Canned, Frozen Veggies

first_imgProcessors can and freeze produce right after harvest, Crawley said. Thenthey store it for sale throughout the year. So most processed food prices don’t vary much.”So right now, as prices rise in the fresh produce section, you may find bargainsin both price and nutrition in frozen and canned foods,” she said.Chances are, much of the fresh produce in your supermarket now came from south Florida,California, Texas, Mexico or South America. Grocers must pay to get the produce from thosedistant areas, adding to the cost at the checkout.Storage conditions at the supermarket and in your pantry affects nutrients, too, shesaid. The longer fresh produce is stored, even under perfect conditions, the morenutrients it loses. Canned and frozen produce storage is stable, Crawley said, keeping thenutrient levels constant.Since the produce has so far to be shipped from where it grows, “it may have beenpicked before peak ripeness,” Crawley said. “These fresh products still containvaluable nutrients, but not in the same quantities found in fully ripe products.”Produce for freezing and canning is picked at full ripeness, then processed quickly,usually very close to the field. Crawley said that preserves nutrients.”About 10 percent of Georgia’s vegetables are grown for processing,” said Terry Kelley, an extension horticulturist withthe UGA College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.Georgia farmers grow snap beans, sweet corn, greens, lima beans, southern peas, squashand Irish potatoes for processing.When preparing produce for freezing, processors blanch it by submerging it briefly inboiling water. That stops the action of enzymes that cause food spoilage. Then it’squick-frozen in separate pieces, rather than in large chunks.Crawley said individual freezing can make preparation easier, especially for peoplecooking small portions. “This freezing technique makes it very economical to buy alarge bag and then use small portions at a time,” she said. “It also makes iteasy to microwave the products.”Microwave-cooking fresh, frozen or canned produce is ‘nutrient-friendly,’ Crawley said.It uses a small amount of water and a short cooking time. That keeps more nutrients in thefood.Canned vegetables, like frozen, are harvested at peak ripeness. The heat processingused to seal the cans can damage some nutrients, but most remain in the product. Again,Crawley recommends microwave heating to preserve nutrients.”It’s long, slow cooking that destroys nutrients,” she said. Soaring fresh produce prices have many shoppers pushing their carts to the frozen and canned food aisles at their grocery store. A University of Georgia nutrition specialist said frozen and canned foods may be the better nutritional bargains anyway. “Many people prefer fresh fruits and vegetables. But canned and frozen products can cost less and contain at least the same nutrients,” said Connie Crawley, an extension food, nutrition and health specialist with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Excessive rains and cold weather have cut vegetable production in the nation and worldwide. A drop in supply can push produce prices through the roof. The image links to a full-size download of a .TIF image.last_img read more

Okemo offers scholarships

first_imgTim and Diane Mueller, owners of Okemo Mountain Resort, will offer eleven scholarship awards for the 2003 school year to high school seniors and college students to assist them to further their education. Okemo has been offering scholarship awards to students since 1988 as a symbol of their commitment to the region’s youth and education. Criteria used to select the scholarship recipients include academic achievement, co-curricular involvement and the composition of an essay.For the 2003 school year, a total of eleven scholarship awards will be offered to high school seniors and college students. The Okemo Mountain Employee Student Scholarship Awards will be presented to four high school or college students who are employed at Okemo. The Okemo Mountain Dependent Student Scholarship Awards will be presented to four dependents of Okemo employees who are high school seniors or to a studentenrolled in a degree program. The Tom Croney Scholarship Award will be presented to a student pursuing a career in a technical field and is given in the memory of Tom Croney, an Okemo employee who set an example through his dedication to Okemo and its guests. The Okemo Creative Endeavors Scholarship was created by the Okemo Fine Arts Council to assist employeesand their dependents (ages 13 and up) in furthering their interest in the arts. Awardees may attend programs and seminars related to art, drama, music and creative writing. The John F. Mueller Scholarship Award is new for 2003 and was formed by the staff at Okemo in memory of Dr. John F. Mueller. This award is available to a staff member who is pursuing a career in medicine.All scholarship awards are determined prior to graduation and past recipients may re-apply each year. Okemo Scholarship application formscan be picked up inside the Main Office at Okemo, or interested students can either call or email Okemo’s Human Resource Office at [email protected](link sends e-mail)or (802) 228-1963 for more information. Completed scholarship applications must be returned to the Okemo Human Resource Office by May 10, 2002.last_img read more

Letter from Africa: Why Nigerians fear social media sanctions

first_imgRelated Topics #EndSars protests In our series of letters from African writers, Nigerian journalist and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at why the Nigerian authorities are worried about social media and its impact in the era of #EndSars protests.

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An #EndSars protester in a T-shirt with the hashtag against police brutality using his phone in Lagos, Nigeria - October 2020

Renovation transforms tired Gold Coast home into modern haven

first_imgBefore the Southport property at 88 Musgrave Ave was flipped.FROM a dilapidated 60-year-old house to a mid-century modern marvel, this Southport home has had an incredible transformation. It’s hard to imagine the humble beginnings the property had but glimpses are still found inside, like the original timber floorboards and layout of the second level. A holistic design approach was taken in the five-bedrooms house’s makeover to limit the impact on the environment. It looks like a completely new house now. The owners undertook an extensive rebuild to get it up to scratch.Now standing is a contemporary and stylish abode with pared-back luxury. Owners Alison Wan and Nigel Evans recently completed the rebuild after purchasing the property at 88 Musgrave Ave in 2016. “We did quite an extensive rebuild as such but kept the existing footprint upstairs,” Ms Wan said. “We love mid-century design and architecture and wanted to create a beautiful house with a great entertaining area for family and friends. Something unique and not just a spec house, we wanted a home not a house.” MORE NEWS: House holds record despite selling at a loss More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago MORE NEWS: Looking for a spot to park your boat? Compared to its previous state, which was stuck in the past.Black and timber contrast throughout the home, while polished concrete floors on the ground level are a trendy design element. The backyard, with a pool and pool house with a bar, is another highlight. “Pretty much everything has changed apart from the upstairs footprint,” Ms Wan said. “We tried to use as many sustainable products as possible and tried to salvage what we could of the existing house, like the existing floorboards.“I like the upstairs day-bed area where you can oversee everything with the big beautiful windows that enjoy the outside world.” Every inch of it exudes contemporary design. Or lots of pink? …Ms Wan said the extensive renovation was a labour of love for the pair who are ready to tackle the tools again. “We will be moving on to another project, maybe not as big and grand, something a little easier,” she said. The property is set to head under the hammer on August 24 via Mark Saveall, of McGrath Surfers Paradise. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55 Would you prefer bold tones?last_img read more

Raleigh D. Long, 77, Edmond, Okla.: Nov. 10, 1936 – June 6, 2014

first_imgRaleigh D. Long, longtime Edmond, Oklahoma resident, died Friday, June 06, 2014 at the Sumner County Care Center in Wellington, at the age of 77.Raleigh was born the son of Raymond and Lola (Owens) Long on Tuesday, November 10, 1936 in Cherryvale, Kansas.Survivors include daughter, Allison Ebberts of Shawnee, Kans.; son, Jerry Long and his wife Michelle of Augusta, Kans.; daughter, Beverly Sellers and her husband Alan of Milan, Kansas, eight grandchildren and a brother, Marvin Long and his wife Joyce of Cherryvale, Kans.A private service will be held at the Duncan Municipal Cemetery in Duncan, Okla.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more