Milk costs less in Mesa.
Case VanderMeulen, owner of Coulee Flats Dairy in north Franklin County, is saying thanks to his neighbors and celebrating Dairy Month by offering a dollar off a gallon of milk through June 30 at JC's Mesa Grocery. Each shopper is limited to three gallons per visit.
In addition to the milk discount, VanderMeulen also will donate an additional dollar per gallon to the Columbia Basin Junior Livestock Fair, scheduled for Sept. 6-8 in Connell.
Any business or individual wanting to match VanderMeulen's donation can send an email to email@example.com and request a sign-up sheet.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., customers who purchase a gallon of milk will receive a free reusable shopping bag, recipe cards and dairy-themed items for children, courtesy of the Washington Dairy Products Commission.
Tips for grilling novices
If this is your first grilling season, here are some tips from Kingsford to ensure success:
-- Keep food from sticking by rubbing grill with vegetable oil or non-stick cooking spray.
-- Leave space around each item on the grill to allow for even cooking and smoke penetration.
-- Turn meat just once. Turn steaks when the juices start to bubble on the uncooked side (the clearer the juice, the more well done the meat).
-- Apply sauces containing honey, brown sugar or molasses during the last 10 minutes to keep the sauce from burning.
-- Keep a spray bottle filled with water handy so you can spritz flare-ups.
-- Place cooked foods on a clean plate -- not one that has previously held raw meat, fish or poultry. Bacteria from raw food can contaminate the cooked food and cause food poisoning.
-- Brush the grilling surface (once it's cool) with a wire brush to remove any stuck on food.
The book: The Complete Homebrew Beer Book: 200 Easy Recipes from Ales and Lagers to Extreme Beers and International Favorites by George Hummel.
Best for: Using Hummel's easy-to-follow instructions and thorough analysis of the flavor components of beer, a novice homebrewer can design recipes and make beers to suit any taste or craving.
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