4 generations of women keep secret pickle recipe in the family

By Jordan Grice   –   Southside Daily VIRGINIA BEACH — For Dena Sawyer, making pickles has always been a way to bring her family together. Using a family recipe that dates back to the early 1900s, Sawyer said the family hobby always yielded great gifts for their neighbors to enjoy during the summer and the holidays. […]

Pickle Classes Taking Place

  KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Join master food preserver, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County nutrition educator, and professional cook Janie Greenwald as she hosts the Kitchen Class Series’ last class for the summer — Quick Pickles — from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24 at Kingston Plaza. The class fee is $35. Register by the […]

Anti-cholesterol agents extracted from wild plants

By Snehlata Shrivastav  –   The Times of India NAGPUR: Researcher from the Botany Department at Nagpur University has extracted and purified certain pharmacologically and bioactive phytosterols (plant-based cholesterols) from wild plants which can potentially counter the activity of animal cholesterol in human beings. The researcher, Pradnya Anasane, has also identified edible seeds of certain vegetables and fruits, […]


Reposted from The Silver Times This is a tentative victory, but it shows the usefulness of the specialized associations in the transparency of food. In mid-July, Foodwatch, denounced the deception induced by the logos “Made in France” on many food packages. While the label ” blue-white-red “, which seems to reassure consumers about the origin […]

Entertainment Announced for 31st Annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival

Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel were announced as the entertainment at Gruene Hall on Friday, October 6th, 2017 for the 31st Annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival benefiting United Way of Comal County (UWCC).  Chris Snider, President of Texas Tito’s and UWCC Campaign Chair, says “this is THE event of the year for UWCC. […]