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Filed under Good thoughts, Recommendations
Autumn Red peach.
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I once read that Julia Child said there were some foods you could eat over the sink. A peach was one of those foods. That’s why I ate a juicy peach for breakfast this morning “over the sink”.

Can you think of other foods that fall into this category?

Lee Jackson
Home and Family Living Coach
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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, July 30th, 2010

Filed under Healthy food practices, Holidays, Safety Practices
Picnic outside the Jimmy Buffet concert
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The last two posts have concentrated on the deep-fried indulging world of fair and festival food. Today I want to consider how to have safe eating and drinking experiences at those events.

Remember that food safety practices should be followed at fairs just as they are at home.

Practice cleanliness.

Keep raw food from contaminating other food.
Don’t cut fresh vegetables or fruits on the same cutting surface as you prepare raw meat.

Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Filed under Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Holidays, Recipes
A funnel cake covered in powdered sugar.

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Funnel Cakes are those light, crispy, deep-fat fried masses of novelty type confections served at country and state fairs, usually served warm and sprinkled with powdered sugar. (They are served warm because there’s usually a crowd waiting in line for the next cake to come out of the fryer). They are made by pouring batter through a funnel into hot cooking oil in a circular pattern and deep frying until golden-brown. Usually associated with the Pennsylvania Dutch, they are now served widely and have become a fair-going favorite.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Filed under Cooking and kids, Holidays
What should we win next?

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People are lured to county and state fairs for all sorts of reasons – carnival rides, clowns, petting zoos, tractor pulls, and 4-H exhibits. Others come for the stunts, races, music, parades, and of course fair food!

There are community groups hosting food stands all over the fairgrounds. They offer a smorgasbord of fair treats, from brats and turkey legs to ice cream and root beer floats. Fair-goers can see and enjoy funnel cakes being made as well as cotton candy.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Filed under Good thoughts, Holidays
American flag
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I’m proud to be an American. For all our faults and shortcomings, I feel blessed to live in a country free from tyranny and persecution. I value the freedoms we hold dear. May God continue to bless America, the home of the brave and the land of the free.

Lee Jackson, CFCS
Home and family living coach

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Comments (4) Posted by Lee on Monday, July 5th, 2010

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