On the lighter side

Cleanup on Aisle 9

On the Lighter Side: Cake decorating, from disaster to divine

The good, the bad and the ugly of cake decorating

News that a Georgia Walmart was forced to issue a public apology after bakery staff refused to decorate a "blue lives matter" cake to commemorate a local officer's retirement should serve as an object lesson for us all. Cake decorating has become dangerous territory. Case in point: The ever-entertaining and horrifying CakeWrecks.com, celebrating the best of the worst in bakery distasters. Once you've enjoyed your fill of those confectionary calamities, surf over to the gallery of this archiect-turned-cake designer and cleanse your mental palate on these 3-D printed cakes that can only be described as art.

On the Lighter Side: A Labor Day salute to some real organized labor

Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Travel back in time 30 years with us, to the small Nebraska town of Bruno, where Herman Ostry and his family needed a barn moved but couldn't afford to have it done the conventional way. So they demonstrated the real power of organized labor, caught here by the local TV news station.

 

 

On the Lighter Side: Dream job? Nightmare, maybe

On those beautiful Nebraska mornings when you're tired of being cooped up in the backroom or stuck at a desk, the young man's thoughts drift to jobs in the outdoors and the fresh air, like this simple task of changing lightbulbs just over the state line in South Dakota.

On the Lighter Side: Jim Gaffigan on the oddities of holiday food traditions

Food-friendly comic Jim Gaffigan pays tribute to Independence Day by taking a whirlwind tour through the over-eating oddities of American holiday traditions. Eat up!

On the Lighter Side: This may qualify as the most chilling storm-chaser video yet

Of all the storm-chaser videos of tornadoes that the preponderance of portable media has wrought, this terrifying 5.5 minutes shot just over the state line near Wray, Colo,. in early May could be the most breathtaking. Open up your video player to full screen and watch it in high-definition to experience the full effect!

Partners

Supported by the Nebraska Corn Board

The Nebraska Corn Board, on behalf of 23,000 corn farmers in Nebraska, invests in market development, research, promotion and education of corn and value-added products. The board aims to work closely with the farmer-to-consumer food chain, to educate everyone about the role corn has in our everyday healthy lives. The Nebraska Corn Board is proud to sponsor the Farmer Goes to Market program to help bring its mission of expanding demand and value of Nebraska corn to the consumer, through the strongest touch point in that chain: the Nebraska retail grocer.


In patnership with the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association

The Nebraska Grocery Industry Association was formed in 1903 by a group of Omaha grocery store owners, wholesalers and vendors to allow them to promote independent food merchants and members of the food industry, and to promote education and cooperation among its membership. NGIA continues to represent grocery store owners and operators, along with wholesalers and vendors located throughout Nebraska, by promoting their success through proactive government relations, innovative solutions and quality services. NGIA offers efficient and economical programs. NGIA also lobbies on both a state and national level, ensuring that the voice of the food industry in Nebraska is heard by our representatives.


Supported by the Nebraska Farm Bureau

The farm and ranch families represented by Nebraska Farm Bureau are proud sponsors of the Farmer Goes to Market program. We take great pride in supporting Nebraska's agricultural foundation. A key part of that effort is to make sure we produce safe and affordable food. This newsletter is an important part of our effort to connect the two most important parts of the food chain -- the farmer and the grocer -- with the goal of increasing consumer awareness and information about how their food is raised in Nebraska.