Learning for Life: Healthy and sustainable living gifts

Healthy and sustainable living gifts

The social network I’m a part of believes in healthy and sustainable living. No wonder most of the gifts my friends and I exchange this time of year are either consumable (food) or books. As I look around our Extension office I see the inspiration for gifts I have given in the past.

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute produces free color booklets with delicious recipes. These are perfect to accompany a jar of salmon or a halibut fillet. We have the publication, “Quick and Easy Alaska Seafood RUBS &Marinades”. This booklet has recipes for rubs and marinades. I have made a number of these in large quantities and put them in spice jars as gifts.

For the herb gardener on your list we have the Cooperative Extension book, “An Alaska Herb Garden- Recipes and growing tips for enjoying your herb garden”. The newest edition of “Using Alaska’s Wild Berries &Other Wild Edibles” is a practical gift for a berry harvester.

The Extension Office will be open 8:00-12:30, 1:30-5:00 through December 19. We are located at 43961 K-Beach Road, Suite A in Soldotna. For more information call us at 907-262-5824.

Submitted by Linda Tannehill, UAF School of Natural Resources and Extension; Health, Home and Family Development, Kenai Peninsula District.

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