Monthly Archives: December 2013

TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY FOODS: ORANGES

Maybe you recall getting an orange in your stocking at Christmas time?  As a little girl, I recall getting oranges from Santa at the little country church that my mom grew up in and my grandparents still attended, but I … Continue reading

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TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY FOODS: FRUITCAKE

The first fruitcake was placed on the tombs of loved ones, perhaps as nourishment for their afterlife.  But fruitcakes were not common until Roman times, when they were prized for their shelf life and often taken into battle with Roman … Continue reading

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TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY FOODS: EGGNOG

Culinary historians debate the originatino of eggnog, but most suspect that it is descendant from the early medieval British drink, posset, a hot, milk, ale-like drink. Eggnog didn’t become a Christmas tradition until it arrived in America in the 1700s … Continue reading

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IL CORN’S CHRISTMAS LIST: A FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT

It’s Christmas time!  In what has become a yearly tradition, I’d like to share the things that Illinois Corn wants for Christmas!  Here we go … 1. A REVERSAL OF THE EPA’S PROPOSED RULE ON THE RFS 2. A FARM … Continue reading

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IL CORN’S CHRISTMAS LIST: INCENTIVES TO SELL E15

It’s Christmas time!  In what has become a yearly tradition, I’d like to share the things that Illinois Corn wants for Christmas!  Here we go … 1. A REVERSAL OF THE EPA’S PROPOSED RULE ON THE RFS 2. A FARM … Continue reading

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IL CORN’S CHRISTMAS LIST: WE NEED LOCKS AND DAMS

It’s Christmas time!  In what has become a yearly tradition, I’d like to share the things that Illinois Corn wants for Christmas!  Here we go … 1. A REVERSAL OF THE EPA’S PROPOSED RULE ON THE RFS 2. A FARM … Continue reading

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IL CORN’S CHRISTMAS LIST: A FARM BILL ALREADY!!

It’s Christmas time!  In what has become a yearly tradition, I’d like to share the things that Illinois Corn wants for Christmas!  Here we go … 1. A REVERSAL OF THE EPA’S PROPOSED RULE ON THE RFS 2. A FARM … Continue reading

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IL CORN’S CHRISTMAS LIST: THE EPA TO CHANGE THEIR TUNE

It’s Christmas time!  In what has become a yearly tradition, I’d like to share the things that Illinois Corn wants for Christmas!  Here we go …   1.    A REVERSAL OF THE EPA’S PROPOSED RULE ON THE RFS:   On … Continue reading

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WATCH OUT FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE US

RELATED CURRENT EVENT: This video is an oldie but a goodie for your Friday afternoon! Remember, the Humane Society of the U.S. is one of the groups that spends their millions of dollars on lobbyists to eliminate animal agriculture in … Continue reading

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MANURE AS FERTILIZER, A SUSTAINABLE CIRCLE

RELATED CURRENT EVENT: Illinois Farm Families is currently accepting applications for the 2014 class of field moms. If you are an urban mom interested in visiting Illinois farms and learning more about where your food comes from, you owe it … Continue reading

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