News

Butter in Coffee?

Butter in Coffee?

Coffee. You wake up to it in the morning and it sustains you all day. Over half of the adult population in America drinks coffee everyday, 54% to be exact. But how can you make your coffee even better? Butter of course.

Okay it sounds odd, but Bulletproof coffee is sweeping the nation. Coffee and organic grass fed butter seems like it would conflict and yet it works. Not only does it taste good but it is actually good for you as well. It provides you with your daily caffeine fix while also giving you mental clarity. Bulletproof coffee is also suppresses hunger and helps with weight loss, so it is useful in that manner as well.

Coffee and butter is somewhat like breakfast in a cup, not a breakfast of champions mind you, but a good form of sustenance nonetheless. It satisfies multiple needs and can sustain you throughout your day. The simplicity of it is incredible and making it at home is super easy. All you need is soft, unsalted butter and coffee (you don’t want salt in your coffee, so make sure it is unsalted butter). When you are testing out your bulletproof coffee be sure to store your butter in a Butter Bay to make the process seamless and easy, just like your coffee should be!   


It is an unlikely pairing but it could change the way you start your morning! What are your thoughts on putting butter in coffee. Let us know in the comments if you think it is brilliant or crazy!

Image Source 

Tips to Make Baking Easy and Fun for Kids

Tips to Make Baking Easy and Fun for Kids

Baking or cooking with children may seem like a daunting task. They are excited, energetic and enthusiastic about everything, so being able to harness that energy and make a fun baking activity for kids can be overwhelming. If you are looking to start baking with your kids or just want a fun activity with children then here are a few tips on how to make baking fun and simple for kids!  

 

Simple Recipes

This is key especially if it is your first time in the kitchen with children. You want to make sure you don't bite off more than you can chew. Choosing a simple kid friendly recipe can make the experience fun for you and the kiddos. You want to make sure you don't pick something that takes too long to make so that the kids don't get too impatient, but you also want it to be a fun experience.

 

I recommend starting off with something like cookies, or rice crispy treats. That way the kids are able to get their hands dirty and help you out, and in the end they get a delicious treat. The more you bake with the kids the more complex your recipes can become, but when you are just starting off easy recipes are the way to go!  

 

Easy Ingredients

To start off you don't want to bake with ingredients that are too difficult for kids to handle. If you are able to pre-measure ingredients and have the little ones pour them together and mix them that can take some of the stress out of the process as well. There are also small things you can do that will also make the process more hands on for kids for example using soft butter for cookies so they are able to scoop it and mix it more easily.  

 

Safe Work Station

This is extremely important because definitely don’t want a fun activity to end badly because of a baking accident. If you have a small table or counter for the kids to work at with all their cooking materials around them that can be the best way monitor what they are doing and make sure they are being safe. You can make sure to do all of your cutting and preheating the “adult area” while the kids do the mixing and dough rolling in their area. This will keep the baking experience fun and keep smiles on everyone's face!

 

Colorful toppings

Kids love colorful foods and toppings. Making the baking experience colorful with give the kids something exciting to look forward to and make their creation personal. If you have multiple kids cooking you can make somewhat of a candy buffet so kids can choose what topping and mixings they want in their creation.

 

Make eating fun!

After everything is all said and done make the experience last by making a tea party to eat your delicious creations, you can even wrap some of your treats up and make little gift bags to share them. If that is not in the game plan you can always get out some milk and you and the kids can enjoy your hard work while indulging in a sweet snack made with some awesome little helpers.  

 Image source

What's the Deal with Organic Butter?

In general, butter is usually evaluated based on it’s freshness, fat content and salt levels. Salted butter has a longer shelf life and helps preserve the butter. The downfall to salted butter is because it generally lasts longer than unsalted, manufacturers can use older cream and sell older butter. This leaves the quality of salted butter typically lower than that of unsalted, but it does mean it will last in your fridge a lot longer. This is still relevant even in organic butter. 
When evaluating the difference between organic and inorganic butter it really comes down to the potential contaminants in the dairy that is used. The organic dairy cows are not exposed to, or are exposed to less pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins. This means that you won't have those contaminants trickling down the food chain into your butter. Many people feel that minimizing our exposure to harmful chemicals can lead to a healthier life, and eating organic is one way to do this.


Organic vs Grass Fed

The difference between organic and grass fed butter is pretty simple. We’ve already stated what makes organic butter unique, but grass fed is from cows who have grazed only on pasture and dried forage. This is different than most other dairy cows who are sometimes pasture fed but almost always are supplemented with feed. The benefit to grass fed is the micro nutrients. Because the cows are being fed grass instead of corn or soy based feed the dairy they produce has a better nutrient profile including higher levels of the “good stuff” in butter.

It’s important to note the difference between the two. Grass fed dairy could be organic but it doesn’t have to be, and vice versa.


Still fits in a Butter Bay

Regardless of the type of butter you choose you will always be able to load it into your Butter Bay. Better yet, it is the perfect compliment to your conscientious butter choices as it is 100% safe and won't transfer any hazardous chemicals to your butter when you’re storing it.