Tag Archive: Tradition

Healthy Holidays: A New Tradition

We all have family traditions that make our holiday celebrations special. From your great-great-grandma’s sweet potato casserole or pecan pie, to your mother-in-law’s sausage stuffing or decadent plum pudding, there’s one thing that always seems to be a common factor among traditional holiday dishes: a massive amount of, fat, sugar, salt, and calories! It’s not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/26/healthy-holidays-a-new-tradition/

4-H Grows Family Tradition for Four Generations

“When I was growing up 50 some years ago in West Gadsden County, I had no idea that the people that were a part of my everyday life would someday chart my path for the future.” Angel (Clark) Granger showing her steer in Gadsden County, igniting a lifelong passion for 4-H. I didn’t realize until …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/18/4-h-grows-family-tradition-for-four-generations/

Satsuma Harvest Ongoing – A Thanksgiving Tradition

Satsuma fruit, harvested with their stem intact to ensure longevity when stored. Image Credit: Dr. Pete Andersen The satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu) is a popular dooryard fruit tree, and emerging crop, across the Florida Panhandle. 100-150 years ago it was a major cash crop for the region, with boxcar loads being shipped to the Northeast during the months of October-December. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/25/satsuma-harvest-ongoing-a-thanksgiving-tradition/

Raisin’ Cane and Making Syrup — An Ol’ Florida Tradition

Terry Mercer with some of his purple ribbon cane. Sugarcane is a crop that many folks eat at every meal of the day, without ever realizing it. Commercially, it is used to make sugar crystals which are incorporated into many foods we eat. However, in the Southern United States, sugarcane has been used since before …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/15/raisin-cane-and-making-syrup-an-ol-florida-tradition/

Pecans – A Southern Tradition

As I made a visit back to my hometown in North Alabama I was reminded of the subtle changes from fall into winter, which are not always apparent to me living in Tallahassee: the vibrant palette of leaves as they make their permanent descent until spring, the litter of spent cotton along each highway and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/11/pecans-a-southern-tradition/