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Look for the Energy Guide label when buying kitchen appliances

You can save energy in your kitchen through more efficient use of your dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer, and other common appliances. Dishwashers - Most of the energy used by a dishwasher is for water heating. The Energy Guide label estimates the power needed per year to run the appliance based on the yearly cost of natural gas and electric water heating. Check the manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations on water temperature; many have heating elements allowing you to set the water heater in

your home to a lower temperature. Scrape, don’t rinse, off large food pieces and bones. Soaking or pre-washing is generally only recommended in cases of burned- or dried-on food. Be sure your dishwasher is full (not overloaded) when you run it. Avoid using the “rinse hold” on your machine for just a few soiled dishes. It uses 3-7 gallons of hot water each use. Let your dishes air dry; if you don’t have an automatic air-dry switch, turn off the control knob after the final rinse and prop the door open slightly so the

dishes will dry faster. Refrigerators - The Energy Guide label on new refrigerators tells you how much electricity a particular model uses in one year. The smaller the number, the less energy the refrigerator uses and the less it will cost you to operate. Don’t forget to look for the Energy Star label as well. A new Energy Star refrigerator uses at least 15% less energy, 20% less energy than required by current federal standards, and 40% less than the models sold in 2001. Don’t keep your refrigerator or freez-

er too cold. Recommended temperatures are 35°-38°F for the fresh food compartment and 0° F for separate freezers. Check the temperature by placing an appliance thermometer in a glass of water in the center of the unit. Read it after 24 hours. Check the freezer temperature by placing a thermometer between frozen packages. Read it after 24 hours. Test your seals by closing the door over a dollar bill so it is half in and half out of the refrigerator. If you can pull it out easily, the latch may need adjustment or the seal may need replacing.

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Staying off the spam email list of the Lingerie Football League

The weather has been so mild in south Louisiana this winter, it seems like spring is already here. In the spirit of doing some early spring cleaning, I thought I’d take some time to de-clutter the old email inbox and get rid of the gazillions of useless messages I get each day. In the process, I discovered something I hadn’t really thought about after years of sifting and sorting through virtual spam. These days, marketing companies are supposed to be more savvy than ever, using complex algorithms and sophisticated data mining techniques to precisely target potential buyers. Some retailers use advanced software to figure out exactly when you enter their store, which aisles you’re going down and what you’re buying. So, with all this technology coursing through our lives, I’m baffled as to how I continue showing up on all the wrong lists, lists from sources to which I have no connection whatsoever, lists that are often diametrically opposed to my habits, tendencies and personal tastes. For example, I ride street bikes and dirt bikes, but I never get one kilobyte of information from motorcycle manufacturers or accessory shops. I would think Honda would be all up in my grill. I play a few musical instruments, but I’m not on any music industry email newsletter lists. My daughter and I love to make a run to the local Menchie’s yogurt shop on the weekends, but I’ve never received the first discount coupon for a cup of delicious Cake Batter. To support my son’s baseball addiction, I’m constantly buying the latest big

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by Billy Gibson Director of Communications Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives www.lacountryblog.wordpress.com

barrel bats, cleats, jerseys, flat-bill caps, pants and gloves, and they must all bear the Marucci label. Yet I never get any information from the company. I spend too much time online catching up on the latest developments of my alma mater’s football program, the University of Alabama, but I never get any messages from the institution. Well, actually, I do get an occasional snail-mail solicitation from the alumni department begging for a contribution. But I really think I’ve given that place enough money already. After striking out consistently since the day I left campus in 1985, the U of A marketing department ought to get the hint. At any rate, most marketers are shooting at the wrong target when they push a packet of hypertext into my inbox. Here are a few items that went directly into the circular file on a random weekday afternoon. 5W Public Relations - Subject: Jane Iredale’s Spring 2017 make-up collection. I’m clueless as to how I popped up on the email list of this company. Come to think of it, maybe it’s because recently in this space I mentioned how I was once a competitor in a cross-dressing mock beauty contest back in high school. Believe me, Jane Iredale, you don’t have enough make-up to get me ready for the runway. Gov. Jim Gilmore - Subject: Is

Trump the new Reagan? What in the name of Sam Hill am I doing on Gov. Jim Gilmore’s email list?! Who is this person? Is he a real governor? Or is he like that actor, Judge Reinhold, whose name is Judge but he’s not actually a real judge with a black robe and a gavel? I see the return address points to some political entity called GrowthPAC, whose agenda isn’t exactly my cup of joe. Oh, wait, a quick check shows Gilmore was in fact the governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002. Hmmm, a one-termer. A little more checking shows Gilmore ran what was described as a “low-profile” presidential campaign last year but soon dropped out, having claimed just 12 votes in the Iowa primary. As our current president might say, “Things didn’t go well for Jim. He’s a loser. Overrated. Maybe he’ll do better next time, I dunno.” By the way, Governor Jim, the answer is no. TIP Content - Subject: The Interview People. TIP wants to know if I’d like to buy some interview time with famous celebrities like Ben Affleck, Dennis Quaid, Emma Stone, Whoopi Goldberg and a long list of other showbiz people I suppose I should know but don’t. One celebrity I’d like to interview is Brad Pitt. I’d only have one question: If two of the most wealthy, glamorous, famous, engaging, charismatic, photogenic, intelligent, privileged, fortunate,

beautiful human specimens on the planet can’t make a marriage work out, what chances do the rest of us have? Shopcatholic.com - Subject: exciting offers and deals. Though I’m not Catholic, I still feel a little guilty dumping something religious-oriented into the virtual trash bin. I wonder if God might strike me down or give me demerits for doing that. At any rate, in 25 years of writing columns, I’ve never been attacked with as much bile as when I attempted to crack a cheap joke about my Catholic friends - and that was back when people weren’t so touchy as they are today. I’m not about to make that mistake again. I’m just going to politely decline the offer for 50 percent off a 20pack of assorted prayer cards and move on to the next piece of spam. Project Energy Savers - Subject: Are you ready for some football stickers? I’m writing this piece before the Super Bowl, so Project Energy Savers is still using football to promote its products. This pitch features a few of the Project Energy Saver characters like the Luke and Lilly LED lightbulb figures playing football. Nice offer, but I think I’m going to pass. However, after the Super Bowl is played, I’ll miss not being able to watch football until next fall. To tide the fan base over, they’ve invented arena indoor football and something called the Lingerie Football League where women come out half-dressed and try to drag each other down to the ground. There’s a joke in there somewhere, but I’m not even going to hunt for it. Hmmm. The Lingerie Football League...now that’s an email spam list that could only lead to trouble.

If you’re considering planting hedges, now is the time to get it done

If you are considering planting a hedge, now is a great time to get it done. This allows the shrubs to take advantage of the less-stressful conditions during the cool season to get established in the landscape. Newly planted hardy shrubs will not be bothered by winter freezes. Purpose - Hedges play an important role in the landscape, primarily to create privacy. Most people prefer having some privacy for their outdoor areas, and hedges do an excellent job providing this need. They are less expensive than constructing a wall and create a more natural look. Hedges also are important for screening out views you do not want to see. A hedge can also be a sound barrier and help moderate noise originating off your property. They also help provide enclosures in the landscape, creating more intimate spaces and dividing the landscape into “rooms.” Planting - When creating a hedge, shrubs are generally planted in single rows, although a zigzag planting can be done to increase thickness. Generally, only one type of shrub is used to create a hedge. But mixing several different types can also be effective, especially when creating a large screen

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by Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist or sound barrier. Properly spacing the shrubs is important and varies with the selected plants. Spacing is, however, generally closer than we might typically plant the shrubs for other landscaping purposes. This is because a closer spacing, within reason, helps provide quicker results. Planting the shrubs in well-prepared soil is important if you are interested in making sure they grow as fast as possible. First, get rid of any unwanted vegetation, then till the soil in a strip about 2 feet wide (depending on the situation) and the length of the area you will be planting. Next, spread a 2-to-4-inch layer of organic matter over the area and till that in thoroughly. Make sure that you do not plant them too deeply. The top of the root ball should be level with or slightly above the soil of

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the bed. Finally, mulch the planting and water it thoroughly to settle the soil. Care - In April, fertilize the shrubs with a general-purpose granular fertilizer. You will need to water the shrubs during summer dry spells. An easy and efficient way to do this is to run a soaker hose at the base of the shrubs and cover it with the mulch. When you need to water, simply attach a garden hose to the soaker hose and turn it on. Allow it to irrigate until the water has penetrated about 6 inches or more into the soil. Fertilize again in June or July. Still, you will need to be patient. Even fast-growing plants can take 3-5 years before they begin to do the intended job. Training your hedge is important. Most hedges are pruned at least occasionally as they grow to encourage them to be thick and full. For a more formal look, hedges

can be sheared regularly. The most important aspect to pruning is to make sure the top does not grow out wider than the base. Most shrubs want to produce a wide top and narrower base, especially when they are simply sheared across the top. If this happens, the wide top of the hedge will shade out the lower parts, causing them to lose their foliage and creating a hedge that is leggy and can be seen through. When training the hedge, always keep this in mind and make sure the top is somewhat narrower than the bottom. Selection - Consider your preferences and taste, the purpose of the hedge, the desired height and growing conditions. It is harder to grow full, thick hedges in shady locations, and you have fewer choices, although hollies, ligustrum, sasanquas, camellias, Chinese mahonia, nandina and cleyera will all tolerate some shade. For a 3-to-5-foot hedge, consider dwarf yaupon holly, Chinese mahonia, dwarf sasanqua, dwarf oleander, azaleas, Indian hawthorn, nandina and Rotunda holly. For hedges 6-10 feet tall, consider cleyera, camellia, sasanqua, oleander, dwarf Burford holly, gardenia and Indian azaleas.


Be a cooperative voter all year long

Co-op members are encouraged to vote at every opportunity

Last month, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, members of the 115th Congress took their oaths of office and began their work as well. Former Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy took his new seat as U.S. Senator while Reps. Clay Higgins and Mike Johnson joined the returning members of Congress. The United States Elections Project estimates turnout in the 2016 general election was 58 percent, about the same as the 2012 presidential election. Though turnout numbers held steady at a national level, it appears that enthusiasm and participation among urban voters waned, while rural voters made a strong showing at the polls. Whether your candidates won or lost in this past election and regardless of your personal political affiliation, we should all be proud of rural America’s strong turnout in this election. Now we must keep the positive momentum of civic engagement going.

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by Randy Pierce Chief Executive Officer, Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives

The first step is for all of us to keep talking about the important issues that matter to rural America and electric cooperative members so that the new Congress members and the president feel pressure to take appropriate action. The next step is to remember we have elections every year, and to exercise your right to vote every time you have the chance. Americans typically do a pretty good job showing up at the election polls every four years to pick our president, but our turnout in nonpresidential elections is generally quite low. The great irony of this situation is that these lower-profile elections typically have a much greater impact on our local communities and our day-to-day lives.

Yes, selecting the leader of the free world is an important responsibility. But as a practical matter, you’re much more likely to feel the impact of a major change to the school budget adopted by the board of education, or a new zoning ordinance passed by the county commission.

The irony is that lowerprofile elections often have a much greater impact on our lives. These vitally important local and state elections are often decided by a small fraction of our citizens, and the faithful few who show up for every election tend to be the most loyal

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Space heaters can be a quick way to heat up a room. However, they can be as dangerous as they are convenient if used improperly. Space heaters cause 25,000 home fires a year, and 6,000 emergency room visits, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Approximately one-third of all house fires nationwide happen during the cold home-heating months between December and February. Equipment that is intended to add a little extra warmth, such as space heaters, is the leading cause of these fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Your electric cooperative urges everyone in the home to understand the importance of using space heaters safely. Some cities have banned the use of many types of portable space heaters. Before purchasing or using any type of space heater, check with your local fire department to find out if it is legal in your community. Heed the following precautions when using electric space heaters: 1. Purchase only space heaters that have been tested for safety and approved by Underwriters Laboratories or other reputable testing labs. 2. Make sure the unit is equipped with an emergency tipover shutoff feature and heating-element guards. 3. Read and follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions for operation and care. 4. Before using a space heater, make sure your

smoke and carbon monoxid working condition. 5. Check to make sure th good condition, and have al repaired before using. 6. Space heaters have on plemental heating. Never us food, or dry clothing or tow 7. Remember to keep sp

ETREYS set for June 26-30

The 2017 East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar is scheduled for June 26-30 at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall. ETREYS is a leadership camp designed to foster positive ideals and values among young people and to enhance skills in leadership, problem solving and interpersonal relationships in a wholesome environment. Students living on Panola-Harrison Electric Cooperative’s system who will be high school sophomores or juniors next year and are interested in taking part in the leadership camp should contact Linda McNeely before March 15 at (903) 935-7936.

Basel Gibbs, President Jerry Holmes, Vice President Albert Tiller, Secretary Paul Fortune Jay Goswick Sandra Stephens Gene Stough

Year organized: 1937 Counties and Parishes served: Harrison, Panola, Caddo, and Desoto Connected Meters: 19,863 • Members: 13,684 Miles of Energized Line: 2,465 miles (Distribution); 72 Miles (Transmission)

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Kathy Wood, Manager Panola-Harrison Electric Cooperative P.O. Box 1058, Marshall, TX 75671 (903) 935-7936

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from combustible liquids such as fuel, spray cans and paint, as well as flammable materials such as draperies, blankets and sofas. 8. Never allow pets or children near an electric heater. Accidental contact could result in injury. 9. Do not overload circuits. Never use extension cords or multiple plugs with a space heater, and make sure the unit is not plugged into the same circuit as other electric appliances. 10. If your space heater is plugged into a groundfault circuit interrupter that trips, don’t assume there is something wrong with the GFCI. Immediately stop using the heater until a professional can check it—otherwise, a shock could occur. 11. Never leave space heaters unattended. Turn off your space heater and unplug it before leaving the room or going to bed. 12. Replace older space heaters with newer, safer models. Many people also use electric blankets to keep warm. Follow these tips for using electric blankets: 1. Before plugging in electric blankets, check for any damage and inspect electric cords for frays, cracks or cuts. 2. An electric blanket should not be tucked under the mattress, and nothing should be placed on top of the blanket while it’s in use, including comforters and bedspreads. 3. Don’t let pets sleep on top of electric blankets.

Attend your Annual Meeting April 22 and receive free Connections Card Get discounts at many local retailers

Those Panola-Harrison Electric members attending this year’s Annual Meeting on April 22 in Marshall, TX, will receive a free Co-op Connections Card. The card is a benefit for being part of your local electric cooperative and the national cooperative network. It allows cooperative members to save money on products at local retailers and on-line. There is no cost and no expiration. Members will be able to show their Co-op Connections Card at participating local businesses to receive a discount. For on-line shopping, co-op members will use the coupon codes and/or links provided at www.connections.coop/PHEC. Visit this web page for a list of participating local businesses. Co-op Connections is accepted at over 60,000 participating pharmacies nationally and can save members 10% to 85% on many prescription medications. For more details, be sure to attend your Annual Meeting on April 22.

Manager’s Message by Kathy Wood General Manager

What you can do during an outage

Power outages are a fact of life—a disruptive one for co-op employees and members alike. So, what should you do when an outage occurs? Here are the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions. Q: Does the cooperative automatically know when I have lost electric service? A: Advanced meters can send outage information to the cooperative; however, we ask that you call when you have a power outage to report it. Q: What can I do to help get my power back on quickly? A: First, check your fuses or circuit breakers, making sure they have not blown or tripped. Next, call the co-op office and have your account number ready. Let us know if you saw or heard anything, such as sparks, loud noises, or limbs on the lines. This will help our field crews find the problem more quickly. Q: How do you decide whose power to restore first? A: The outage restoration process begins at the substation. After these repairs have been made, crews work on the lines serving the greatest number of members until electricity is restored to all main lines. Then crews begin repairing lines to individual members. Q: Why can’t you tell me how long it will take to restore my power? A: Each outage is a result of different circumstances that can make restoration times difficult to predict. During the restoration process, crews encounter fac-

tors that affect the time it takes to find the problem and make the necessary repairs. Q: Why would a crew pass by my house without restoring power? A: Our No. 1 goal is restoring power

Our No. 1 goal is restoring power to as many members as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. to as many members as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. If you see a crew pass by, it could be because crews are working to restore main lines; responding to an emergency; or going past your location to access lines and substations serving your area. Q: Why does my neighbor have power, but I do not? A: Who is effected by an outage depends upon the cause and location of the problem. If your neighbor has electricity, but you do not, it’s likely you’re on separate lines. Q: Is a generator safe to use? A: A generator can be a great tool, but it can be dangerous if used improperly. Without a transfer switch, a generator is a fire hazard if it’s on line when electricity is restored. Improper connection also endangers service crews. If used without ventilation, generators can cause deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Dear Pat: I’m interested in smartphone apps that will help track my energy use and provide tips for how to reduce it. Do you have any suggestions? - Peggy Dear Peggy: There are several smartphone apps that can help you determine how energy is used in your home. Energy use apps can also provide information that helps you choose efficiency upgrades that make the most sense for your home. Here are a few types of smartphone apps you could consider downloading: • Smart thermostat apps: There are a number of smart thermostats on the market from companies like Alarm.com, ecobee, Honeywell and Nest. Smart thermostats can optimize your home’s heating and cooling based on your family’s habits and the weather. If you have one of these smart thermostats, take advantage of the corresponding smartphone app that can give you detailed information about your home’s heating and cooling use.

Smart phone apps can save you money

• Energy disaggregation device apps: There are some devices and corresponding smartphone apps from companies such as Bidgely and PlotWatt that analyze electric signals to determine how much electricity appliances are using in your home. With these devices and apps, you can see the energy use of a particular appliance over time. An unexplained jump in energy use could pinpoint a problem. • Apps with energy savings tips: Some apps provide personalized energy tips based on your location, home characteristics and other information that you provide. One example is Touchstone Energy’s “Together We Save” app, which provides energy savings tips for the home, as well as energy use calculators. Additional apps that can help you track and understand your energy use are becoming available each day. Read reviews from other users to learn which apps have been most beneficial. Keep in mind that while these apps can give you an idea of how much energy you are using, which areas of your home are using the most energy and tips for reducing your use—it’s up to you to evaluate the information the app provides. One thing to remember is that apps often only look at a single fuel use, so if you have an all-electric home, the app could be quite conclusive—but if you have appliances fueled by natural gas or propane, the information will be less thorough. With trend data from an energy app,

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With trend data from an energy app, you should be able to pinpoint large energy uses in your home. you should be able to pinpoint large energy uses in your home. For example, if heating and cooling are significant draws on your energy bills, investing in weatherization measures or upgrading your system to a more efficient one could have a big impact on your bill. Apps that give you access to real-time information can be a powerful diagnostic tool to help you evaluate the impact of an energy efficiency measure.

A good practice is to sit down regularly to look at trends and changes to your energy bills. Has your energy use increased in the last month? Was the weather significantly colder or warmer? Was your family at home more often because of a holiday? Does your co-op have time-of-use rates, and if so, do you make any adjustments to your energy use to account for those different rates— for example, running your clothes dryer overnight instead of when you get home from work? If your bill is increasing and you are not sure why, or you want more ideas for how to reduce your energy bills, your electric co-op is a great resource. Your co-op’s energy advisor may be able to sit down with you and analyze your bill, talk about your home’s characteristics and your family’s habits, and provide tips for how to reduce your energy use.


A new blended take on some old family favorites

It’s not always easy to create meals that are both nutritious and satisfying. Managing intake of added sugar and saturated fat takes effort and planning, but transforming your favorite recipes into more nutritious family meals can be simpler than you imagined. The nutrient-dense mushroom masterfully bridges that divide, offering rich and meaty flavor while still being fat-free, low-calorie and low-sodium. All mushrooms contain vitamin D, which helps build strong bones. Additionally, mushrooms are a source of B vitamins, including riboflavin and niacin, which help provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates. For a healthy weekday lunch, consider building a salad bowl around the earthy mushroom. Pair roasted or marinated mushrooms with crunchy vegetables and nutty grains, beans and pulses, and top with a simple vinaigrette or squeeze of citrus. For lightened-up versions of classics such as burgers and meatballs, try adopting a culinary technique known as “The Blend.” Simply chop any mushroom variety to match the consistency of ground meat, blend the mushrooms into the meat and cook the mushroommeat blend to complete the recipe. Substituting at least 25 percent of the meat for mushrooms can enhance the taste of your favorite meaty meals, deliver an extra serving of nutrient-rich vegetables and trim calorie and fat intake. For additional mushroom recipes that incorporate the blending technique, visit mushroominfo.com. Mighty Mushroom Blended Burger • 1/2 pound any variety mushroom • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided • 1 pound ground beef • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 4 buns Finely dice mushrooms or gently pulse in food processor. In skillet, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil on

medium-high heat and add mushrooms, cooking 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Transfer cooled mushrooms to medium bowl. Add ground beef and salt, mixing until combined. Make four patties. Add remaining olive oil to pan and cook burger patties on medium-high heat until internal temperature reaches at least 160 F. Plate and add desired toppings to bun. Recommended toppings include: pickled red peppers, crumbled blue cheese and watercress greens. Marinated Mushroom Bowls with Lentils and Wild Rice Mushrooms: • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil • 1 teaspoon chili oil • 1 green onion, thinly sliced • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds • 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced • 2 cups thinly sliced purple cabbage • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice pinch of salt • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce • 2 cups cooked French lentils • 1 cup cooked wild rice • 1 cup chopped cucumber To marinate mushrooms: In shallow bowl, whisk together olive oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and chili oil. Stir in green onion, cilantro and sesame seeds. Add mushrooms and gently toss in marinade. Cover and let rest 30 minutes. Place cabbage in bowl and toss with lime juice and pinch of salt. Set aside. Stir in 1 teaspoon of soy sauce to both lentils and wild rice. To serve, arrange equal amount of mushrooms, cabbage, lentils, wild rice and cucumbers in each bowl. Drizzle with remaining marinade and garnish with

chopped cilantro, sliced green onions and black sesame seeds. Serve with lime wedges. Note: Can be served at room temperature or cold. Roasted Mushroom and Wheat Berry Salad with Orange Curry Vinaigrette • 8 ounces white button mushrooms, halved • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground sea salt • 1/4teaspoon ground black pepper • 2 cups cooked wheat berries, warm • 2 green onions, sliced • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries, chopped Dressing: • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice • 1 teaspoon curry powder • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground sea salt Heat oven to 400 F. Place mushrooms on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Bake 10 minutes. Carefully stir mushrooms and bake 5 more minutes, until tender. Transfer mushrooms to medium bowl. Add wheat berries, green onions and cranberries. In small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over salad. Toss to mix all ingredients. Serve warm.

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