Saturday, August 31, 2013

Butter Business

It has been a very long time since I posted anything on my blog, but I think it's time to give it another go. 

Today I visited the local dairy for the first time. I have purchased their milk at the local co-op before but had never been to the store at the farm. I bought a half gallon of milk and a pint of cream. When I got home, I made butter for the first time. 

I love butter and refuse to eat any butter substitutes, especially margarine which just freaks me out. I cook only with butter and never use shortening or margarine. I had heard that homemade butter is leaps and bounds better than anything you can buy in a store and I also hate store-bought buttermilk, so this seemed like killing two birds with one stone to me. I enjoy the fact that I know where the milk came from, know that the cream came from a cow milked yesterday and know exactly what is in my butter.