Tag Archive: Seasonal

Roasting Seasonal Vegetables

Looking for a colorful and fresh side dish? Then you should try roasting your vegetables! Roasted vegetables are quick, easy, and flavorful. When roasted, vegetables become brown and crisp on the outside, making their natural sugars caramelize. This caramelization process makes the vegetables sweet and full of flavor.  An added bonus of roasting your vegetables …

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Healthful Treats? You Betcha! Surprising health benefits of favorite seasonal treats

As we head into the season of overindulgence, it’s good to know that some holiday “treats” can actually be nutritiously guilt-free if we eat them in moderation. Read on to find the hidden health benefits of some classic favorites. Sweet Potatoes: Sure, it’s a no-brainer that sweet potatoes are a source of vitamins, but these …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/26/healthful-treats-you-betcha-surprising-health-benefits-of-favorite-seasonal-treats/

Simple Steps to Seasonal Savings

For many people, their holiday shopping begins on Black Friday. Cyber Monday, which falls after the Thanksgiving weekend is a great way to order gifts online- especially if you do not like crowds. Many retailers will lure shoppers in on Cyber Monday with free shipping deals. UF IFAS Extension offers some great tips for keeping …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/20/simple-steps-to-seasonal-savings/

Seasonal Savings

Holiday Spending The holiday season will soon be upon us. It seems to begin earlier each year placing more stress on both retailers and consumers. Retailers struggle to sell more products while consumers are subjected to a bombardment of messages via ads and media to encourage us to buy more!  Through careful planning, the journey …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/31/seasonal-savings/

Local and Seasonal Foods: August

Local, seasonal food has been the subject of federal, state, and local government policy in recent years as consumer interest in and demand for this kind of food has grown.  In fact, research from the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education (piecenter.com/local) shows Floridians spent $ 8.3 billion on local food in 2012. Not only …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/25/local-and-seasonal-foods-august/

Five Steps to Seasonal Savings

©Feverpitched   Recently, UF/IFAS published Five Steps to Seasonal Savings, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FY/FY140500.pdf, an EDIS brochure which reminds us of the stress that can result from holiday spending. I would encourage each of you to print or review the brochure and ponder its message TODAY.  We are nearing the hustle and bustle of preparing for the season …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/09/five-steps-to-seasonal-savings/

Seasonal Fertilization

Fertilizer Spreader: Image Courtesy UF / IFAS Extension FYN Program Although temperatures are still hovering around 90° F, the last fall fertilization date is approaching quickly.  Mid-September is the deadline for applying fertilizer to warm season turf-grasses and landscape ornamental plants for the year. Why is September 15 the cutoff date?  In North Florida, our estimated first frost …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/09/seasonal-fertilization/

Seasonal Drought Outlook 1-17-13

Drought conditions are expected to continue over the next three months in the Southeast. Provided by:  Clyde Fraisse, Agricultural & Biological Engineering cfraisse@ufl.edu 90-day Outlook Summary A seasonal forecast is the best available prediction of what our climate will be like in the next few months. It is different from a weather forecast in that individual …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/19/seasonal-drought-outlook-1-17-13/

Seasonal 4-H Science: Poinsetta pH Paper

You may have made your own pH indicator out of red cabbage in science class, but did you know that you can make pH paper out of poinsettias?  Many plants contain pigments (special colored cells) that are responsive to changes in pH.  You can extract the pigment from red poinsettias to make your own pH …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/12/05/seasonal-4-h-science-poinsetta-ph-paper/