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Pork Loin Roast with Hot Pepper Jelly Glaze Serves 4 to 6 1 boneless pork loin roast (about 2 lbs.) 4 cups apple juice 1⁄2 cup Brown Sugar Rib Rub (see below) 1 cup hot pepper jelly Additional apple juice for spraying

1. Rinse pork under cold running water and pat dry. Place in a large sealable plastic bag and pour in apple juice. Seal bag and refrigerate for at least 8 hours and up to 12 hours. 2. Remove pork from marinade and pat dry. Discard marinade. Sprinkle dry rub over the surface of the meat, coating evenly. Set aside. 3. Prepare a fire in your smoker. 4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt hot pepper jelly over medium-low heat. Keep warm by the smoker. 5. Place pork directly on the smoker rack, add wood to the coals and close the lid. Smoke at 225 F to 250 F, spraying with apple juice every 30 minutes, for 2 hours. Brush with hot pepper jelly, close the lid and smoke, spraying with apple juice every 30 minutes, for 1 to 11⁄2 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the pork registers 160 F for medium, or until desired doneness. Let rest for 15 minutes before slicing. Brown Sugar Rib Rub Makes about 31⁄2 cups 2 cups packed dark brown sugar or granulated maple sugar 1⁄2 cup fine kosher or sea salt 1⁄4 cup sweet Hungarian paprika 1⁄4 cup chili powder 1⁄4 cup ground lemon pepper 1⁄4 cup granulated garlic 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried thyme In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, paprika, chili powder, lemon pepper, garlic, black pepper, basil, and thyme.

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Jeanie Swatsworth Russell Swatworth Jr.

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a zippered cardigan. He got into the habit of wearing sneakers on set when he noticed they were quieter than work shoes. The cardigans were knitted by his mother, who had knitted sweaters for American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II. • Fred Rogers wrote upwards of 35 books for children, helping them handle what might come their way in life, including Going to the Doctor, Moving, Going to Day Care, Making Friends, The New Baby, and When a Pet Dies. After the September 11 attacks, he issued public service announcements for parents, instructing them on how to discuss the tragedy with their children. • Comedian Eddie Murphy parodied Fred Rogers on Saturday Night Live, as “Mister Robinson’s Neighborhood.” After an SNL taping in 1982, Fred, who truly enjoyed Murphy’s portrayal, surprised the comedian in his dressing room. When Murphy opened the door, he stepped back, then with a huge smile, said, “The REAL Mister Rogers!” • In 1996, Rogers veered away from children’s programming for one episode of television’s Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, in which he played the role of a preacher, the only time he appeared on television as someone other than himself. • Rogers was the recipient of numerous honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his contributions to children’s education. George W. Bush spoke of Mr. Rogers at the time of the award, saying that “Fred Rogers has proven that television can soothe the soul and nurture the spirit and teach the very young.” Rogers also received 40 honorary degrees from universities, including Yale, Carnegie Mellon, and Dartmouth. One of his cardigan sweaters is on display at the Smithsonian Institute. • Fred Rogers took great care of himself, observing a vegetarian diet, swimming every morning, and never smoked or drank. However, he was no match for stomach cancer diagnosed in December, 2002. Just two months later, Mr. Rogers passed away shortly before his 75th birthday.

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TERMITES Who knew there was a week set aside to celebrate termites? March 10 – 16 has been designated National Termite Week, the perfect time for Tidbits to check into the facts on these destructive yet sometimes beneficial insects. • There are more than 3,000 known termite species, present on every continent except Antarctica. Only about 50 species live in North America. Their colonies live in mounds that range in size from a few hundred insects to gigantic groups numbering several million. One of the largest known mounds was 42 feet (12.8 m) tall, about the height of a two-story house. • The worker termites are responsible for the labor within the colony, including foraging, food storage, and taking care of the nest. These are the ones found in infested wood. Strangely enough, the workers are blind, and spend their existence in the dark, damp nest where eyesight is not needed. • When the workers detect a threat, they send out a warning to their fellow colony members. They send out an alarm by banging their tiny heads against the walls, so that the others can detect the vibrations and respond to the danger. • Reproductive termites, the kings and queens, must fly to find new nest sites as well as seeking a mate, so these termites have eyesight, as well as two pairs of prominent wings. The female termite queen has the longest lifespan of any insect in the world, averaging about 25 years. She lays one egg every 15 seconds. Do the math – that’s 30,000 eggs per day! The kings and queens are larger than the workers. Workers will reach a length of ¼ to ½-inch, while the reproductive termites will be over an inch (2.54 cm) long. • Entomologists, those who study insects, (continued on next page)

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estimate there are 1,000 lbs. (453.6 kg) of termites for every human on Earth. • There are three types of termites, based on their habitat and diet. Dampwood termites, found only in coniferous forests, favor moist, decaying wood, and remain close to the ground. Drywood termites live in hardwood forests and don’t require much moisture in the wood they eat. They’re often found in attics. Although subterranean termites prefer soft woods, they will invade nearly every type of wood, and can live nearly everywhere, except for cold habitats. A termite’s diet isn’t limited to just wood – they’re also fond of paper, drywall, and even plastic. They get their nutrients from cellulose, the organic fiber in wood and plants. • Every year, termites cause more than $5 billion in damages to American homeowners. A group of about 60,000 of these tiny insects can eat one foot (30.5 cm) of a 2x4 beam in about five months. Yet ecologically speaking, they have an important role in organic decomposition, providing benefits to the environment by breaking down tough plant fibers, and recycling dead trees into new soil. Their miles of tunnel networks aerate the soil, and actually enrich the soil. • In certain cultures, the termite is considered a delicacy to eat, and the creatures are even used in the manufacture of many medicines, including those for the treatment of asthma and sinusitis.

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