While I was preparing information to share at my recent holiday program I came across an article in the December issue of the "You Asked It" newsletter from K-State Research and Extension. The baking substitutions below can be handy to remember for any holiday. They are from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, 15 Healthy Holiday Baking Substitutes.
Barton County 4-H members are asked to nominate members of the community who have given their time and talent to the 4-H program without any expectation of a reward. The clubs present their nominations at a 4-H Council meeting and all clubs have an equal vote. The 2015 Friends of 4-H are Eddie and Cindy Jurgensen and Loren and Cindy Phillips.
I hope your Thanksgiving celebration was special and that you were able to spend some unhurried time with your family. We returned home from a trip just before the temperatures dropped and the moisture started. The icy weather conditions made it a bit challenging but we were happy to have our kids and grandkids home at various times throughout the weekend.
The Barton County Extension Council Appreciation award is presented to an individual or a couple who have given additional support and time to the Extension Council Educational programs. In many cases their hard work and dedication has lightened the load for the Extension Service personnel, in addition to making the Extension Council efforts more effective. The success of Extension programs depends on the unselfish energy of such people who have spent considerable time supporting our endeavors for no monetary rewards.
Clarinetist Sarunas Jankauskas will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Sandzén Gallery in Lindsborg. He will be accompanied by locally raised pianist, Nick Carlson. The concert continues a tradition of area musicians performing at the Gallery during the holiday season. This year's event is a special benefit for the A. Jay Steinberg Music Scholarship, with freewill donations accepted.
Poinsettias are a popular gift to give and receive this time of year, and a little tender, loving care will keep them looking good for months to come, according to Kansas State University horticulturist Ward Upham.
When warmer days go away, rats and mice come out to play-inside our homes and other buildings. K-State Research and Extension wildlife specialist Charlie Lee said late fall is the time of year when home and farm owners should prepare for rodents seeking shelter in warmer places, and they should also understand the real damage these pests can do.
Greek. Probiotic. Live cultures. Heat-treated. The verbiage on yogurt containers can be dizzying. A Kansas State University nutritionist said that while there are differences in the array of yogurts available, most aid digestibility and have other nutritional benefits.
Now that cooler weather is settling in, the slow cooker comes out of the cabinets often at our house. It is so nice to come home from a busy day at work and be greeted with the smell of supper ready to serve. It just takes a bit of planning and a few extra minutes in the morning to chop vegetables for a favorite recipe.
48 hours of 4-H was designed for 4-H members to choose a project that would make an impact on their community. Over 75 4-H members rallied on Sunday, October 11, to serve a meal and make some money but most importantly they came to help honor the Kansas veterans.