Author Archives: Alyssa


About Alyssa

Alyssa is a French major who loves all things France (obviously). She likes photography blogs, stripes, and the sound of bicycle bells. Her favorite activities include watching movies in the theater, climbing to the tops of mountains, and of course, eating cheese.

Adventures in National Dairy Month

It’s June! For many of us, that means the end of the school year and the beginning of summer; but for all of us, it means… National Dairy Month! To…


Raw Milk: Safe or Senseless? Part 2

The second in a two part series comparing the risks to the benefits of raw milk. Raw milk comes from pastured cows, and has not been processed in any way….


Raw Milk: Safe or Senseless? Part 1

Image credit: Mother Jones Between 1993 and 2006, raw milk caused illness for nearly 2000 people in the United States, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Clearly this…


We’ll Take a Cup of [Milk] Yet, for Auld Lang Syne

Are you looking for a way to celebrate the coming of a new year so that you’ll remember it the next day? Trying to avoid kicking off 2013 with a…


Milk and Cookies, Order for One

Every kid knows the most important thing to do on Christmas Eve is set out milk and cookies for Santa Claus. If this sacrosanct tradition is forgotten, no one knows…


Christmas Morning Breakfast

Of all mornings, Christmas morning calls for an especially delicious breakfast. But chances are, you had a late night and Christmas morning tends to come much earlier than any other…


Pass the eggnog, please!

At my house, the holidays are a time for family, love, and food. Food, food, food. And from the thousands (millions?) of recipes that flood the internet every Christmas season,…


Milk 2012

The political jabs are flying from candidates, news channels, and Facebook accounts. How about cooling it down a little and looking at the role of milk in the United States?…

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Chocolate Milk: Drink of Champions

It’s that biennial time, when people all around the world skimp on their own exercise and spend hours sitting on the couch watching people on the television exerting themselves better,…


To Dairy or… Not? The Lowdown on Milk Alternatives

As a true blue dairy lover, I was devastated a few years ago to learn that I had a milk allergy. I’ve since tried to trick and confuse my taste…


Is Milk Actually a Health Menace?

Providing calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, and an entire alphabet soup of vitamins, milk is one of the most complete foods available. From bone strength to heart health and…



You probably know that, for the most part, milk is pasteurized. But what exactly does that mean? Pasteurization is a process that makes your milk safer for you and your…


Can’t Sleep? Warm Up Some Milk

When I was a kid, I often couldn’t fall asleep, whether because I was too busy thinking about the adventures I would have the next day, or because I was…

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