Practicing good home food safety habits will help keep the foods you eat safe and also reduce your risk of getting food poisoning. Here are a few tips during Food Safety Education Month:
1 . Thaw meat in the refrigerator. Never thaw frozen items on the counter or by soaking in hot water.
2 . If you are boiling, poaching or frying eggs, make sure you cook them until the yolk is firm and not runny. If a recipe, such as one for a salad dressing or something that will not be cooked, calls for raw eggs, use liquid pasteurized egg substitute.
3 . Quickly refrigerate perishable foods and leftovers. Make sure your refrigerator is set to 90 degrees or cooler. If you are unsure how safe a food is to eat, throw it out.
4 . Start with a clean kitchen. Make sure all cooking utensils, surfaces and cookware are clean. Wash hands in warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds before, during and after food preparation.
Words of Wisdom:
"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it."
"The richest person is the one who is contented with what he has."
"The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. Beautiful people do not just happen."
"Depending upon the kind of person you are, you will attract similar energies around you, and others will reciprocate with similar energies. Be kind, compassionate and empathetic so you can attract kindness, compassion and empathy in return. Spread love and enjoy being loved back!"
"Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?"
A proud grandpoppa G.