Eureka >> College of the Redwoods head football coach Fran Borba has been adamant that his Corsairs team is better than what they’ve shown so far this season.On Saturday, his players proved him right. The Redwoods defense shut down the region’s 2nd-ranked team in Foothill College to earn a 33-7 victory at College of the Redwoods, snapping a four-game losing streak in the process.“That was the first time all year we’ve played a complete game from start to finish,” an enthused Borba told his …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Creamy or crunchy? That is the question for November and peanut butter lovers’ month. The National Peanut Board states that men and the West Coast prefer crunchy while women, kids and the East Coast prefer creamy. No matter which you prefer, peanut butter has become as all-American as apple pie and baseball. Americans consume over a billion pounds a year. Our love affair begins as we are introduced as kids to PBJ. We continue to enjoy PBJ but as our palettes mature, we begin adding other peanut butter flavors through cookies, ice cream, candy and even main dishes to our diet. Ohioans are no exception adding to the peanut butter craze with peanut butter buckeyes!Believe it or not Dr. Kellogg, the creator of Kellogg’s cereal, created the original patent for peanut butter for people who could hardly chew. In 1903, a peanut butter machine was invented and the popularity of peanut butter soared.We can’t talk about peanut butter without talking about the original agricultural product of peanuts and the farmers who grow them. The National Peanut Board states that 7,000 peanut farmers grow peanuts commercially in 13 states with 94% of the U.S. peanut crop grown in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina. These farmers average close to 4,000 pounds of peanuts per acre producing 5.2 billion pounds in 2014.There are four different types of peanuts grown in the U.S. Around 80% of all peanuts grown are called runners, which are primarily used for peanut butter. Virginia peanuts are nicknamed “ballpark peanuts” and enjoyed in the shell. Spanish peanuts are produced for salted peanuts, peanut candy and peanut butter. Valencia peanuts come in last and are a slightly sweeter peanut used for all-natural peanut butter.It takes 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter. U.S. law requires all products labeled peanut butter to contain 90% peanuts with sugars and added fats filling in the difference. Great news to peanut farmers is that peanut and peanut butter consumption continues to grow despite the 1% of Americans with peanut allergies.In March of 2015, my AgriPower group headed to South Carolina to see the diversity of agriculture in the Southeast. On peanut and cotton day, we visited a peanut farm. Harvesting peanuts is an interesting two-part process using a digger and a shaker/picker. A digger pulls up the peanut plant, flips it over with the peanuts on the top and the plant underneath. Farmers hope for a few days of sunny weather as the peanuts dry. The shaker then comes through to separate and pick the peanut pods. Right next door happened to be a huge peanut processing plant. I saw the biggest pile of peanuts I have ever seen and probably ever will! It was fascinating to see the farm-to-peanut plant portion of a peanut’s journey on the way to my peanut butter jar.Peanut butter is a great protein source. Two tablespoons of peanut butter have eight grams of protein. The only drawback is the fat content of peanut butter. Two tablespoons of peanut butter have 16 grams of fat. It is a healthy fat, but still needs to be consumed in moderation. If you eat a lot of peanut butter and need to cut back, try one of the new peanut butter powder products on the market. The two most popular powders are called PBFit and PB2. You need to add water to get the consistency of peanut butter. There are some complaints that say these products don’t taste like peanut butter. I’ve tried it in the apple peanut butter dip below and it works great. These products may work better in recipes but there is nothing like opening up a new jar of peanut butter and enjoying a spoonful!Paul and I fall right in line with the Peanut Board’s stats. I love creamy and, therefore, since I am the shopper, our pantry is stocked with creamy. Paul occasionally sneaks in a crunchy from time to time. No matter what you prefer, enjoy some peanut butter this month and thank a southern peanut farmer!Eat Well & Healthy!Shelly Peanut Butter Macaroons bhg.com 2 egg whites1/8 teaspoon cream of tartarDash salt½ cup sugar½ cup creamy peanut butter2 cups chocolate-flavored crisp rice cereal1/3 cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts Preheat oven to 300 degree F. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside.In a medium mixing bowl beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Gently fold in peanut butter. Fold in cereal. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.Bake 10 minutes. Turn oven off and let cookies dry in oven with door closed for 15 minutes. Remove macaroons from cookie sheets to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 30 macaroons. Nutrition Facts (Peanut Butter Macaroons) Per serving: 57 kcal cal., 3 g fat, 50 mg sodium, 7 g carb., 5 g sugar, 2 g pro Shelly’s Peanut Butter Dip1 small carton of Greek fat free, sugar free vanilla yogurt2 Tbsp. peanut butterMix peanut butter and yogurt until smooth. Enjoy as a fruit dip. Great w apples! Peanutty Noodles Cookinglight.com 2 carrots, peeled1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger3 garlic cloves, minced1 c fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth1/2 cup natural-style peanut butter (such as Smucker’s)1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce3 tablespoons rice or white wine vinegar1 tsp chili garlic sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee)1/4 teaspoon saltCooking spray2 cups red bell pepper strips1 pound snow peas, trimmed8 cups hot cooked linguine (about 1 pound uncooked pasta)1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro Shave the carrots lengthwise into thin strips using a vegetable peeler, and set aside. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the ginger and minced garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add chicken broth and the next 5 ingredients (broth through salt); stir until well-blended. Reduce heat, and simmer 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and keep warm.Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and snow peas; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Combine carrot, peanut butter mixture, bell pepper mixture, and linguine in a large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 10 cups Calories 296; Fat 8.8 g; Protein 11.7 g; Carb 43.1 g; Fiber 3.4 g; Cholesterol 1 mg; Iron 3.6 mg; Sodium 400 mg; Calcium 44 mg Peanut Butter IcingAdd this icing to any brownies, chocolate cookies, chocolate cupcakes and cake! Top with mini buckeyes and you’ve got a great end of any meal or Buckeye gathering. 1 c peanut butter5 Tbsp. butter, softened1 tsp. vanilla3-4 c powdered sugar4-5 Tbsp. milk Beat butter and add vanilla, milk and powdered sugar and beat until nice and creamy. Peanut Butter Pie tasteofhome.com 3 oz. lite cream cheese, softened1/3 cup peanut butter1 cup confectioners’ sugar1/4 cup fat-free milk1-8 oz. lite whipped topping, thawed1 chocolate crumb crust (9 inches) In a bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in peanut butter and sugar. Gradually add milk; mix well. Gently fold in whipped topping. Spoon into the crust. Refrigerate or freeze overnight. Yummy ½ frozen. Want to make your own crust? Use 1cup cookie crumbs and stir in 3 Tbsp. melted butter. Press into a 9inch pie pan. Yield: 8 slices.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Zach Profit, Van Wert Co.Since last Monday we’ve had 7.5 inches of rain. Every day since then we have gotten a pretty good shot of rain and there is a 50% chance tomorrow and an 80% chance on Wednesday. We got hammered pretty good and then there was an EF0 tornado that went through about a quarter mile east of our farm. It almost wiped out a new house that I bought.I bought the house at 3 on Friday and signed the paperwork and at 6:55 that night a tornado went through the north side of the lot. It threw a branch at one side of the house but it didn’t really hurt much. There were a bunch of limbs down but it messed up some corn. The corn was flat. There was green snap but since we’d had all that rain, the wind just pushed most of the plants over.The corn has goosenecked and stood back up and it is looking better. Our neighbors took it a little harder than we did. Their corn was maybe shoulder high and after that it was maybe two feet tall. We had 5 or 6 acres of damage and maybe total there were 55 or 60 acres that got wind damage. I think there will be corn there but it may be kind of a bugger to combine this fall.An EF0 tornado cause damage in a small area, including the newly purchased Profit home with the red buildings.The National Weather Service was at my new house all day Saturday. Just two or three miles away it was barely windy enough to move the leaves. We didn’t have a tornado warning or severe storm warning or anything. It looked like it tap danced in our field. It moved northwest and most tornados move to the northeast. The whole low-pressure system we had last week was counter clockwise rotation. It was wild. We were lucky.In the wetter areas the beans are a little yellow. I think they will bounce back pretty quickly. Last week we were one more big rain away from having a mess and we never got that next big rain. The ditch banks never came out but they were full to the brim. If we’d have caught one more big rain the ditches would’ve been out and we’d still be getting rid of the water. Most of the surface water is gone and most of the outlets are running about half full.Wheat around here is standing good. There could be some disease pressure. We are wet right now, too wet to get a combine out there. If we don’t get more rain they could maybe get out there late this week.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.
LATEST STORIES Garcia addresses trade rumors, says he’s good terms with his players Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next “If they want to trade me, I can’t do anything about it, but as of now, I’m with Rain or Shine and I need to play well for them.”Belga, along with Jericho Cruz and Raymond Almazan, are in the middle of trade rumors supposedly stemming from their disconnect over how coach Caloy Garcia is running the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut amid all talks, Belga was at his usual self, finishing with a double-double of 13 points, 13 rebounds, and three assists in the victory.It was the Sorsogon native’s way of staying professional knowing that as long as he’s wearing a Rain or Shine jersey, he has a responsibility to meet for the tea. “I’m with Rain or Shine as of now and I need to play because the bosses in Rain or Shine are the ones who are providing food for my family,” he said.Belga was the lone player involved in those trade talks who was willing to speak to the media. Jericho Cruz excused himself from the press, while Raymond Almazan quickly left the venue after the game. MOST READ View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBeau Belga maintained that he has no say on whether Rain or Shine decides to trade him or any other player away.“Those things are already beyond our control,” he said in Filipino after the Elasto Painters’ 90-84 victory over Meralco on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises
Login/Register With: Advertisement Toronto councillor Norm Kelly gives hip-hop producer Shane Lee Lindstrom (Murda Beatz) a citation recognizing his donating $20,000 of winnings from a Fortnite tournament at Toronto City Hall on Friday. The money will help low-income students receive books and school supplies. (ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE / TORONTO STAR) Advertisement It’s been a pretty busy few days from Canadian hip-hop producer Murda Beatz.On Tuesday, he competed in the first Fortnite Pro Am in Los Angeles, finishing 11th with his partner, Valkyrae, winning $20,000 for charity. Last night, he dropped a new track, “Bigger > You” from 2 Chainz featuring Drake and Quavo. On Friday, he was in Councillor Norm Kelly’s office in Toronto City Hall presenting an oversized cheque to donate his game winnings for First Book Canada, an organization that helps lower-income students receive books and school supplies, a campaign (also supported by Xpand Laces) for which Kelly has been enlisting celebrities.Born Shane Lindstrom in Fort Erie, Ont., Murda is one of the most in-demand hip-hop producers right now, with a long list of credits, working with songs for Migos, Gucci Mane, French Montana and many more. He has produced for pop stars like Zayn Malik, and created the beat for Drake recent hit, “Nice For What.” He’s not alone as a pretty big Fortnite fan, but the event still impressed him — “It was actually crazy, I had no idea it was going to be as big as that,” he said Friday. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Advertisement
APTN National NewsThere was no hockey lockout in Whitehorse this week.NHL hockey players took the ice in the Yukon capital for a friendly game to raise money for First Nation youth and local charities.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has this story.
Email Facebook Duff McKagan Teases New Guns N’ Roses Album: “Oh, It’s Real” Following the wildly successful reunion for the Not In This Lifetime… Tour, GN’R’s bassist provides a promising update on new materialNate HertweckGRAMMYs Feb 25, 2019 – 5:26 pm At this point, Guns N’ Roses fans are used to two things: extended waits for new music and big surprises. The band’s 2008 album, Chinese Democracy, came after a notorious 15-year hiatus, and their blockbuster 2016 reunion for the Not In This Lifetime… Tour shocked and delighted fans on its way to becoming the fourth-biggest tour ever. Questions about new music were bound to arise, and now GN’R bassist Duff McKagan is fanning the flames of anticipation for a new album.”Oh, it’s real, but the fun part and the cool part about Guns N’ Roses is we don’t really talk about it, and what happens next just happens,” McKagan said on the Trunk Nation radio show. “It’s never been that band that there’s a direct schedule of how we do things. I’ve heard some magnificent stuff that Axl [Rose] has, really cool stuff he’s been working on. So I’m excited about the possibilities with that, of course. I don’t mean to get anybody rabid. Our day will happen when it happens, that’s for sure.” Twitter Duff McKagan Teases New Guns N’ Roses Album duff-mckagan-teases-new-guns-n-roses-album-oh-its-real Earlier this month, the band’s unmistakable guitarist Slash gave an equally hopeful yet murky glimpse into the new project. “Axl, Duff, myself and Richard [Fortus] have all talked about… there’s material and stuff going on already for a new record,” Slash said. “It’s just, with Guns N’ Roses, you don’t go, ‘Oh, there is a plan, and it’s gonna be like this,’ because that’s not how it works. So, basically, the only real answer to give is we’re hoping to put a new record out, and we’ll just see what happens when it happens.”Guns N’ Roses have been nominated for the Best Hard Rock Performance GRAMMY Award three times in their career. Last year the group released a sprawling 73-track box set to commemorate the anniversary of their 1987 debut, Appetite For Destruction. The collection, titled Locked N’ Loaded, earned its art directors a GRAMMY nomination for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package and gives fans plenty of music to enjoy from the GN’R archive while they eagerly await additional details on a new album.Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction | For The RecordRead more News