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A Safe Turkey Is Critical This Holiday Season

…g Leftovers  
Within two hours of carving, store leftover turkey in shallow containers and put in the refrigerator or freezer.

“If storing in the refrigerator, use cooked leftover turkey and stuffing within three-four day,” Treadaw…

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Steer Clear of Foodborne Illnesses This Fall

…, make sure they are clean. When packing perishable food items, make sure to include at least two cold sources, such as freezer packs. This prevents harmful bacteria from multiplying rapidly. Frozen water bottles or juice boxes can be easy,…

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Summer Heat and Rabbit Production

…duty, industrial fans since only a slight movement of air is necessary. Ceiling fans are a good option.
With available freezer space, a surplus of empty soft drink bottles filled with frozen water can provide a primitive air conditioner fo…

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Freeze Vegetables This Summer

…sher the vegetable, the better it is after freezing. The rule of thumb is to have vegetables prepped, packed and in the freezer within two hours of picking them.
Prepping Vegetables
The first step to prepping vegetables is to wash them th…

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Live Well Recipe: Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries

…rt until completely coated. Place on baking sheet.

Repeat until all blueberries are coated.

Place baking sheet in freezer.

When frozen, serve or store in bags for later.

Download the recipe here: Printable Frozen Yogurt Covered …

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Collecting and Storing Seeds

…oF and 50oF. Around 41oF may be best for many plants. A refrigerator seems to work well. Many people store seeds in the freezer, which should be set at 0oF for food storage. This is too cold for some seeds. However, some larger seeds can be…

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Drying Fruits at Home

…nd dry thoroughly.

A metal container with a tight-fitting lid is also good if the fruit is first placed in a plastic freezer bag and then in the container. Moisture and vapor-resistant freezer containers with tight-fitting lids can also …

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Vegetable Information

…and Google stores.
Asparagus
Asparagus is one of the most valuable of the early garden vegetables and is adaptable to freezer storage. It is a perennial vegetable that does well in Alabama.

Asparagus can be started from seed, but start…

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Preparing & Storing Breast Milk: Tips for Child Care Providers

…ctly on the stove.
Use the oldest milk first (first in, first out).
Store milk in the back of the refrigerator or freezer, never in the door.

Frozen Milk

Options for thawing frozen milk: (1) in the refrigerator overnight…

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Grafting Methods

…and dormant until time for grafting. This is accomplished by putting the scion wood in an air tight container such as a freezer bag along with some damp wood shavings or wrapped in a damp paper towel and placed in a refrigerator. Some peopl…

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Food Storage Charts

…s—pies, stews, casseroles, etc.
With the exception of fruit and juice concentrates, foods thawed accidentally in the freezer over a period of days (because of power failure) should not be refrozen unless they still have ice crystals. If …

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Handling and Preserving Seafood from Water to Table

…e less likely to spoil than those with heads. Leave the shells on shrimp tail meat because they help reduce drying out (freezer burn) during frozen storage.

If you want to eat the shrimp fresh, mix them with ice and store in the refriger…

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Smoking Alabama Seafood

… stored and good quality maintained for up to 6 months if they are wrapped in several layers of plastic and stored in a freezer at 0°F or lower. Thaw soft-shell crabs only overnight in the refrigerator.

If you plan to eat them fresh, fi…

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Freezing Summer’s Bounty of Vegetables

…ables at the Right Time
Vegetables that are tender and just mature are best. The fresher the vegetable when put in the freezer, the more satisfactory the product. Vegetables are generally better if picked in the early morning when the dew …

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Food and Water Safety When the Power Goes Out

…our food is at the correct temperature is to use a thermometer. There are several types you need. One is a refrigerator/freezer thermometer. Place one in your refrigerator to assure the food is kept at below 40° F. Keep another of these th…

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