Monday, September 26, 2011

Cheese Day and Rain




A whooping 5" of rain in 3 days, yay rah. A little thunder from time to time, a good time to just nap and relax. Oh no, what do I do? Do I flop on the couch? Of course not! I made me some cheese and pastries, LOL. Of course, I got some net cruising time in too, I like looking at pictures of other peoples gardens. I might get some ideas to try!

So, a big ball of mozzarella got made. I had forgotten how hot the water to process it needs to be. My fingers are still tingling a little bit, LOL. The stirred curd cheddar smells great and is drying. I also made a wheel of farmers cheddar, half the press time and a moister, softer cheddar type cheese. While the curd was cooking down, I used a couple of the apples I got from the farmer up the blacktop and made an apple tart. Pie crust with butter, cheese, an egg and a tbsp of flour for the filling and those yummy apples on top. Some of the butter leaked out of the crust and now I have a mess in the oven to clean. Oh well, it was worth it!

Today I'm thinking about some rabbit and dumplings with french bread.......

6 comments:

  1. Sounds awesome, I will be there soon. When is dinner? lol.I take it your tooth must be feeling a little bit better. I am getting all 4 wisdom teeth cut out tomorrow morning(gonna be completely knocked out).We were just north of the rain line yesterday, all we got was a quick drizzle.

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  2. LOL Coley, anytime you want to. I've got rabbit and dumplings going now ;) Tooth is the same but the infection is about done. I prolly should just have it cut out too.

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  3. yummm! you just wait madame - i will soon be making cheese too - because you are such an inspiration. however, because of your lead over a year ago, i am now making bread and pizza dough from scratch. i found the most awesome pizza dough recipe a while ago and have been using it and it is awesome. i will post the recipe in a couple of days.

    anyway - glad to hear your high spirits in your post. keep on keepin' on my friend!

    your friend,
    kymber

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  4. That is all so nice and homey looking. With that much rain and for so long, a nap would have overtaken me. Of course, hands in hot water might have kept me alert. I continue to be impressed with you, having skills I never developed.

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  5. danggit - you just gave me cheese lust Lady!

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  6. That looks really good, both the cheese and the apple tart!

    I should be making cheese too, just always something that gets in the way I guess. ;-)

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