The Learning Garden

One of the best ways to learn about where food comes from and the hard work it takes to grow it, is to plant your own vegetable garden. Master Gardener and Pulaski County Farm Bureau board member Kathy Ratcliffe talks about what students learn when experiencing the Farm Bureau Federation inspired demonstration garden at the C.A. Vines 4-H Center in Ferndale.

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Sweet Treats Dutch Apple Pie

If you haven’t eaten there yet, you need to. Sweet Treats Sandwich and Pie Shop in Lamar. Greg Heiser dishes up good home cooking, but it’s Marie Heiser’s desserts, particularly her pies that will keep you coming back for more.

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Kitchen Tip Tuesday – Freezer Steak

We’ve all done it. You know. That steak you were planning to cook for supper tonight? You’re already on your way to work and realize you forgot to transfer it from the freezer to refrigerator last night to thaw. Don’t worry. You can still prepare a great steak from a frozen chunk of beef.

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A New Foundation

Brian Weisenfels loves his black baldy cattle. The white head and black body are typical of this crossbreed of Hereford and solid black angus cattle. These 40 transplant beef cattle from Montana are his pride and joy. Meet this Logan County rancher and learn how he’s using them as the foundation to build a new herd. Arkansas’ excellent forage production is a great strength to the state’s beef producers.

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Venison Chili

The weather got cool and crisp earlier this week, so I immediately made chili. And why not? Fall is finally here. There are probably as many chili recipes in this world as chili cooks. It is the great melting pot recipe.

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The Grapes of Benevolence

Paul Post, president of Arkansas’ largest winery, discusses factors that led to this year’s fruitful grape harvest, particularly muscadine grapes.

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Kitchen Tip Tuesday – Favorite Cookbooks

Last week, I told you about that go-to cookbook in my kitchen – my mother’s. If you’re not fortunate to have one like that, try any one of the cookbooks listed below. They contain many outstanding recipes. Part of the fun of cooking is trying recipes and finding your favorites. The Pioneer Woman Cooks by […]

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Chicken and Food Poisoning

According to the CDC, more than about a million people get sick from eating poultry contaminated with harmful germs. That’s why it’s important to take steps to protect your health and the health of your loved ones when it comes to chicken.

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Favorite Time of the Year

Meet Mason Sickle, a Prairie County rice farmer. September is National Rice Month, and it’s Mason Sickle’s favorite part of the year – harvest time!

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