Water Bath Canning

Preserving foods at home, especially canning, is becoming more popular and there are a number of recipes, blogs, and canning guidelines available on internet. As exciting as it is, some of these sources are not research-based and give unsafe food handling advice. We here at Breathing Room want to make sure your homemade products are …

Tips For Holiday Cookie Success

If you’re already stressed about baking holiday cookies, then follow these tips to avoid common cookie failures! PREPARATION First-rate cookies start with fresh, quality ingredients, which should be brought to room temperature, unless indicated otherwise in the recipe. Check for expiration dates on ingredients like eggs, baking powder, and baking soda. Don’t measure liquid and …

Are You Sure That’s Safe To Eat While Pregnant?

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest contributor, Katya, is a nurse-midwife who asked a simple question and found herself on a mission to improve food safety in pregnancy.  Nurse-midwives engage in disease prevention and health education as a hallmark of our profession. Avoiding listeriosis is a key component of food safety during pregnancy. Listeria monocytogenes is a …