Pressure Canner Testing

Amanda Bohlen will be testing pressure canner lids outside of the Washington County OSU Extension Office June 12th and June 26th from 9 am – 11 am. These will be done by appointment only in order to follow proper social distancing and to ensure proper sanitation procedures are followed.

Click the link to make an appointment.
You can also email Amanda with additional questions bohlen.19@osu.edu

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Home canning is a relatively simple process, but many variables can affect your finished product.  There are so many resources with unsafe information that it is important to make sure you are following the most recent safe home canning guidelines. One guideline for home canning foods safely is using a pressure canner to process low-acid foods, such as vegetables, meat, poultry, and fish.  These low-acid foods must be pressure canned at the recommended time and temperature to destroy Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism food poisoning. Home canning low-acid foods in boiling water canners is absolutely unsafe because 212 degrees F is not high enough to destroy botulinum bacteria.

With good reason, most people have a healthy regard for the possible dangers of pressure canners.  Usually this respect is based on an old story of a pressure canner “blowing up” in someone’s grandmother’s kitchen.  Regardless, it is important to realize that pressure canners are safe if the safety precautions are followed and the canner is used properly.  Dangers arise when the unit isn’t maintained and/or used properly. To make sure your pressure canner is working properly, all dial-gauge pressure canners should be tested for accuracy each year.

Washington County 4-H Club Officer Virtual Training – Recordings

If you were unable to attend the live 4-H Club Officer Trainings, here are links to each of the recordings. Special thanks to each of our presenters (4-H Alumni and Members) that made these presentations possible!

Presidents & Vice Presidents: Hosted by Sierra Sinclair

https://osu.zoom.us/rec/share/-NdeKfLz0V9JZ9aQ1hD1RqIgA5jFeaa81ncX-PRbyk5sA7y90GvvEuLj_oZw4tk1

 

Treasurers: Hosted by Alexis Lane

https://osu.zoom.us/rec/share/wMx5cfLtymhIQavv8kvEVowtBq_KX6a81yVNrqdbyElgVRK8Vm5j2vwFl3h7VZq6

 

Secretaries & News Reporters: Hosted by Tyler Hartline

Historian & Club Scrapbooks: Hosted by Haley Tornes

https://osu.zoom.us/rec/share/3OleMIv18GdJXp3jsRycdpQRFL7Meaa82idPqKJczBpJkBriAbFHj3U3CFicdR3o

 

Health & Safety Officers: Hosted by Melina Matics

Recreation Leaders: Hosted by Alex Bauerbach

Community Service: Hosted by Maggie Gottfried

https://osu.zoom.us/rec/share/9OlfLY3Lr2FJSNbN0R-DS4ERN4LYeaa80ChM-fsOykpYS-ZEFIj2ncf_oVELjwYf

Kids in the Kitchen – From Coshocton County

Kids in the Kitchen – Facebook Live!

Join Emily Marrison and her children, ages 10 and 12, every Thursday in April at 11 a.m. for Kids in the Kitchen – Facebook Live. The Coshocton County Kids in the Kitchen program provides a great opportunity for you and your children to learn how to make kid-friendly recipes, together.

Time conflict? No worries, you can also watch and download the recorded programs and recipes from Ohio State University Extension’s Coshocton County Facebook page at facebook.com. Recipes thus far have included Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Topping, Creamy Peanut Butter Dip, White Chicken Chili, Double Corn Bread, Microwaveable Omelet in a Mug and Chocolate Mug Cake.

Like all of us, school-aged children have been experiencing tremendous change over the past few weeks. Establishing and sticking to a routine is challenging for any family juggling school and possibly working from home. This virtual program could be just the thing to give your children more confidence in the kitchen and get some new healthy snack and meal ideas.

We hope you’ll join us live! Again, programs are every Thursday in April (2, 9, 16, 23 and 30). Check coshocton.osu.edu to view recorded programs.

Email Wellness Challenge

Email Wellness Challenge

November 25, 2019 – January 5, 2020

  •  You are invited to sign up for the Live Healthy Live Well 6-week Email Wellness Challenge.
  •  Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to you from an OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Professional.

The goal of this six-week challenge is for you to reduce stress, and simplify your life by practicing wellness habits. During this challenge, you will gain ideas to help you:

  • Practice Mindfulness
  • Simplify your Meals
  • Organize your Holiday Décor
  • Embrace Humor and Positivity
  • Declutter your Gift List and Schedule
  • Eat more Vegetables and Fruits
  • Add more Movement (“Elfercise”) to your Day

What does it cost? Nothing – it is free!

Who can participate? Any adult with an email account.

How do I sign up?  Go to this link and register:

Washington go.osu.edu/ElvesWashington19