Hot weather’s here.
When it’s hot, I love to have a mug of cold vichyssoise and a salad for lunch or dinner.
I scored some lovely fresh garlic scapes at the Leslieville Farmers’ Market on the weekend (my recipe is on Natalie MacLean’s site).
Today I went to Loblaws to get some cream (I use chicken broth to make the soup, and a little cream to finish it off). Alas, that Loblaw’s at Leslie and Lakeshore being what it is, they had absolutely no Organic Meadow cream, only industrial milk company products. The same at Price Chopper, across the street.
Why don’t I like buying cream from Sealtest or Nielsen? Because I don’t like the ingredient list.
Sealtest’s light cream (5% milk fat) contains: milk, cream, modified milk ingredients, maltodextrin, disodium phosphate, sodium citrate, guar gum, carrageenan.
Their half-and-half contains: milk, cream, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate, carrageenan.
Whipping cream? cream, milk, carrageenan, mono and dyglycerides, carboxymethyl cellulose, polysorbate 80.
Lists were similar for Nielson (unfortunately, since they’ve been acquired by Saputo, their website is down, and Saputo doesn’t seem to provide this detail on their site).
When I want to add cream to soup, I want to add cream. I don’t want to be adding cellulose and thickeners, corn sugars and other stuff. Why are you adding this to your cream?
Just give me the real food. Thank you, Organic Meadow, for having an ingredient list that reads: cream.