Before I even arrive at a new location on a trip, I’ve already planned out what I want to eat. Maybe it’s neurotic, maybe it’s over-the-top, but one of my favorite things about going to some new place (or someplace I don’t get to go to often) is that I get to try exciting new food. Last year, I got to explore what dairy-free Asheville spots had to offer.
Beerline Cafe is a great, relatively new restaurant in Milwaukee that you’ll want to visit again and again. I know this because it happened to me. In the span of a couple weeks, I visited Beerline Cafe four times. What can I say? It’s a great place to meet friends. It’s great for people who are dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian as well. I just had to say a few words about this dairy-free-friendly slice of heaven!
Now that I’m back writing more regular posts, I’ve made it my goal to review more dairy-free products. One of the reasons I started Dairy-Free State is because I didn’t want people to waste their money on products that didn’t taste good, like I had to for years. I also realized I didn’t have any positive reviews for yogurt brands I liked. So, here you go: My review for Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt.
Hello, dear readers of Dairy-Free State! After quite a bit of radio (blog?) silence, I am back with more content, more reviews, more recipes, more everything! First up, a review of Blooming Lotus, a relatively new Milwaukee bakery. I hope you missed me because I sure missed regularly posting.
(photo credit: Jesse Egan)
It is once again canning season, and I’m so happy to see it come around again! This year, our plans include canning strawberries, peaches, cherries, and apples, with the possibility of adding blueberries into the mix. Last summer we got a crate of peaches from Tree-Ripe and made peach jam, among other things, from the cookbook, Canning for a New Generation. I’m not going to share the recipe from the book because I think you should get it for yourself, but here are a few tips for making peach jam, and tips for canning in general:
If you haven’t already noticed, I got really into canning this summer. I have a few more projects to post, one of which is coming up tomorrow, but I wanted to make sure I plugged a product I really love before I forget.
I’m always on the lookout for new products that promote a healthy gut, and on a recent trip to the grocery store, I started eyeing up KeVita Probiotic Drinks. They looked pretty good to me: Low-calorie, sweetened with stevia, different probiotic strains than what I could get in pills, so it seemed like a really wise purchase.
The first time my mom ever bought me crumpets, I’m pretty sure I was going through an anglophile phase, which I’m pretty sure was brought on by the Spice Girls and that British shop in Door County we visited every year. I got candy there that was so sweet, it should have been illegal.