Archive for September, 2015


Lately I’ve been wanting to try my hand at cheese making, but I’ve been daunted by the aging process. I don’t have a space with which to do that so I thought I wouldn’t be able to make cheese. However I found a great book from the library about making quick cheese and decided I had to give it a try. The first recipe I tried is a Queso Blanco with fresh chives mixed in.


Next is a type of cheese that I don’t know the name of. The author didn’t really have a name for it. But it is baked in the oven with honey and butter on the top. It is not so good cold but very yummy when warm.


Then the last cheese I made is a ricotta. There isn’t much but I made it with the whey leftover from making the other cheeses. The hardest part I found with making cheese is having the patience to heat the milk slowly. But I loved doing it and hopefully I can try making some fancier cheeses soon.



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The Start of Fall

Here in Washington we are still having sunny days but the nights are getting chilly. It is starting to feel like Fall. Even at the produce stand I’m starting to see Fall fruits and squashes. That being said I have feeling I get ever Fall with wanting to make sure everything is in order before Winter. This means cleaning everything and now it also means canning. I’ve been canning all Summer but it feels like now is the rush. Last night I did red and tomatillo salsa, pears and will beans. Tonight I’m doing even more canning.


The produce stand also had big bunches of peppers. I’m hoping to make a ristras or pepper string. It will make the kitchen bright and cheerful in the dreary Winter.


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