Peanuts and blueberries

first_imgPeanuts and blueberries are some of the most popular Georgia grown foods, but they’re also some of the healthiest snacks. Georgia’s peanut crop is valued at over $580 million, and the blueberry crop is valued at about $250 million. Peanuts comprised almost 20 percent of Georgia’s row and forage crops, and blueberries represented 40 percent of the fruit and nut industry. The importance of these crops doesn’t end at the agricultural economy — both crops also bring nutritional value to the table. “Watch for yogurts that don’t have extra sugar because blueberries already have such great natural flavor,” Johnson said. By adding blueberries to yogurt with no added sugar, the snack remains nutritious yet delicious. Beat butter and salt until creamy. Add eggs and beat until blended. Combine next 4 ingredients. Stir alternately with milk into sugar mixture. Fold in dates, pecans and blueberries. Spread in a greased 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated moderate oven, 350 degrees F, about 35 minutes or until done. Cool. Then dust with confectioners’ sugar. Cut into 24 bars. (Recipe from Combine peanut butter and chocolate syrup, mixing until well blended. Stir in yogurt, top with sprinkles if desired. Serve with 1 cup assorted carrot and celery sticks, sliced cucumbers, apples or pear slices. To maintain the health benefits of blueberries, Johnson said it is best to serve the berries whole and to be wary of extra sugars in prepackaged snacks. Blueberries offer vitamins, phytochemicals and antioxidants with only 80 calories per cup. Peanuts are high in protein and unsaturated fats, providing over 10 percent of the recommended daily intake of protein in each one-ounce serving. “Blueberries and peanuts are wonderful Georgia crops, and they can be enjoyed by school children and their families during the summer and into the school year,” said Mary Ann Johnson, Bill and June Flatt Professor of Foods and Nutrition with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Pour blueberries, water and sugar into a medium saucepan. Bring fruit to a boil. Taste fruit for sweetness. Add more sugar if preferred. With a potato masher, mash the fruit. In a separate bowl, mix arrowroot or cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water. Mix well so there are no lumps. Pour arrowroot/cornstarch mixture into the boiling fruit mixture and stir. Boil until jam has thickened to desired texture. (Recipe from ) Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat baking pan with cooking spray. Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix until combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan and back for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and cut into squares. Best Ever Georgia Blueberry Muffins1 3/4 cups sifted enriched flour1/2 cup milk2 tablespoons sugar1/3 cup salad oil2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 cup fresh Georgia blueberries, tossed lightly in 2 tablespoons flour3/4 teaspoon salt1 egg, well-beaten Wash fresh strawberries, blueberries and peach. Peel peach, half and remove pit. Spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter evenly on each flour tortilla to within 1/2 inch of edge. Place in a line in the center of tortilla, 1/4 sliced banana, 1 sliced fresh strawberry, ¼ thinly sliced peach and 1 tablespoon blueberries. Drizzle 1 tablespoon vanilla yogurt over the fruit. Fold one side of tortilla over the fruit. Tuck the edge under the fruit so it’s not loosely packed. Roll the folded portion to the other side of the burrito. Roasted peanuts and peanut butter retain their raw counterpart’s nutrients, but Johnson cautioned against eating peanuts in candy bars. Ready to enjoy Georgia grown goodies? Here are some easy, healthy recipes to try.Blueberry Oatmeal Squares 1 1/2 cups quick oats 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1 egg 1 cup skim milk 3 tablespoons apple sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar (Recipe from Fresh Fruit BurritoFour 6-inch flour tortillas4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter1 banana4 medium fresh strawberries1 medium fresh peach1/4 cup fresh blueberries4 tablespoons vanilla yogurt Using a blender or a small food processor, puree the raisins to make approximately 4 tablespoons of raisin puree.In a large bowl, mix and blend all ingredients well with hands, smashing the corn flakes.Shape mixture into ten one inch balls. Put them on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 10 balls. (Recipe from Peanut Pick-Me-Up Snack MIx1 pound roasted peanuts?½ cup dried tart cherries, dried?½ cup dark chocolate covered raisins?½ cup pumpkin seeds?½ cup dried figs, chopped “For blueberries, they can be eaten fresh, and a bunch of people enjoy them frozen, especially in the summer … and for peanuts, they’re best enjoyed roasted. There aren’t many people who enjoy eating peanuts raw.” Both can also be enjoyed in countless recipes. Spread peanut butter over one tortilla. Top with banana slices and cinnamon. Close quesadilla with remaining tortilla. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat; coat with cooking spray. Add quesadilla and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Cut into four wedges and serve immediately.(Recipe from Energizing Peanut Butter Balls5 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter?2 ½ cups corn flakes cereal?¾ cups raisins Peanut Butter Dip1 tablespoon peanut butter1 teaspoon chocolate syrup2 tablespoons low fat plain yogurtChocolate sprinkles (optional) Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl; make a well in the center. Combine egg, milk and salad oil. Add all at once to dry ingredients. Stir quickly only until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir Georgia blueberries gently into batter. Fill greased muffin pans – lined with paper cups – 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees F about 25 minutes.(Recipe from (Recipe from the Peanut Butter Spread1 medium apple, quartered but not peeled1/2 cup dried cherries or dried cranberries1 cup peanut butter1/4 cup orange juice1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Georgia Blueberry Date and Nuts Bar6 tablespoons butter or margarine1/4 teaspoon salt3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed1/4 cup milk2 eggs1 (8 oz.) package chopped dates1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup chopped pecans1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder2 cups Georgia blueberries1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamonConfectioners’ sugar In a food processor, chop apple and cranberries. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, orange juice and cinnamon. Stir apple/cranberry mixture into peanut butter mixture. Cover and refrigerate. (Recipe from the American Peanut Council) Peanut Butter and banana Quesadilla2 Tablespoons peanut butter?2 (6 inch) whole wheat flour tortillas?1/2 cup fresh banana slices?1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (Recipe from Minute Blueberry Jam 2 cups blueberries3 tablespoons sugar or honey granules1/2 cup water1 tablespoon arrowroot or cornstarch Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Mix can store for up to three weeks in an airtight container. (Recipe from read more

Missing Peconic Girl Ashley Murray Returns Safely

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ashley MurrayAshley Murray, the 16-year-old Peconic girl who went missing 12 days ago, walked into Southold Town Police headquarters safe and sound Friday, authorities said.Murray, who was reported missing from her Springs Lane home Monday, Feb. 25, showed up at the North Fork police station at 3:15 p.m., according to investigators. But police could not say where she’s been.“She was in good physical condition and she stayed with us until around 4:30,” said Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley, noting that she arrived with a friend.Investigators had teamed with Suffolk police, the FBI and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the high-profile search that included a search party organized by friend and family.Flatley said Murray was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.“Even though the searching is over, the investigation is still active,” he added.last_img read more

Knight Frank ties up Grubb & Ellis deal

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Tokyo highlights LGBTQ rights before Olympics with Pride House

first_imgIt is traditional for most nations competing at the Olympics to have a hospitality ‘house’, where they promote their country and hold parties for winning athletes.Gon Matsunaka, the head of Good Ageing Yells, one of the organizations supporting the project, said Japan lags behind many other developed nations when it comes to LGBTQ rights.”Many people might think that Japan is a human rights defender, but actually there are no laws to protect LGBTQ people,” Matsunaka told Reuters via email.”Society is filled with prejudice, discrimination and harassment towards LGBTQ community.” Tokyo will open Pride House, Japan’s first permanent such center, next month to raise awareness of LGBTQ rights before and during the rearranged Olympic Games in 2021.Although there have been similar initiatives before previous Games, organizers said Pride House Tokyo, which will open its doors on International Coming Out Day on October 11, is the first to get official International Olympic Committee backing.”Pride House Tokyo aims to educate the world and also Japan of the difficulties the LGBTQ community has playing and enjoying sports … while helping create a safe space for the community too,” Pride House Tokyo said in a statement on Monday. “While we have to change the sports arena, we also hope Pride House Legacy can help change society as a whole as well.”Gay marriage is illegal in Japan and although about two dozen cities, towns and wards issue same-sex partnership certificates, they lack legal standing and prejudice persists.Fumino Sugiyama, a former fencer for the Japanese national team who now identifies as a man, said little had changed in 15 years since retiring from professional sport.”Even now looking around, there are few LGBTQ athletes that live their lives openly and that is the reality here in Japan,” Sugiyama told a news briefing to launch Pride House Tokyo.center_img Topics :last_img read more

This hilltop home has amazing sweeping views across Mt Coot-tha and the city

first_img108 Gower St, Toowong“The house is of outstanding quality and has a north-easterly, elevated position.”The property is close to Indooroopilly and Toowong shopping centres, as well as the foothills of Mt Coot-tha. 108 Gower St, ToowongThe main bedroom sits at the opposite end of the house, offering retreat-style luxury with views of the city and surrounding greenery, carpet flooring, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with dual vanities.The lower level of the residence allows self-contained living, with a combined living and dining area, kitchen, bathroom and fifth bedroom. From the living space, there is access to a covered patio and a double garage. 108 Gower St, ToowongSweeping 180-degree views from Mt Coot-tha to the city skyline are one of the highlights of this contemporary, light-filled property. Set on a 774sq m hilltop block at 108 Gower St, Toowong, the split-level house was designed to capture the vistas, with extensive glass and high ceilings accentuating the backdrop. The main living hub is on the upper level, comprising lounge and dining spaces in an open-plan configuration. 108 Gower St, ToowongQuality fixtures and finishes, airconditioning and ceiling fans add to the property’s appeal. Agent Jack Dixon said the house offered an idyllic family and entertainers’ lifestyle. “This brand new, commanding residence presents a rare opportunity to secure a luxurious lifestyle in one of Toowong’s premier hilltop addresses,” he said. 108 Gower St, ToowongHere, a white palette complements rich timber floors, while large windows, glass louvres and 4m-high pitched ceilings give a sense of space and light. Multiple sets of sliding glass doors open to a timber deck and a plunge pool framed by glass.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoBack inside, the kitchen is sleek and modern and has Miele appliances, a butlers pantry, oversized drawers with soft-touch closing, and an island breakfast bar. White cabinetry and black pendant lighting make an attractive aesthetic. There’s another living room beyond this hub, with timber flooring and sliding glass doors opening to a flat, grassed yard and established gardens. This room provides access to three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, serviced by the nearby bathroom. last_img read more

McVicar stands by claim over gay bill

first_imgNZ Herald 21 Jan 2013Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesman Garth McVicar is standing by his claim that legalising gay marriage could increase crime, despite a backlash on social media. Yesterday, Mr McVicar said his submission was personal and not on behalf of the trust and he stood by his claims. “If you look at the court stats, most of the crime that has been committed has been committed by fatherless kids.” He said if the bill were passed, same-sex couples might be able to adopt children. “That’s where it’s heading – this is just another step in that politically correct journey that we’ve been on as a country.” It wouldn’t matter that some children, if adopted by a gay couple, had two fathers, because they would still need a mother, he said.Green Party MP Kevin Hague, who sits on the select committee considering the bill, said that of the 20,000 submissions on the proposals, Mr McVicar’s was the only one to link gay marriage with crime. He said it mirrored a number of other submissions connecting gay rights with an erosion of traditional values, which was associated “in a vague way to various ills in society”. “They are statements of probably genuinely held belief, but entirely absent of actual argument or evidence.”Mr McVicar made the submission last month. It said: “I see the marriage amendment bill as being a further erosion of what I consider to be esential [sic] basic values and morals that have stood the test of time for centuries.” Families Far More Lethal To Children than GunsBureau of Justice Statistics 20 Dec 2012A new Justice Department study looking at violent crimes committed against “youth”—defined as Americans from 12 to 17 years of age—discovered that the rate of “serious violent crime” committed against youth by a perpetrator using a firearm dropped 95 percent from 1994 to 2010.The study—“Violent Crime Against Youth, 1994-2010”– released Dec. 20, also discovered that an American youth was 3.8 times more likely to become the victim of a serious violent crime if he or she lived in a home where the householder was unmarried than if he or she lived with married parents. In 2010, 7.4 out of every 1,000 youth living with married parents became the victims of a serious violent crime. At the same time, 27.8 out of every 1,000 living with an unmarried householder became the victims of a serious violent crime. read more

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

first_imgWhile reading Sports Illustrated, I saw a blurb stating that Dale Earnhardt, Jr., is going to donate his brain to medical research when he passes away.  He wants it to be used for the study of the effects of brain concussions on human health.  Most of you probably remember that Dale’s dad passed away when his car slammed into the outer wall of a race track.  I know that science people hope to attract more athletes whose sport tends to lead to a higher number of concussions.  Auto racing certainly fits the bill.Recent stories about certain Oakland Raider football players have caused the NFL to really take a long look at the effects of that sport on the human brain, and how it affects these athletes in their later years.  You can debate whether certain suicides were the results, but that is not the gist of this story.Hopefully, they will achieve their goal of enough human donated brain tissue to develop techniques that eliminate the effects of concussions and some of their long lasting effects on the human body.last_img read more

One killed in officer-involved shooting in Brownstown

first_imgPhoto: Sgt. Stephen WheelesBrownstown, In. — Indiana State Police are continuing their investigation into an officer-involved shooting near the Brownstown Police Station.Reports indicate the situation started as a domestic incident and spiraled out of control when Barry Rucker, 53, allegedly pulled out a small gun at the scene. Officers fired an unknown amount of rounds at Rucker. First aid was administered at the scene and was transported to Schneck Medical Center.The investigation is ongoing.******************************************************************************Indiana State police are investigating a report of an officer-involved shooting near the Brownstown police Station.Details are few, but police say no officers were injured in the 200 block of West Walnut Street incident but one subject was transported with a gunshot wound.As a precaution, Brownstown Schools were placed on lockdown.last_img read more

Professors of color discuss career obstacles

first_imgA panel of USC professors shared the personal struggles and disadvantages they have faced in their careers as educators because of their race during a forum at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Thursday. The event, hosted by the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly and Academic Culture Assembly, featured former winners of the USC Professors of Color Award while this year’s winners were being selected.The Professors of Color Award recognizes faculty and staff members of color at USC that demonstrate exemplary behavior both inside and outside the classroom. Panelists said that as professors of color, they can often become isolated within their departments as they disproportionately carry the weight of mentoring and supporting similarly marginalized students.“Being a person of color, you are already walking on this tightrope and people are watching,” said Terence Fitzgerald, a professor in the School of Social Work. “They have stereotypes. They have perceptions that been ingrained since the beginning of this country. When you are in that environment, when you are still the minority, there is still that perception. And it does not matter how many letters I have after my name, you are still viewed under that racial lens.”The professors highlighted examples of the demeaning rhetoric they experience as minorities in academia. Dr. Neelesh Tiruviluamala, who teaches math in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, emphasized the ways in which students’ race can have a negative impact on their interests in particular subjects because of the racial stigmas attached to them. Tiruviluamala said that he is working on a mentorship program in East Los Angeles where college math students would demonstrate to children from communities of color looking to study math beyond high school that they too can succeed in math.“There are so many assumptions about people and what they do and stupid stereotypes about some people being good at math that we actually believe these things and it actually makes a difference,” Tiruviluamala said. “How you look and the culture of where you come from can change how you feel and your ability. And when it comes to math, which is something innate, it is especially dangerous.”Each of the panelists stated that they have heavily relied on mentors on their paths to becoming professors. Tracy Tambascia, a professor at the USC Rossier School of Education, said that being a minority has caused her to be “a fighter,” because she feels overwhelmingly underestimated by her peers. She conceded that this is part of the journey of being a minority professor, but that she appreciates that she now has a seat at the table from which she can influence other students of color to pursue higher education.Tambascia, who is Asian, said that the racist comments she receives frequently resulted in her being a strong student administrator and advocate for her students.“I am always underestimated,” Tambascia said. “I get backhanded comments like ‘you are very articulate.’ But that is part of the journey. I have learned to work harder.”Andrea Grace Parra, a professor in Dornsife’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, added that there are certain disadvantages that minorities can overcome if they maintain their strengths and values. Fitzgerald agreed that minority professors are held to a different standard, and brought up his own experiences working in public schools in marginalized communities.“Some days I don’t like to talk about how it feels like to be in my skin,” Fitzgerald said. “Having the degrees I have and still feeling like I am nothing in 2016 … is insulting. But you push through it.”last_img read more

Football: Paul Chryst doesn’t tip hand on who will start at quarterback for No. 11 Wisconsin at No. 8 Michigan State

first_imgPaul Chryst knew the question was coming, so he decided to get out in front of it.During his opening statement at his weekly news conference Monday, the University of Wisconsin football team head coach said both Alex Hornibrook and Bart Houston will have to be ready to quarterback No. 11 Wisconsin (3-0) when it visits No. 8 Michigan State (2-0) in East Lansing, Michigan Saturday.Chryst said he talked to both Houston and Hornibrook on Sunday, relaying the message that both need to be prepared for the Badgers’ Big Ten opener.“Really what I told them is very consistent with what I’ve told them all along and have been telling everyone,” Chryst said. “This week, we’ve got to prepare, and they both have to do a great job of preparation. I said this when we named Bart the starter, you earn the right to start. Alex earned the right to play [on Saturday]. I told both kids that. I wanted to play them both. We will need them both. For us to be as good as we can, I still believe that.”The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Sunday night that Hornibrook will start against MSU, but Houston was still listed as the starter on the depth chart UW released Monday. Usually, if there’s an ensuing position battle, the depth chart will include an “OR” between the starter and his backup, but even that was omitted.Houston started UW’s first three games, but Hornibrook relieved him with 5:54 remaining in the third quarter Saturday with the Badgers lowly leading Georgia State just 6-3. Hornibrook led the offense to two touchdowns and a field goal on three of his first four drives, injecting life into the seemingly monotonous offense.“We needed a spark and it was the whole offense,” Chryst said. “The quarterback is responsible for a lot, everyone is. I thought it was a good change up for us. We’re going to need them both and looking forward to those guys working this week.”Although Houston has taken more than three times more snaps than Hornibrook this season, statistics show that the offense has operated with more efficiency under Hornibrook. Per ESPN Stats & Information, the offense averages 1.2 yards per play more with Hornibrook under center. He has also led the same number of touchdown drives (five) in just 51 snaps, compared to Houston’s 182.Still, Chryst had the chance to come clean with his starter this week, when a reporter asked him “Bart Houston is your starter?”But Chryst is a smart guy and master of deflection with the media, and his answer proved so.“Both have to be ready to play. I’m positive of that. Both have to go and I told them, there’s going to be games where they both have to play. You do it in hockey, you have two goalies. You could have the best pitcher in baseball, and he doesn’t always finish the game … I’ll let the week determine all this stuff, with who is going to play tailback, who’s going to play left guard, who’s going to be quarterback, who’s going to play receiver, who’s going to be the third corner.”QuestionablesUW also released its injury report on Monday, with three of the team’s top four running backs occupying a spot on the list. Corey Clement (left ankle), Taiwan Deal (right leg) and Bradrick Shaw (right shoulder) are all listed as questionable. Also listed as questionable are left guard Jon Dietzen and defensive lineman Billy Hirschfield.last_img read more