Pure silliness. Egged on by the promise of a plan-free weekend with clear weather, we started a mental to-do list on Saturday morning, once again blind to the difference between the time it takes to say a task and the time it takes to do it. No matter. It's a spring weekend. We're beguiled by... Continue Reading →
This is Just To Say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold -William Carlos Williams
Do you see that reference to "goat's milk chocolate chip"? That's our Willow's milk! She looks kinda pleased, doesn't she? For the past couple of weeks, Morgan at Morano Gelato has been churning some test batches of goats' milk gelato made with Willow's milk. This week's version includes several ounces of chevre we made with... Continue Reading →
I can hear you wondering to yourselves, "A few months back she mentioned all that milking and plans for cheese making, but she's written precious little here about the milk and the cheese lately. What gives?" Not to worry. We are inundated with milk and have been making things with it all winter. And soon... Continue Reading →
I know what I'll be doing after dinner -- browsing this little beauty of a catalog that came in the mail today, and thinking about cheese plates to come: For those of you unfamiliar with Formaggio Kitchen and their amazing cheese collection, look here.
Order the molds for making soft-ripened goat cheese. While we're waiting for those to arrive, make another batch or more of chèvre. It's been quite a while since we've made some real cheese around here, aside from a quick batch of too-salty mozzarella that we whipped together on Halloween weekend and a tasty serving of... Continue Reading →