We’re getting ready for the 110th Artley Family Reunion. Our branch of the family is hosting the event this year in Middlebury, Indiana. Lots of preparations are being made, the media have been alerted and the invitations have gone out. We have games planned and are looking forward to visiting with family members we only [...]
It’s that time of year again when the sun is shining and everyone likes to get out for some fun and fresh air! Get ready to have some food and fun on international picnic day, June 18th. It’s time for friends and family to get together to enjoy the outdoors. Though it’s not an official holiday recognized by Congress, tons of families, organizations, and social clubs gather to celebrate this special day.
Born out of a commitment for service, matured through the processes of service to health and education, the dairy industry developed and nurtured what is known today as the Dairy & Nutrition Council of Indiana, Inc. Those words written thirty years ago evoke strong feelings. Looking back and reading those words once again, I feel [...]
‘Tis the season to be jolly…right? I don’t want to speak for anyone else, but the holidays sometimes make me feel irritable, overwhelmed and even a little bit down. And doesn’t stress seem to be magnified during this time of year? Whether the reason for your stress is lack of finances or overspending, relationships, family, over commitment or time constraints, there are some strategies that seem to help me and may help you boost your happiness during the holiday season.
By Diane Ruyack November is the month to be spent with friends and family, which is the perfect time for sharing and saving family stories. Sitting around the big oak table, everyone bringing their family favorite dish to pass, the smell of yeast rolls mingling with roast turkey set the stage for a great Thanksgiving [...]
Celebrated September 27, 2010
the 10th Anniversary!
Bored with dinner? Need some easy meal ideas that your family will love? You’ve come to the right spot! With afterschool practices, games, and other activities finding healthy, creative, and quick dinner ideas can be challenging. So, here are a few fun ones. My family loves when I make these quick, easy, and delicious meals for dinner. I hope yours does, too! Enjoy!
I realize the Indiana State Fair has been over for almost a month, but I still want to share my experiences from it since I’ve attended it every year since I was in the 4th grade. To make it even better, this year I got to experience it as the 2010 Indiana Dairy Princess. First, I had the privilege of handing out ribbons and welcoming everyone to the dairy shows. I was also able to attend one of the milking events where we taught the public about the milking process and allowed them to ask questions about it and dairy cows in general.
Cheese and wine just make everything better! Don’t you agree? Before I came to the American Dairy Association of Indiana (ADAI), I enjoyed many imported cheeses made from a variety of animal milks, such as the creaminess of the buffalo mozzarella, the sharpness of aged goat cheese, and the saltiness of sheep’s milk feta. Each has their own history and culture.Indiana truly has its share of Hoosier cheeses as there are many local cheese makers creating fine artisan products that are available locally and online. Some of the farmers markets also have a wonderful variety of choices to enjoy. What is your favorite domestic cheese? If it is locally made, who is your favorite cheese artisan?
Today is National Swap Ideas Day. It used to be that idea swapping occurred between neighbors while visiting over the fence. Oftentimes, recipes were the ideas being swapped. However, today’s communication technologies make that quaint scene seem a little nostalgic, but it’s not completely gone. While I don’t even have a fence in my yard, I still get some good ideas from my neighbors, whether it’s about cooking or gardening or any other topic. To keep this from going all over the place, we’re going to narrow the topic of our “swaps” to how to get children to eat healthier foods and do more physical activity.