Archive for November 28th, 2009

Organic Milk Taste Test

November 28, 2009

 

Organic vs. Regular milk

In reading up a bit about what is “worth it” with organic and what isn’t, and one thing that keeps showing up on lists is dairy in general. We recently decided that we want to at least try to go with organic milk, preferably a local brand. I’ve also heard that organic milk tastes better than “regular” – is this true?

We just came home with our first batch of organic milk from a local supplier – Organic Meadow brand skim milk, from Guelph, Ontario. We compared it with the last of our old batch of milk, a non-organic certified skim from Beatrice.

Could we tell a difference? Eh… sort of. Not a huge difference by any means, but I would say that the organic tasted a bit fresher and well, milkier. As in, unless I had them side by side I don’t think I could say which was better – but when comparing immediately next to each other the organic is certainly what I would pick.

 

This Week’s Haul

November 28, 2009

Between our first Green Earth Organics veggie delivery in a while and our first visit to the Green Barn Market in months, we ended up with quite the haul. Having just perused Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, we’re inspired to try a bunch of new things using some ingredients familiar to us, and some not so much. What we have to work with this week:

This week's haul

From the left (sort of): Local farm eggs, chestnuts, mustard greens, sourdough bread, broccoli, celery, israeli couscous, bulgar, molasses, red leaf lettuce,beets, mango, pomegranates, zucchini, cucumber, butternut squash, apples, potatoes. Woo! I’m excited to eat/cook this week!