Meet Hoosier dairy farm families who produce a wholesome, quality product for you every single day. We thank them for their hard work and willingness to share with us photos, recipes, and stories from their farms!
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If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve likely seen reports on the benefits of full fat dairy products in your diet. Recently, a scientific study was published associating higher fat dairy products with lowered incidence of diabetes. The short-short version: if you drink whole milk and eat whole fat cheese and yogurt, you have..
Here in Indianapolis, Storefront Fooderies are continuing to be the trend. If you remember, in March I told you about Regina Mehallick’s R2Go. I recently talked to the chef about the changes and upcoming events at her new shop– yes, she is still cooking some of the “R Bistro” delicious, seasonal, locally-grown foods!). When Regina came to Indianapolis in..
I am kind of a recycling nut. I feel horribly guilty any time I throw anything plastic away. Basically I feel like a baby polar bear was watching and judging me. Regardless, I like Earth Day. Earth Day is a good reminder of all the things we should be doing anyway–recycling, turning off lights, not..
What have Indiana’s Fuel Up to Play 60 schools been up to lately? If variety is the spice of life, then we have some pizazz for you! Here are a few highlights: Rebecca Scotland, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher: At North Putnam High School, Nutrition and Wellness classes created a bulletin board titled “A Minion..
Looking for a way to help students eat a good meal, remain social with their school friends and engage in activity during the summer? Check out Summer Meals! Summer Meal sites are open to all kids up to 18 years of age and begin in June. Each site will vary in how long they open and the..
Recently I was asked what I would recommend to someone who was lactose intolerant. Presumably this person had been told they couldn’t have dairy because there is lactose in it. That’s a very thoughtful question and one that can’t be answered simply. First- a quick science lesson. Lactose is the sugar naturally found in milk..
What does a farmer look like? Like this? Or like this? Indiana has dairy farms of all shapes and sizes, with farmers who don’t look like the straw-chewing Old MacDonald you may picture. On the Northern Indiana Dairy Trail, this June 18 and 25, you can visit 11 Indiana dairy farms to meet the families behind your..
Of course you can! From the French verb meaning “to melt”, when I hear the term “fondue”, here’s what I envision: you come into the ski lodge after an afternoon of zigging and zagging down snow covered slopes, your cheeks are all rosy, then sitting around a fireplace with a few good friends and a..
Warning – do not attempt to make a grilled cheese sandwich in the toaster! Well, of course you wouldn’t do that, but when my brother, Jim, was 4 years old, he thought that’s how it should be done. He knew what he liked, and he was ready to eat! Keep in mind this was over..
This week is the Indiana Herb Symposium, so we thought it is only right to share an herb cheese story and recipe! We’ll find any reason to make and eat cheese, won’t you? Herbs are beginning to grow in my garden– basil, chives and rosemary. I am so excited that my rosemary wintered (that has never happened!). All..