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We all have heard that milk is a healthy choice, but what exactly does that mean? What is in milk that makes it good for us? Growing up, we were told that milk has calcium, which gives us strong bones. But really, we would drink milk because of its amazing dunk-ability when paired with our favorite cookies.
Celebrating the most wonderful time of the year often means gathering with family and friends and putting your most festive foot forward to continue holiday traditions that have been passed down through generations. At Midwest Dairy, we also know that dairy products play an important role during the holidays - really, what is baking without butter?
Are you one of the many people who resolve to improve eating habits in the New Year, vowing to start 2017 with a clean slate as you say goodbye to feasting on too many holiday treats and hello to balance, moderation and the selection of clean, nutritious foods?
Cookie swaps, holiday pot lucks, teacher gifts, the list of occasions for which to bake this time of year goes on and on. But the debate we often have while reading recipes – “Butter or margarine?” – can now be settled. The answer is always butter! Let me explain why.
What makes the perfect pairing with both gouda cheese and iced coffee? Think beyond crackers and whipped cream. While this may not sound practical, milk jam is a sweet and gooey addition to any holiday dish. Recently Midwest Dairy hosted the inaugural #DairyDelicious culinary event in Illinois, featuring Chef Paul Virant.
The holidays are here! Festive parties, special events and family gatherings dot our calendars all month long. And, at the center of it all is food. How can your family enjoy the season’s goodies without overdoing it?
It doesn’t seem like that look ago planting season in Midwest Dairy-land began. As per usual Mother Nature dictates when harvest begins and ends. When is the weather just right? What’s the window of time needed? I think what continues to amaze me about growing food for people and animals, in all the planning and preparation, a bountiful harvest is still mostly outside of farmers’ control.
I recently participated in a trip with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to join a group of women from Minnesota-based agriculture and agri-businesses, to speak to groups of women farmers in Mexico.