To get you in the proper mood for this blog, please start with this: Now I could probably stop right here, and we’d be fine. But there is more to this major American holiday than a rousing march. There are fireworks (in less dry weather)! And parades! And picnics! In June of 1776, the original [...]
By DeDe Hausmann It’s summertime and we all need to make the most of doing fun things outside when we’ve got warmer weather. But do think smart—keep hydrated especially on hot, muggy days. If you’ve got a chance to get to go boating or to a pool or lake, do it. Think safety first: make [...]
By Michelle Plummer Whether you are celebrating June Dairy Month, National Ice Cream month in July or just crazy for delicious ice cream this post is just for you! There is a little bit of everything from great ice cream shops to trivia for your friends and yes, recipes. Everyone loves ice cream from ages [...]
Free breakfast and a behind-the-scenes look at modern dairy farming are on the menu at the American Dairy Association of Indiana’s 5th annual Brunch on the Farm, Saturday, June 23.
By DeDe Hausmann It’s summertime and many communities throughout our great state have fun events planned. You don’t have to travel far from home to find fun things to do.
By Abby Cropper I am a Purdue University graduate and currently an IUPUI dietetic intern at the Dairy & Nutrition Council in Indianapolis. The summer months tend to bring salads to our tables. But, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, and a slice of cucumber can get pretty boring. It’s funny the way we associate salad with lettuce. [...]
By Michelle Plummer I don’t remember a Father’s Day without two things happening. First was my Dad cutting the yard on the riding lawnmower with my twin sisters on his knees (it has been a while) and the grill being ‘fired up’ early and going until late in the evening. We cooked sausages, chicken, pork, [...]
By Mary Nicholson Are you a Vexillologist? No, it’s not a new kind of extreme diet. You could be one without even knowing it. Here’s a clue: June 14. Still not sure? Well, a vexillologist is one who likes to study flags, and June 14 is officially Flag Day. And for that, we have to [...]
Summer time – a great time for fresh veggies that taste wonderful! When picked in season, they are nutritional bargains! Some people might not know how to cook fresh veggies or know where to begin. Vegetables just need a little prep work and then they will be ready to cook. All fresh produce should be washed thoroughly and ‘bad spots’ should be removed. Cut into uniform pieces so they cook evenly.
By Diane Ruyack It’s farmers market time again! Locally-grown food and baked products herald in summer and the promise of delicious wholesome meals. Check out the closest farmers markets and visit each of them. Not all markets have the same items so one market might fit your needs over another one.