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Living Well


May
22

Easy Steps for Cleaning Your Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is a useful kitchen tool that helps break up food particles and move them down the drain to prevent unwanted clogs. Occasionally, not all the remnants of food get processed completely, causing buildup that leaves a lingering odor. Noticing a foul smell is a sure-tell…more

May
15

Healthy Summer Salads for a Cookout

Freshen up your family cookout with these nutritious salads that’ll add a little green and variety to your event’s spread. Whether you like sweet and tangy, cool and crisp, or earthy with a little kick, these three salad recipes will have something to satisfy all types of flavor…more

May
08

How to Clean Your Vacuum so it Can Clean Better

Over time your vacuum can begin to smell musty, leaving a lingering odor even after you have cleaned the floors. This is a sign that it is time to do basic maintenance and clean out your vacuum cleaner. To know where to begin, it’s best to check your…more

May
03

Frisée – A Versatile and Distinctive Salad Green

By: Kayla Michaud, RD Frisée is a type of salad green in the chicory family; it is also called curly endive and is made up of long, narrow, curly leaves. It has been used in European countries for some time but it wasn’t until the 1990’s that frisée gained…more

May
01

Tips for Storing and Shopping for Produce

Fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of many delicious recipes and are a crucial part of a healthy diet. When shopping for and storing these items, it’s helpful to know how to read price look-up (PLU) labels and to be aware of where the produce needs to be…more

Apr
24

Refreshing, Non-Alcoholic Party Spritzers

With spring and summer knocking on your door, we have three refreshingly delicious spritzers that will quench your thirst and be a hit with family, friends, and even the kids. From the tangy flavors of the blood orange and thyme spritzer, and the cool, crispness of cucumber and…more

Apr
17

Perfecting Your Knife Skills

Julienne, brunoise, mince, and batonnet: what do these four terms have in common? They are all basic knife cuts. To excel at these knife strokes, it’s important to learn how to hold, sharpen, and clean knives properly, as well as to understand the different uses for each knife.…more

Apr
10

Disinfecting the Kitchen After Cooking with Raw Meat

When cooking with meat it’s important to not only make sure it reaches a certain temperature before consuming, but it’s also crucial to properly disinfect the kitchen after handling the items. Raw meat, poultry, and fish carry numerous diseases that can be detrimental to our health; therefore, following…more

Apr
03

Unclogging Drains — Everything You Need to Know

The sharp blades of the garbage disposal are helpful when it comes to breaking down small food particles, but occasionally it just can’t handle every mess that comes its way. When your kitchen sink backs up, it’s definitely not a sight you want to behold. What’s more is…more

Apr
01

Year-Round Benefits of Mango

By: Mackenzie Elrod, R.D. Hailed as one of the most popular fruits in the world, mangoes were first grown in India over 5,000 years ago. Interestingly, in this region it is believed that gifting someone a basket of mangoes indicates friendship, and there are many tales of Buddha…more