainstorm can put …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/06/26/the-idyllic-picnic-make-it-a-safe-one/

Eggcellent Food Safety Practices at Eastertime

Easter activities often include eggs. During the Spring holiday, eggs are both a decorative craft object and an inspiration for springtime fun and games, and, oh by the way, they are fun to eat too. Eggs and egg products are an important part of your diet. Although there are many myths and misconceptions about how …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/03/24/eggcellent-food-safety-practices-at-eastertime/

How to Start a Food Business in Florida

For the past decade, there has been a marked increase in the amount of local and small‐scale food production in the US, and the number of small food business in Florida is expected to increase with the Cottage Food Law. To run a successful business in competitive food market, it is important to have a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/02/12/how-to-start-a-food-business-in-florida/

A Win-Win Super Bowl Party

Get defensive about your health. These easy-to-tackle recipes are just as tasty, but lower in fat and calories than typical game-day fare. It’s a Win-Win situation. Skip the six-foot-long sub sandwich usually drenched in mayonnaise. Instead serve a soup and sandwich smorgasbord with a variety of low-fat cheeses, whole grain breads, fresh, low-sodium cold cuts, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/01/21/a-win-win-super-bowl-party/

COOK UP A HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA

Christmas is a joyous season. It’s a time to remember friends and neighbors with small tokens of your love and appreciation. Every holiday season is magical, but can also be a perplexing time. How do you choose gifts for your friends and loved ones that are unique, and sure to be cherished? Remember Christmas when …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/12/10/cook-up-a-holiday-gift-idea/

Is Your Holiday Turkey in JEOPARDY?

Defrosted on the counter, prestuffed, slow-baked, partially cooked, stored whole without carving…? If any of these situations sounds like your usual Thanksgiving dinner preparation plans, you may be putting your turkey in jeopardy. Mistake 1. Defrosting at Room Temperature “We’ve always done it that way…There’s no room in the refrigerator…We forgot it was in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/11/17/is-your-holiday-turkey-in-jeopardy/

Pack a Better Back-to-School Lunch!

It’s that time of year again! With kids off to school they are again faced with the important question: What’s for lunch? With childhood obesity on the rise, having a nutritious lunch is an important part of an overall healthful diet. Since most kids consume one-third of their daily total calories at lunch, here are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/08/21/pack-a-better-back-to-school-lunch/

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