FCS Newsletter May - June

FCS Newsletter May - June

FCS Newsletter May - June

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May - June 


KEHA Meeting in Louisville- May 9th -11th 
Quilt Guild- May 9th @ 10:00 a.m. 
Homemakers· May 18th @ 12:00 p.m. Knox Threads- May 22nd @ 10:00 a.m. 
Roll Making - May 25th @ 1:00 p.m. 
Laugh and Learn- May 30th @ 6:00 p.m. 
Cooking Through the Calendar- June 5th @1:00 p.m. 
Quilting Program with Hazel Jackson· June 1st and 8th @ 10:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Mountain (Must Quilt call fest the Trip-office June to 6th sign @ up) 7:30a.m.
(Must call the office to sign up) 
Canning and Food Preservation Session 1- June 21st  @ 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 



Knox County Cooperative Extension Office 
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. 

April 11th & 13th April 18th & 20th April 25th & 27th May 2nd & 4th May 16th & 18th May 23rd & 25th. 


Laugh and Learn 

Come laugh and learn with your 3- to 5-year-old child(ren) at the Knox County Extension Office located at 215 Treuhaft Boulevard, Suite 7 Barbourville KY, 40906 

We will be offering a FREE one-hour Laugh and Learn Playdate every month for you and your child(ren) to 
engage in playful activities that are designed to prepare them for kindergarten. Adullts and children will hear stories, sing songs, make crafts, play games, and enjoy a healthy snack during every playdate. Be 
sure to sign up and mark your calendars with the following dates so you and your child(ren) can together build the skills they will need to best prepare them for school. 

When: April 27th  @ 6:00 p.m. 
Theme: Rainbows 
When: May 30th @ 6:00 p.m. 
Theme: spring 

Please sign up by calling the Knox County Extension Office@ 606-546-3447 . 


Easy Tortilla Breakfast Pizza 

•    Nonstick cooking spray
•    1 (8 inch) whole-wheat tortilla
•    l cup spinach
•    3 medium eggs
•    1/2 medium tomato, diced
•    Dash of salt and pepper
•    1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


1. Wash hands with warm water and soap, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds. 
2.Spray a 10-inch skillet with nonstick spray and place tortilla inside.
3.Place spinach over the tortilla and make three slight wells with spinach. Crack an egg into each well so that it can be cut into three triangles once done.
4.Sprinkle tomatoes, salt, pepper,
and mozzarella over the eggs.
5.Cover with lid and cook on medium­ low heat for, 12 minutes, or until
egg yolk is cooked through.
6.Remove from heat and slice into three wedges with one egg each to serve.
7.Store leftovers in the
refrigerator within 2 hours.

Makes 3 servings Serving size: 1/3 of pizza Cost per recipe: $3.25 Cost per serving: $1.08 

Nutrition facts 
per serving: 
140 calones: 79 total fat; 3g saturated fat: Og trans. fat; 170mg cholesterof: 300mg sodium; lOg, total carbohydrate; lg dietary fiber; lg total sugars; Og added sugars; 109 prote.in; 6% Daily Value of vitamin D; 8% Daily Value of c-afcium; 6% Daily Value of iron; 2% Daily Value of potassium. 

Jean Najor. Program Coordinator II; 
and Jen Robinson, NEP Area Agent, University 
of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service 




The warm spring weather has 
many people excited to get outside and begin seasonal yard and garden work. Gardening is a great way to be physically active, enjoy the outdoors, and beautify your home or yard. There are 
added health benefits to growing your own vegetables, fruit, 
and herbs, as well. As with any 
activity though, it is important 
to know how to move prudently, use equipment properly, and 
interact with nature responsibly. 
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission 
(CPSC), more than 400,000 people visit emergency rooms each year for injuries related to outdoor garden tools. It is important to stay safe when 
working with outdoor tools. The American Society of Surgeons of the Hand (ASSH) recommends 
taking the following precautions when gardening: •    Wear gardening gloves: Wearing the proper
gloves will help reduce blistering and protect
your skin from chemicals, bacteria, and fungi
that live in the soil. Hands and fingers are prone to small cuts and scrapes that can become easily infected when exposed to dirt and germs. Leather gloves protect against thorns, poisonous plants, insect and animal bites, and other skin irritants
in the garden. Gloves also prevent sun damage.
•    Avoid strenuous repetitive motions: Unless you are used to the activity, repetitive motions such as digging, raking, trimming hedges, pruning
bushes, or planting bulbs may cause muscle
or skin damage. Rotate gardening activities
every 15 minutes with a brief rest in between
so the same muscles are not overused.
•    Be aware of your grip: Grip strength is at its
maximum when the wrist is in a relaxed or neutral position. Studies have shown that people lose up to 25% of their grip strength when their wrist is bent. Only use hand tools with the appropriate
hand, for example, do not grip a right-handed
tool with your left hand. Try to square up your
shoulders in front of where you are working
instead of reaching across your body.
•    Use proper equipment and tools: Use a
hand shovel or rake rather than your hands for
digging. Sharp objects and debris buried in
the soil may cut you. If possible, remove clear
sharp objects like broken glass, old labelling
stakes, and unused tools from the work area
before beginning the task to avoid causing
damage. Additionally, avoid accidents by using
tools for their intended purposes only.

•    Avoid products with form-fitting handles.
These tools only fit one size of hand perfectly.
If your hand is too large or too small, it
will put more stress on your hand.
•    Always follow the manufacturer's
instructions for the tool.
•    Keep sharp tools away from children at all times.
•    Always unplug electrical tools and power off
gas-powered motors when not in use.



If you do end up with an injury, keep the following guidelines in mind to know when to seek emergency medical care. Seek medical attention immediately if: 

•    Continuous pressure does not stop
the bleeding after 15 minutes.
•    You notice persistent numbness or tingling in
the fingertip or have trouble moving the finger.
•    You are unsure of your tetanus immunization status.
•     You are unable to thoroughly clean the wound by rinsing with a mild soap and plenty of clean water.

Other important tool tips: 

When purchasing pruners, loppers, or shears, look for pairs that feature a safety lock.



Strawberry Salsa 

1 tablespoon olive oil 
2 tablespoon, white vinegar or white balsamic vinegar 
1/, teaspoon salt
2 cups, coarsely chopped fresh strawberries 
8 green onions chopped 
2 cups chopped che1ry or grape tomatoes 
1/1 cup chopped fresh cilantro 


1. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, and salt in large bowl. 

2. Add strawberries, green onions, tomatoes, and cilantro. Toss to coat. 

3. Cover and chill for 1 hour. 

4. Serve with tortilla or pita chips. 

Yield: 7 1/2 cup servings. 

Nutrition Analysis: 

40 calories; 2 g fat; 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 6 g carb, 1g fiber, 4 g sugar, 1 g protein. 



Contact Information

215 Treuhaft Boulevard, Suite 7 Barbourville, KY 40906-7361

(606) 546-3447