If you like vinaigrette on your salad or as a marinade, give this homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette a try.
The Food Factor: Homemade Sports Drink
August 2, 2022
Most of the time water is the best choice before, during, and after physical activity. However, there are times when you might benefit from a sports drink.
3 Herbs to Grow Outdoors
July 29, 2022
Many herbs are easy to grow in the garden or in containers. Rosemary, basil, and dill are mainstays in my garden because I like to use them while cooking in my kitchen.
Three Fruit Jam Recipes
July 26, 2022
Summertime is a great time to try new recipes with in-season produce. Whether you garden yourself or have several friends who share their produce with you, there is always plenty of fresh produce to choose from this time of year.
Venomous Snakes: How Can You Tell?
July 22, 2022
In my opinion, snakes are not cute and cuddly like some other wildlife, such as rabbits and baby deer. However, they do an important job in nature and benefit humans by controlling pests, including mice and insects, that can spread disease and damage property.
Snakes do not seek out humans, but we can and do come across them. If you happen to encounter one, it’s unlikely it will bite unless it feels threatened or you surprise it.
Six of the 55 different kinds of snakes in Mississippi are venomous. Although the risk of a venomous snake bite is low, it can happen. It’s...
Tips for Healthy Grilling
July 19, 2022
Meat typically comes to mind when we think about backyard barbecues, but you can cook much more than that on the grill. Try adding fruits and vegetables this summer to go along with your protein choices.
Three Common MS Butterflies
July 14, 2022
Butterflies are a fan-favorite insect among many people. Not only are they pleasing to watch, they also play a vital role in our environment. Butterflies are pollinators, meaning they move pollen from one flower to another, fertilizing plants so they can reproduce. They’re both beautiful AND beneficial!
The Food Factor: Creamy Blueberry Shake
July 12, 2022
This Creamy Blueberry Shake is great for quick breakfast or an on-the-go snack.
How to Deadhead Petunias
July 8, 2022
Petunias are great summer annuals to have in your landscape. They offer beautiful blooms that can withstand the Mississippi heat and thrive up until the first cold snap of the winter. Get the most out of your petunias by properly deadheading them! Deadheading the wilted or dead blooms only encourages new blooms to grow and keeps them looking great for several months.
The Food Factor: Tuna Cakes
July 5, 2022
If canned tuna is a pantry staple in your house, these Tuna Cakes can be on your dinner table in no time!
Fireworks: How to Keep Pets Safe, Comfortable
July 1, 2022
We celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend, and I dread holidays that include fireworks celebrations. The noises that accompany those light-filled sky displays absolutely terrify my dogs. However, there are a few things you can do to ease your pets’ fear and keep them safe.
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