EPA Encourages Americans to Avoid Food Waste Over the Holidays

Fresh off Thanksgiving many fridges remain stuffed with leftovers, the Environmental Protection Agency wants consumers to consider the environment when it comes to food waste. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says more than 70 billion pounds of food waste ends up in American landfills every year, contributing to methane emissions and wasting food supply chain resources. […]

USDA: Turkey Preparation Should Start Days Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and the USDA says now is the time to start preparing that big meal. USDA Food safety expert Meredith Carothers says one of the biggest problems she routinely see, deals with defrosting the holiday bird. While a popular technique, she says defrosting the turkey on your counter is […]

USDA With Safety Tips As You Prepare Your Thanksgiving Meal

  Thanksgiving is Thursday, and for most, the holiday menu includes a lot of foods not typically prepared.  Tops on that list is the turkey.  The USDA is warning while a wonderful family favorite, caution must be used to ensure the bird is prepared properly, ensuring that no one gets sick.  And that all starts […]

Cranberries More Than Just A Holiday Staple

For must of us a holiday feast table has to have a turkey and one other standby: cranberry sauce.  Cranberries are synonymous with the holidays but from the standpoint of the cranberry industry, “We of course want to push the year round versatility, we also want people to look at cranberries in a different way […]

Quiet Weather Expected In Front of Holiday Week

The big weather maker for much of the region this weekend, and even to start this week was the fog.  Thanks to stagnate air, we saw fog, sometimes very thick develop across the Inland Northwest.  Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service said while that fog reduced visibility and made driving hard over the weekend, […]