I drink real milk: fresh, raw, local and full of fat.

I drink raw milk. I drink fresh, raw milk.  Really fresh, really raw and always in season. In essence, I drink real milk.  I’ve waxed poetic about my love of fresh cream before, but now it’s milk’s turn. My milk is fresh, in season, grass-fed, full-fat and locally produced.  It is rich, and luscious and… 

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a recipe for good luck: creamed collard greens

Looking for a collard greens recipe to bring a little luck to your new year?  In this traditional recipe for creamed collards, collard greens are gently simmered in fresh cream with caramelized onions and sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg.  Creamed collards speak to the essence of comfort food in a way few other dishes do.  There’s easy… 

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roast lamb with lemon and marjoram

Recipe: Roast Lamb with Olives, Lemon & Fresh Oregano

Roast lamb is, without a doubt, one of our very favorite dishes.  In the spring we serve it with young vegetables: carrots, English peas, parsnips and fennel, but we’ve recently started serving it with Greek-inspired ingredients: olives, lemon, garlic and oregano.  And it is heavenly.  There is nothing quite light the vibrant perfume and flavor… 

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Salmon Baked in Cream and Herbs

Swimming a pool of fresh cream and seasoned with fragrant herbs, baked salmon makes for a satisfying and deeply nourishing supper.  Simple food is often the best food.  Indeed, good food needn’t be complicated.  When you rely on wholesome ingredients of the best quality you can reasonably afford, the simplest of preparations will illuminate their… 

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Ghee: A Wholesome Fat

We don’t fear fat in my household.   Indeed, olive oil, coconut oil, tallow and butter make regular appearances in our kitchen, but there’s an under-appreciated wholesome fat: ghee.     Ghee is pure butterfat in its truest sense. Like many traditional foods, ghee is virtually ubiquitous in cultures that raised cattle for milk.  … 

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CLA: The Good Trans-fat

You’ve doubtlessly heard nutritionists, doctors, medical professionals, alternative health practicioners and virtually everyone else (including me on this post: Butter vs. Margarine and here: Trans Fats & Colon Cancer) rail against trans-fatty acids and their inclusion in the modern diet, but did you know that there’s actually naturally occurring trans-fatty acids?   These trans-fats, unlike… 

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