Monthly Archive: March 2012

Exciting Eggs – Play It Safe with Eggs

To avoid the possibility of foodborne illness, fresh eggs must be handled carefully.  Even eggs with clean, uncracked shells may occasionally contain bacteria called Salmonella that can cause an intestinal infection.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to prevent this problem in eggs by requiring that egg producers obtain chicks that are …

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The Benefits of Berries

Red, blue, purple, frozen, fresh, dried…berries put a smile on your face.  Berries are a sweet, tasty treat; they are beautiful to look at; and they’re good for you. Health benefits These little treats pack a nutritional punch.  They are naturally low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium.  Berries are a great source of dietary …

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Solitary Bees in Landscapes

The mining bees or adrenids are often seen in areas of landscapes that have little ground vegetation and loose soil.  After mating, the female bee will excavate a very small tunnel in the ground that has several small cells attached to it.  The bee collects pollen and nectar to add to the cell and then lays …

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