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Edible Mountain - How To Make Dandelion JellyExternal Link
Don’t weed those dandelions out of your yard, make them into a tasty treat instead! Melissa Rebholz from Public Market in Wheeling shows us how to make dandelion jelly, and shares her recipe with us. Dandelion jelly only uses the blooms, but every part of the dandelion is edible and a rich source of vitamins A, C and K. It also contains high levels of iron, calcium and potassium. Dandelions are also an important part of the food chain for bees and other pollinators. It's another great reason to let them grow instead of mowing them down or treating your lawn. The flavor of the dandelion starts slightly bitter, but the sweetness in jelly balances it out wonderfully. Try making a batch and soon you'll spreading it on your toast thick in no time! Edible Mountain is a bite-sized, digital series from WVPB that showcases some of Appalachia’s overlooked and underappreciated products of the forest while highlighting their mostly forgotten uses. Dandelion Jelly Recipe From Melissa Rebholz 3 cups
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:03:29 +0000
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Ohio Valley Weekly Unemployment Claims Down Slightly To 82K External Link
As the Ohio Valley continues its phased-in reopening, unemployment insurance claims are down slightly compared to the week before. The region is still reporting high levels of unemployment assistance applications. At least 82,011 people in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia joined those seeking help during the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:12:21 +0000
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Festivals, Fairs To Resume July 1, Justice Provides Minor League Baseball UpdateExternal Link
West Virginia continues to reopen sectors of its economy shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic. At a virtual media briefing Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice announced fairs and festivals would resume on July 1, ahead of the July Fourth holiday weekend.
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 17:27:24 +0000
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‘Hill Women’ Examines Three Generations In Eastern KentuckyExternal Link
Stories of life in Appalachia are often told from a male perspective, but many young writers and authors are trying to change that. They want to make sure the story of Appalachia’s women are not forgotten. In Cassie Chambers’ memoir “Hill Women” she examines her life in eastern Kentucky through the eyes of three generations of women in her family. She spoke with Eric Douglas to discuss the book -- and her pursuits that ultimately led her back to eastern Kentucky. Douglas: The book is set in eastern Kentucky. Can you explain to me a little bit more specifically where we're talking about? Chambers: The book is set in Owsley County, which is one of the poorest counties in America. It's a place where the average household income is around $16,000 a year for a family of four. It has very high rates of disability. There are two restaurants in town, a sort of dairy bar and a diner. No franchise restaurants, no franchise businesses other than some dollar stores and a couple gas stations. And
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:04:21 +0000
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Coronavirus Czar Says Pandemic Is A Stress Test For W.Va. Health CareExternal Link
It’s been about 10 weeks since the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country, including West Virginia. While state officials are now reopening businesses, the pandemic is far from over. Seventy-eight West Virginians have died due to COVID-19. U nemployment claims have reached 250,000. But the pandemic has exacted another toll — it’s fractured many of our healthcare institutions.
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:38:03 +0000
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