The last few months have been a whirlwind of activity and excitement with finishing up work and getting ready for my first baby to arrive. I therefore hope you will forgive me for the long lapse of time since my last post.
It has also been a time to reflect and learn of few things of what it means to become a parent. Apart from the years of sleep deprivation that I have willingly signed up for, one of the things that stands out to me is just how important milk is in the first few months of a baby’s life – be it breast milk or formula it gives that little person all the good stuff to grow and develop which makes it a pretty amazing substance if you think about it!
Luckily for us dairy aficionados out there this love affair with milk doesn’t have to stop once you grow older. With the help from some our mammal friends (thanks girls!) this is only the start of the culinary goodness that milk has to offer! Be it from a cow, sheep, goat or water buffalo, milk forms the catalyst for the most miraculously tasty food products in the world. I mean would life be worth living if cheese and icecream didn’t exist – I think not.
Now there is a lot of debate out there about the nutritional pros and cons of dairy, with some even suggesting that it should not be part of our diet at all. I am still of the opinion that dairy based products remain an important part of a healthy balanced diet. Note the word balanced here – I tend to forget that word when I am in the middle of devouring a whole wheel of brie by myself.
I have therefore decided to dedicate the next few months of Homemade Collective to the magic of milk. I will bring you recipes to make your own homemade dairy products from scratch in your own kitchen, plus a few tips of how to use them in your everyday cooking. Some recipes will be quick and easy, where others will require a bit of time and dedication, but the end result will definitely be worth the wait and effort!
So pick up a few more litres of milk (organic if possible!) on your next grocery shop and get ready to experience the delights that a simple carton of milk can bring to life.
Try one of these dairy recipes from Homemade Collective!
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