Are your friends not responding to your calls? Well don't worry, because this milk jug will send you a text message. Except, it will only text you when your milk is spoiled. Our bittersweet reaction would be something like this: Holy cow! This milk jug is texting me and that's awesome! But that also means I need new milk :(
Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning with a growling belly and a yen for a big bowl of cereal…only to find that the milk you’ve just poured on your Golden Grahams is chunky and disgusting? It’s a first-world problem, perhaps, but still pretty frustrating. The Milkmaid is a milk jug that will never let you experience this kind of disappointment again. Created through a partnership between GE Labs and crowdsource manufacturers Quirky, the Milkmaid monitors the amount of milk you have left as well as its level of freshness.
Because the drought in the Midwest hasn't ended, prices for animal feed keep rising. In turn, struggling farmers will have to charge more for their meat and dairy products.
Michigan State University Extension Agricultural Economist Jim Hilker says it's all part of the food chain.
"When you have less production, you have higher prices. The biggest use of corn and soybeans is for feed for livestock and dairy animals," said Hilker. "You have higher feed prices, that means it costs a lot more to produce milk, beef and hogs."
The milk protein, called IDP, is supposed to help maintain oral hygiene. Products using the ingredient are being developed in New Zealand.
Hamilton biotechnology company Quantec has signed a deal that could open up a $2 million-a-year oral and throat-care market in China for its patented milk protein ingredient.
Quantec managing director Rod Claycomb said Auckland-based NZ New Paradise had bought exclusive rights to the milk protein ingredient, patented as IDP, for use in oral-care and throat-care confectionery products made in New Zealand and exported to China.
You will either be delighted or appalled to learn this recipe contains Velveeta. But really, don't you think you could make an exception for something that sounds as delicious as "beer cheese"?
I liked these pretzel bites and the accompanying beer cheese dip as is. Rachel found the pretzel bites to be a little too doughy, which could have been because I made the balls too big (mine were golf ball size) or didn’t bake the extra minute or two they needed. When we bake for a party I’m going to do them as logs; easier for baking and party dipping too.
The beer cheese dip I found to be a perfect accompaniment to the pretzel bites, especially as I drank the remainder of the beer used in this recipe. The horseradish gave a little zing to the dip, and the cream cheese and Velveeta were creamy smooth.
Looking for something original to bake? Try these gluten free cheese biscuits that make use of coconut flour, cayenne peppers and garlic.
Photo by Until The Thin Lady Sings
Girlichef created a coffee cake that looks like it might kill us with how good it is. We can't wait to impress our friends with this one:
I was fortunate to have friends with generous parents as I got older. They would pile me in the car and take me with them on their family vacations. Camping trips to the lake. Deer Forest. Michigan Funland. Family cabins. Sea World. And sometimes we'd stay in hotels along the way. Hotels with pools...the best kind. They were never anything particularly fancy. Not one that would have a full-service restaurant in it. It was always the kind with a Continental Breakfast. Cereal and milk. Juice and coffee. Bagels and toast and yogurt. And the part every kid looks forward to - doughnuts and danish and coffee cake.
A huge fall in milk prices is leading to panicked behavior from dairy farmers. Yesterday, we heard England's woes concerning a possible milk disturbance during the Olympics. Today, Brussels is crying over spilled milk.
European dairy farmers' anger over low milk prices spilled into Brussels with a mass protest outside the European Parliament.
The European Milk Board (EMB), which represents 100,000 dairy farmers across the EU, is calling for a programme of voluntary reductions in production which would allow producers to cut milk output by up to 25% of the
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The recent craze for Greek yogurt has been having a growing effect on milk demand. Since it takes 3 gallons of milk to make every 1 gallon of yogurt, dairy farmers are feeling serious pressure to boost their production rates.
Its sweet taste and low calorie count have made Greek yogurt a product that’s increasingly filling up the shopping carts of New Yorkers.
Experts say the high demand has hiked up the number of Greek yogurt manufacturers, causing a ripple effect that has buoyed the demand for milk from dairy farmers statewide.
Sorrento Cheese and its employees are trying to come to an agreement on health care coverage after workers went on strike yesterday. The outcome of the conflict is yet to be determined.
Beginning at 4:45 AM on July 9th, 270 production and maintenance employees of Sorrento Cheese went on strike outside the South Park Plant in Buffalo.
The employees are members of the Teamsters Local Union No. 264, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, from Cheektowaga, NY. A secret ballot was taken two weeks ago where in a vote of 209-6 in favor of the strike, based on Sorrento Cheese's unilateral imposition, effective July 2, 2012 of inferior terms for health care coverage.
Since its 2003 opening in Williamsburg, Bedford Cheese Shop gained popularity for its old time charm and wide cheese selection. They have opened a second, larger location on Union Square in Manhattan that boasts over 300 cheeses.
Since it opened in 2003, the Bedford Cheese Shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has evolved from a stand in a funky mini-mall to a well-stocked store. Now it has added an even bigger store, near Union Square in Manhattan. A classroom within the shop is called the Homestead because, as Charlotte Kamin, an owner, said, “we wanted to convey the homeyness of what we do.”