The Evergreen State. It’s known for a few things... like always being green, and the Space Needle, and apples. And coffee - that delicious liquid that most Americans and all Washingtonians rely on for survival. As home to one of the biggest coffee companies in the world (a little place called Starbucks), you could say we know a thing or two about coffee around here. There are coffee shops, stands, and specialty roasters on every street corner, and for good reason. We love the stuff. And we love it even more with dairy.
It’s getting hot! Okay, well maybe not for those of us in Western Washington, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fire up the grill. Rain or shine, it’s officially BBQ season, and we have some pretty brilliant (and delicious) ideas on how to incorporate dairy into your summer grilling routine. Think big, juicy burgers, refreshing sides, and delectable desserts. It’s no wonder we love summer so much. Check out some of the best backyard BBQ recipes and get grilling with dairy!
Not only is June the official kickoff to everyone’s favorite season, it is also National Dairy Month. So we want to extend a warm welcome to summer by celebrating dairy 30 days, 30 ways in the month of June. As the Dairy Farmers of Washington, it is our proud duty to share with you the very best of what our dairies have to offer, including recipes for healthy summer snacks (and sweet treats), local dairy-fests and fairs and a chance to win $10,000 just because it’s National Dairy Month.
What comes to mind when you think of cheese? Is it a transcendent piece of pizza or a scrumptious enchilada with all the toppings? Whatever it may be, cheese is often associated with foods that aren’t good for you. But smile: while cheese contains fat, it is also packed full of healthy nutrients your body needs, like calcium and protein. We’ve put together a list of five great cheese choices that can be part of a healthy and balanced diet, along with a few recipes to get you started on the right track.
You may have heard that being lactose intolerant means you can’t eat any dairy foods, ever. This simply isn’t true. In fact, many people who believe they are lactose intolerant unnecessarily eliminate dairy from their diet and miss out on all the nutritional benefits dairy has to offer.
With such similar names, condensed milk and evaporated milk are often confused. With the baking season in full-swing we thought it perfect timing to demystify the two and clarify that, no, they cannot be used interchangeably.
Both are two types of concentrated milk from which about 60 percent of water has been removed, yielding a thick liquid most commonly used in baked goods.