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Real Milk as a Luxury Food? (and Homemade Butterscotch Pudding)

April 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Jane Black is the first byline I look for when reading the Washington Post weekly food section, and one of my favorite food writers anywhere. So I was excited to see her write up some fantastic local dairies this week. I was a little disturbed, though, to see some references on Twitter to her article [...]

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Tags: dessert · drinks · grassfed · local farms · recipes

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

March 31st, 2009 · 10 Comments

Between our home-delivered farm-fresh milk and the cheese addiction my toddler shares, we consume a lot of (hormone-free) dairy products in our house. A favorite way to use up the assorted bits and ends of cheeses in our cheese drawer is my baked macaroni and cheese, with roasted red peppers. I don’t believe in hiding [...]

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Tags: dairy · pasta · recipes · sustainable family supper

Dope-Free Dairy

March 24th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Part IV in the Sustainable Family Supper series What’s the matter with rBST? I’ve written before about how my path to natural and organic food began with a look at milk. When I became pregnant with my son, milk took on a renewed significance as I eliminated sodas and caffeinated beverages from my diet. I [...]

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Tags: behind the label · dairy · eco-friendly · organic · sustainable family supper

Fresh from the Little Goat Dairy by the River

August 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

While the FoodieTots is on our annual trip out west, in pursuit of farmstead cheese, tasty microbrews and fine pinot, I’m sharing a tale of our ’07 visit to this charming goat dairy nestled in Oregon’s coast range. Hopefully we will be nibbling on their hazelnut torte as you read this! On our way back [...]

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Sustainable Food Tidbits: Praising Good Actions

May 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

One of the pitfalls of learning more about where your food comes from is the fact that the more you learn about the commercial food chain, the more hopeless things can seem. But organic consumers are making progress in getting major corporations to voluntarily reject artificial growth hormones in dairy products (rBGH), from Chipotle to [...]

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Tags: food politics · sustainable food tidbits