Should You Can on Smooth Cooktop Stoves?
Master Food Preservers are frequently asked about canning on smooth cooktop stoves. It depends on the manufacturer's recommendation. Get more information from the National Center for Home Food Preservation about preserving on smooth cooktop stoves.
Holiday Food Safety
Do you have questions about your Holiday Dinner? How long to keep leftovers? Or how to clean your Turkey? See these resources and find out what you need to know.
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Food Safety Blogs
California’s nascent coffee industry to hold summit Jan. 18
Posted 12/12/2017 - Coffee is being commercially grown in California and coffee drinkers can't get enough of the locally produced beverage, which currently retails for about $18 per cup. Anyone who is interested in growing, processing or marketing specialty coffee in...
Visit mountain mandarin orchards for tasty treats
Posted 11/29/2017 - Nestled in the rolling foothills of Placer County, just northeast of Sacramento, are more than 35 beautiful small family farms growing mandarin oranges. The warm days and cool nights in Penryn, Newcastle, Loomis, Lincoln and Auburn make this area a...
Vibrant purple sweet potatoes are a healthful Thanksgiving surprise
Posted 11/20/2017 - Candied sweet potatoes – dripping with butter, brown sugar and pecans – or a casserole of mashed sweet potatoes smothered with toasted marshmallows are common sides on the Thanksgiving table. These rich dishes belie the true nature of sweet...
Simple tips for the best Thanksgiving
Posted 11/18/2017 - “What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” asks Charlie Brown. You don't need to be a beloved cartoon character to understand the meaning of Thanksgiving....
Thanksgiving persimmons are autumn joy
Posted 11/16/2017 - When the weather cools in the fall and the holidays draw near, orange orbs ripen on persimmon trees in California to offer a fresh autumn sweetness in time for Thanksgiving recipes and holiday décor. At the UC South Coast Research and Extension...