For those of you who haven’t spent time in Indiana during Memorial Day weekend, you may not know that the Indianapolis 500 is celebrated far and wide throughout the Hoosier state. And you also may not realize that in most parts of Indiana, the race is broadcast live via radio, not television. And, finally you also may not understand the importance of certain Indy 500 traditions, the most important one being the drink of milk by the winning driver at the end of the race (also dubbed the “Sports World’s Coolest Prize” by sportsillustrated.com).
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 [...]
Join the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and detour over to the Indiana State Fair on Friday, Aug. 13 from 6–8 a.m. for the 15th Annual World’s Largest Drive-Thru Breakfast! With help from the Indiana Beef Council, the Indiana State Poultry Association and Milk Promotions Services of Indiana, for just $3 you can receive a beef and egg burrito, coffee, juice or milk, a fair ticket redeemable Monday, August 16 – Friday, August 20 and a gallon of E10, ethanol-blended fuel. E10 is compatible in any vehicle and is available to the first 400 cars compliments of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, CountryMark and Co-Alliance. Proceeds from the event go toward the 4-H Education Complex renovations on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. And in honor of the 2010 State Fair Year of Pigs, Governor Daniels will also be stopping by on his “hog” (aka Harley motorcycle) to show his support.
It’s hard to believe that today, August 6th, begins the Year of Pigs at the 2010 Great Indiana State Fair! For the die-hard Dairy Bar diners you have enjoyed the Moose Tracks hand dipped ice cream, been amazed by the gooey elasticity of Indiana made Gouda grilled cheese sandwich, and this year — you’ll be raving over the chocolate pig. Yes, as our tribute to the Year of Pigs the Dairy Bar has developed a custard dessert that is topped with crispy smoked bacon bits, crunchy roasted almonds, and rich chocolate syrup! The American Dairy Association’s Dairy Bar also has the best family meal value on the fairgrounds.
Written by Audrie Koester about her experiences as the 2009 Indiana Dairy Princess and how they related to Lucy Nolan’s book, “A Fairy in a Dairy.” Traveling 3,350 miles across Indiana has been an experience I will never forget. I would like to thank everyone at MPSI and my mother for taking care of me along the way. Although my journey ended last week as I passed the tiara to the 2010 Indiana Dairy Princess, Elles Niessen, I hope to find more unique ways to keep the ‘Fairy in the Dairy’ alive.
It’s that time of year again… The 2010 Indiana State Fair will be underway on August 6 and last until August 22. As always, there is a fair theme this year and that is the Year of Pigs! Pork is a $3 billion industry in Indiana which makes it the 5th largest producer of pork in the United States. Now that’s a lot of pork chops! So, as your looking for something to do this summer, bring your family to The Great Indiana State Fair for a day filled with fun activities, live entertainment, tasty treats, livestock shows, and much more! Gate admission is only $8 for general admission with children 5 & under being free.
In case you weren’t aware, July is National Grilling Month… Mmmm! Grilling is a sport of passion, and whether a novice or professional, weekender or life’s calling, grilling has some basic rules for a perfect return on time. Don’t fret; cooking on the grill is really as simple as baking in the oven if you have a gas grill. Getting back to the table is so much easier when the smells lure them home!
July is National Ice Cream Month, and this week has been a whirlwind of events for us interns. We, Victoria and Olga, were fortunate enough to visit a local farmers market down the road. For Olga, this was not the first trip to a farmers market, but Victoria had never been to one!!! We absolutely had to explore the wonders of crisp fresh veggies, aromatic colorful fruits and so much more. We headed to ALC’s Farmer’s Market and discovered a quaint collection of fragrant flowers and herbs such as red & pistou basil, lemon balm, red vein sorrel, English lavender, shiso, thyme and sage–just to name a few.
It just would not be July 4th without my Mom’s macaroni and cheese (more cheese than macaroni really), hot dogs on the grill with homemade coney sauce and my Aunt Jackie (keeping the cousins in line by telling them if they were going to help make ice cream they had to eat their dinner) Lemon custard ice cream! It was so exciting for all us when Aunt Jackie would come out of the garage with the wooden barrel crank ice cream maker and the Scotch cooler loaded with ice!
Every driver in the 2010 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race will want to make the acquaintance of two Hoosier dairy farmers on Sunday afternoon. And they’ll know exactly where to find them. Franklin Weaver and Richard Thomas will be standing, cooler in hand, on some of Central Indiana’s most valuable real estate – Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.