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Professional consumer and family scientists answer questions about: cleaning, consumer management, food preparationfood preservationfood safetyhousehold equipment, nutrition, and laundry.

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Tue, 04/16/2024 - 10:00
Asparagus Now and Later
There is no denying it! Spring and asparagus go hand in hand. Whether it comes from the garden, supermarket, or…

Tue, 04/09/2024 - 10:00
Spring: Time for Rhubarb!
A sure sign that spring is arriving is rhubarb starting to grow! Although it is technically a vegetable, it is used as a fruit…

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 10:00
Spouting or Greening Potatoes . . . Keep or Toss?
“Should a potato with sprouts be used or tossed?” There is a great deal of conflicting advice on the question of use or…

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