Vitamin D and COVID-19

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Readers As scientists work tirelessly to find a treatment and a vaccine for the coronavirus, a common supplement has come to light as a possible aid in the COVID-19 pandemic. It may be in your medicine cabinet, and your kitchen almost certainly contains a food that is fortified with…

Hungry Minnesotans can get help

Aug. 31 is renewal deadline for September benefits By Commissioner Jodi Harpstead Minnesota Department of Human Services Everyone needs help sometimes. That is especially true for Minnesotans who have lost their jobs or have been hit hard by COVID-19, especially those in Black, Asian, Latino, Native American, and immigrant communities. As I have listened to…

U of M Extension offering free food preservation webinars

By Suzanne Driessen, Extension Food Safety Educator (320) 203-6057, driessen@umn.edu Are you going to the grocery store less often and buying in quantities when you do? Did you plant a garden this year? Are you wondering how to preserve food that is tasty and safe? Please join Suzanne Driessen, University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Educator as she…

Diet and dementia

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Dietitian, We often hear about diet and heart disease or weight loss. I recently read about a diet that might prevent dementia. Have you heard of this? Mr. Potzman Dear Mr. Potzman, There has been recent research on diet and dementia. The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet…

Health benefits with apple cider vinegar?

Dear Dietitian, Can you settle a bet between my sister and me? She says apple cider vinegar has many health benefits and that it even can help with weight loss. I say that’s bologna. What do you say? Thank you, Jenny Dear Jenny, If you check out apple cider vinegar (ACV) on the internet, you…

Local bars & restaurants offering take-out

NOTE: This list can change at any time. Information is based on what we knew at press time. (These are presented alphabetically.) Note that you may be able to purchase beer or wine along with your takeout at many locations; be sure to ask. Dino’s Eden Lakeside Club in Eden Valley, tel. 453-4444; take-out options…

Meal delivery available in Watkins and Eden Valley

Lutheran Social Service continues to provide hot noon meals for residents in Watkins and Eden Valley. For now, all meals are being delivered to homes only; there is no congregate dining. Anyone in the Eden Valley or Watkins area, regardless of age, may request home-delivery of a noon hot meal with the option of an…

Emotional Eating

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Readers These are uncertain times and, if you’re like me, uncertainty is not one of your favorite topics. We have not yet reached the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, some people have lost their jobs, and many of the lucky ones are working from home. Times like these…

Recipe: Beef Stroganoff

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor This is one of our family’s favorites, and we make it for nearly all of our celebration meals. The original Russian recipe calls for thin strips of tender meat, as Count Stroganoff had very bad teeth. The more authentic recipe also serves it over what we would call shoestring potatoes.…

Upcoming Fruit and Vegetable Grower online workshop

By Karen Johnson, UM Extension Educator McLeod and Meeker Counties The University of Minnesota Extension will host a Fruit and Vegetable production workshop focused on pests, diseases, and pollinators. This workshop is being offered as a live virtual workshop from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. This is a free workshop. To gain access into the…

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