Which Butter is Better?

If you lived in Juneau in the 1980’s, you’ll remember Le Petit Paris bakery. Its proprietor, Tom Loatman, made perhaps the best croissants on the West Coast. He insisted on using only French butter in his baking. Occasionally he would run short on imported butter, and come to our shop to get organic butter. I […]

Butter is Good

Unless you have been living in a cave, you have probably heard that trans-fats are bad for you. Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils like margarine and vegetable shortening are definitely “out.” The evidence is mounting that these chemically altered fats may contribute to health conditions ranging from heart disease to certain cancers to immune system […]

How Organic is that Milk?

Are some organic dairy products “more organic” than others? That is a question a lot of consumers have been asking since recent news accounts about so called “organic” dairies whose cows rarely make it out of the barn. While most of us have an image of organic milk coming from cows on small family farms […]