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Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046



Food Preparation and Nutrition

Options for Storing Potatoes at Home

Recommendations for consumers on how to store large quantities of potatoes at home. Authors: Lynn Woodell, Nora Olson and Jim Wilson 4 pages

Drying Fruits and Vegetables

$2.50 Written primarily for drying in an electric dehydrator, this guide applies as well to oven drying. Sections cover selecting, preparing, and pretreating foods for drying as well as storing and...

Making Garlic- and Herb-Infused Oils at Home

You can safely store your infused oils at room temperature when you follow the procedures in this publication. Authors: Barbara Abo, Josh BeVan, Surine Greenway, Beverly Healy, Sandra M. McCurdy,...

Making Jerky at Home Safely

$7.00 Jerky is a nutritious, nonperishable, and lightweight protein source, but making it requires a lot of care. If done incorrectly, you can poison yourself or others. This publication shows you...

Using and Caring for Your Pressure Canner

Pressure canning is the only safe way to preserve meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables in cans. This booklet describes the different canner types available, the safety features they offer, and...

Canning Smoked Fish at Home

This bulletin gives instructions for lightly smoking fish in preparation for canning and for the canning process itself. Fully smoked fish, in contrast, is too dry and strongly flavored after...

4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Pressure Canning Project Manual

For ages 14-18, the pressure canning project manual covers the basics of healthy eating and food safety and specific instructions for canning vegetables, dry beans, meats, poultry, fish, and...

4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Drying Project Manual

For ages 8-18, the drying project manual covers the basics of healthy eating and food safety and specific instructions for drying fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Thirteen hands-on activities engage...

Guide to Using and Caring for Your Electric Programmable Pressure Cooker

An electric programmable pressure cooker (EPPC) helps you to serve meals in a matter of minutes. Learn how to operate and take care of these versatile, one-pot wonders in this wide-ranging PNW...

4-H Home Food Preservation Series: Boiling Water Canning Project Manual

For ages 8-18, the boiling water canning project manual covers the basics of healthy eating and food safety and specific instructions for canning fruits, tomatoes, tomato salsa, pickles, and jams...

Developing a Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Program for a Food Manufacturing Facility

Regardless of its expense, food manufacturers should install a pathogen environmental program as part of their facility’s commitment to food safety. No one-size-fits-all regimen exists, however.

Shelf Life of Food: An Overview

Food safety is critical, yet surprisingly regulatory bodies do not require shelf-life testing for most products (infant formula being an exception). This bulletin provides all the basics that...

Storing Food for Safety and Quality

Proper home food storage ensures the retention of safe and high-quality food. It allows you to save money, decreases unnecessary food waste, helps to maintain health, and can save your life during...

Growing Food Safely in Idaho School Gardens

This guide is created for teachers, parents, volunteers, school administrators, food-service professionals, and everyone else engaged in youth gardening projects in Idaho. It is meant to serve as a...

An Introduction to Third-Party Auditing in a Food-Manufacturing Facility

If you sell a food product regionally, larger distribution contacts will undoubtedly require that your manufacturing business undergo a third-party audit. This publication tells you the basics of...

Building Healthy Eating Habits through Taste Testing in Early Childcare Centers

Getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy practice is difficult, but not impossible. Mostly it's a matter of introducing these nutritious foods in fun and educational ways.

Simplify Dinnertime: A Guide to Make-Ahead Freezer Meals for Electric Pressure–Cooking

Do you scramble to put something together for dinner after work? Worry no more. With a freezer meal plan in hand and your electric pressure cooker at the ready, you can prepare meals way ahead of...

Nutrition for Healthy Aging: Four Key Nutrition Messages for the Older Adult

Nutrition is key to preventing and managing chronic disease, as well as to improving the quality of your life as you age. This publication offers four important strategies to help you make more...

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Idaho: Seasonal Eating Week by Week

How to find Idaho food producers who share their crops with subscribers via a program known as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is focus of this publication. Some 60 food producers in Idaho...

Keeping Bones Strong with Calcium, Vitamin D, and Physical Activity

Determine your risk factors for developing osteoporosis or other weakened-bone conditions and learn what steps you can take to develop and maintain strong bones. Authors: Marnie Spencer, Laura...

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Vegetables provide many amazing health benefits and all of us could benefit from including more vegetables in our diets. University of Idaho Extension Educator Julie Buck demonstrates how to make...

Holiday Ham and Cheese Quiche

Holiday leftovers are a given, but ham and turkey adapt well into a variety of dishes that will satisfy your family’s appetite. Along with enchiladas or quesadillas, a quiche makes a nutritious...

Cranberry Orange Upside Down Spice Cake

In this video, University of Idaho Extension Educator, Laura Sant, demonstrates how to make cranberry orange upside down spice cake. Including fruit in desserts is a great way to infuse some...

Big Game from Hunt to Home

$6.25 For your next hunting trip, the information in this publication will make sure the meat you bring home will be high quality. Meat from big game animals (deer, antelope, elk, moose, and bear)...

Fresh Cheese Made Safely

Queso fresco, a fresh, crumbly, white cheese, can be made at home! Step-by-step process for making this cheese safely included. Author: Lizann Powers-Hammond 6 pages

Elaboración Segura del Queso Fresco

Instrucciones—preparación segura a hacer el queso fresco. Autora: Lizann Powers-Hammond 6 páginas

Canning Timer and Checklist Application

Select from over 50 popular foods used in home canning—including vegetables, fruits, meats, jams, jellies, pickles, and seafood—to generate a checklist and timer for processing. This app lets set...

There Are Dangers Lurking in Your Flour

Many don’t realize that raw flour can transmit foodborne illnesses. This PNW publication outlines the risks of flour-based crafts and the steps you can take to keep people safe. Authors:...

Pantry Pest Guide: Common Insect Culprits in Homes and Kitchens of the Pacific Northwest

The purpose of this guide is to help residents in the Pacific Northwest to identify common insect pests that occur in pantries and kitchens. This guide is not meant to be all inclusive, but is...

Fruit Pie Fillings for Home Canning

Learn how to make home-canned peaches, berries, cherries, and apples for use in pies, sauces, or other desserts in this four-color publication. Along with guidelines for what thickeners to use and...

Nutrition for Older Adults: Preventing Malnutrition as the Body Ages

Poor nutrition can cause a cascade of health problems for older adults. This guide lists the nutrients of concern for people over 60—from antioxidants to calcium to water. Learn how eating well can...

Healthy Diabetes Plate, 2d edition (38 MB download)

This curriculum trains adults with type 2 diabetes in a simple visual method for planning healthy meals. Who can benefit from using the Healthy Diabetes Plate Method? The curriculum is mainly for...


Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046