Essence of peppermint might sound like an ingredient for a holiday candy recipe, but for many health-conscious people, it sounds like a pain and fever reducer or appetite suppressant. “I...
Every other Friday at 12:30 p.m., a small group of students gathers in a kitchen in the southwest corner of UND’s Wellness Center called Culinary Corner. In a recent class, they were learning to make Creamy Tortellini Soup in a slow cooker. Instructor Katie Olson, a senior Nutrition and Dietetics major at UND,&
As the demand for organic products rises each year, more farmers are transitioning their operations to meet that demand. Don’t let the paperwork intimidate you, says Angie Tunink, marketing director for the Organic Crop Improvement Association International and executive director for OCIA Research & Education.
With so many different challenges to face, farmers in the Red River Valley need every edge they can get to make the most of every growing season. That’s why researchers and seed companies are working on improving production before seed ever hits the soil. With seed innovations such as herbicide resistance and drought tolerance improving over time, farmers need to reevaluate their seed options regularly. The process
I’m generally pretty conservative with my hair choices. I usually stick to the same style for years at a time. Every once in a while I need a change to shake things up, so I take a stroll down the box dye aisle at the grocery store. Cue danger music. I’ve seen some friends and even the occasional family member fall prey to the box dye look — the flat, damaged, frizzy mop look. So I tread lightly. For me that means semi-permanent color.
Anyone who knows me can probably tell you how I feel about running for exercise. It’s not for me. I admire people who run, and I even tried it briefly on a few different occasions thinking somehow I would learn to love it. I hate it. As odd as it sounds, growing up on a farm, there were a few times when running was very important.
Chatter and laughter rolled in the foyer Oct. 28 as seniors gathered at the Grand Forks Senior Center for an elegant dining experience. Attendees at the gallery dinner agree that...
I’ve always enjoyed painting my nails, but I don’t always have time to redo chipped polish every few days. So I was excited to try the new UV-free gel nail polishes that have come out recently. In planning to purchase this polish, my gut told me to go with Sally Hansen’s version, which comes in a convenient two pack with one color and one bottle of gel top coat. At the store, however, the duos were conspicuously missing and the single bottles of gel top coat were sold out.
Recently, my dad had his photo taken in front of a behemoth block of cotton packed tight and carefully covered with a green tarp. The first cotton modules on the gin yard for the 2014 harvest in Mitchell County, Texas, were his. It’s the only time Dad has been first on the yard, an exciting accomplishment. His operation isn’t large, and he works full-time at his off-farm job.
Rancher Frank Matejcek and his wife Lucy are no novices at preparing cattle for winter. He was raised on a dairy farm and started his own beef cattle operation about 40 years ago. Plenty of feed and a warm place for cattle to sleep are at the top of his to-do list this fall.