If you can’t stand the smell of DEET or citronella candles, try the natural bug-bite deterrent suggestions from Chinese doctor and author Maoshing Ni. In his book Secrets of Self-Healing, he recommends a three-pronged approach of clothing, diet, and essential oils. 3 Bug-Be-Gone StrategiesUse these chemical-free strategies on your next camping trip, backwoods hike, or neighborhood barbecue: Nix the Hawaiian shirt. Brightly colored floral patterns on clothing may actually fool bees and other bugs into thinking you’re a flower. So can smelling like a flower, so skip the perfume. Wear neutral-colored, protective clothing and scent-free soaps and lotions. Eat garlic. Garlic and other strong foods, like onions, might make you less tasty to biting insects. Watch this video for tips on how to buy, keep, and prepare garlic. Use essential oils. Natural insect repellents such as lemongrass, lavender, or eucalyptus can be mixed with water and used as a spray. (But be careful to avoid getting them in your eyes.) Find out which scents zap stress, too.Already bit? Honey, cucumber skins, and tea tree oil can help soothe, detox, and quiet the itch or sting of bites. Take this quiz to find out if a bite might be serious. RealAge Benefit: Making a habit of taking proper safety precautions in everything you do -- at home and on the job -- can make your RealAge 1 to 6 years younger. References Published on 08/19"
We are taking our son out to BYU this coming week and consequently, will be coming back with a nearly empty car. If anyone has items they need brought back to Columbus from family or friends in the SLC area we’d be happy to accommodate.
A home food preservation seminar hosted by Hayden Run Ward, featuring a special presentation entitled “Nutritional and Financial Benefits of Canning,” by OSU Extension educator, Susan Shockey Ph.D. During Dr. Shockey’s presentation, she offered some resources available from OSU Extension and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service.
For those attending and not attending (but interested), I’ve included these resource links below.
Enjoy and safe food preservation for all!
To contact Dr. Susan Shockey: OSU Extension, Franklin County Office, 2105 S. Hamilton Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43232; Tel: 614-866-6900, Ext: 206; Web address: http://franklin. osu.edu; Email address: shockey.3@osu. edu; FAX: 614-868-8280. See Dr. Shockey for Pressure Canning Testing. ---------- “USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning” (2006 revision): http://www.uga. edu/nchfp/ publications/ publications_ usda.html Book description: This publication contains many new research-based recommendations for canning safer and better quality food at home. It is an invaluable resource book for persons who are canning food for the first time. Experienced canners will find updated information to help them improve their canning practices." (Adapted from “USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning” (2006 revision), Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539, p. ii.) ---------- "So Easy To Preserve" (5th Edition); 375 pages; $18.00; Order Form: http://www.uga. edu/setp/ order_book. pdf Book description: "The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer the 5th edition of its popular book, So Easy To Preserve. This beautiful book contains the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations for safe food preservation. So Easy To Preserve is now a 375-page book with over 185 tested recipes, along with step by step instructions and in-depth information for both the new and experienced food preserver. Chapters include Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Jellied Fruit Products, Freezing and Drying. This 5th edition has 35 new tested recipes and processes, in addition to a new section with recommended procedures for home-canned salsas." (Adapted from "So Easy to Preserve", University of Georgia Web page: www.uga.edu/ setp/book. html) ----------
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