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Jul 12, 2019

Five Essential Knives for Every Kitchen

You only need a few knives in the drawer to be a great cook. Homegrown cuts to the chase and shares the five essential knives for every kitchen! 

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Apr 22, 2019

How to Become a Master Gardener Volunteer

Volunteers in the NC State Extension Master Gardener program help provide home gardeners with science-based gardening solutions. Learn how you can get involved! 

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Apr 2, 2019

Conducting a Controlled Burn to Restore Longleaf Pines

Learn how controlled burns maintain and restore important biomes and landscapes like longleaf pine forests. 

A skillet with whole wheat pasta, vegetables, and a spoon.

Mar 26, 2019

Whole Wheat Pasta With Pesto and Vegetables

Have you ever heard that eating healthy is expensive? With this simple and delicious recipe, you'll think otherwise! 

Harvested peas still in the pod are displayed in small boxes for market.

Mar 14, 2019

Growing Snow Peas and Sugar Snaps

Peas are a staple in every southern kitchen, and many different varieties can be grown right here in North Carolina. Learn more about sugar snaps and snow peas! 

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Feb 14, 2019

How to Feed and Maintain Sourdough Starter for Baking

Now that you've made your sourdough starter, what do you do with it? Erin McKenney shows us how to feed and maintain your sourdough so it's ready for any recipe! 

Active rye sourdough starter in a glass jar for homemade bread.

Feb 13, 2019

How to Make Sourdough Bread Starter in 4 Simple Steps

Sourdough starters can be used to make a variety of delicious recipes - not just bread! Learn how to make your own. 

Frozen meat products at a grocery store.

Jan 30, 2019

Understanding the “No Added Hormones” Meat Label

What does the "No Added Hormones" meat label mean? Maybe not what you expect. 

Russet potatoes from the North Carolina State Farmers Market

Nov 30, 2018

Growing Potatoes in Your Home Garden

NC State Extension Area Agent and Environmental Educator Bill Lord explains how to grow potatoes in your garden. 

Thanksgiving meal displayed on table, including cooked turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes.

Nov 15, 2018

How to Safely Prepare a Turkey

Safety first! It's important to prep, cook and store turkey the right way, so it's a good thing we're sharing tips from the experts to help keep you and your family safe in the kitchen and at the dinner table.