I've been planning to do this for a while, and finally had the chance today: making lemon cheese. I'm using a recipe I found here. Do check this site out. Especially if you're interested in different ways of preserving food, though there is lots more there, too. After sanitizing my equipment, I started heating the … Continue reading Making lemon cheese and a hanging rig
Along with the sourdough batter bread my daughters made today, they also made brownies! I wasn't there to take pictures as they made it, but here is their recipe. I didn't realize until I uploaded the picture that there's flour covering some of it. That reads "1 1/4" for the white sugar. 🙂 For the … Continue reading Brownies, with recipe
Today my daughters did the baking, starting with a sourdough "batter" bread. There's a reason the word batter is in quotations... The girls have been finding recipes they like and, after trying them out, adding them to a notebook with any modifications or adjustments they've come up with. Like this... I love the little doodles! … Continue reading Sourdough “Batter” Bread, with recipe
Sometimes, I think we really need to do bread baking more often. Then I remember how much clean up is involved. 😀 No matter! We now have two kinds of freshly baked bread done. Here's how the seedy bread turned out. This is how it looked after only 1 hour of rising time. The bowl … Continue reading Bread Baking Day – all done!
Today, we finally bottled our second attempt at making mead! I last wrote about it here, and you can follow links to the whole process we went through, here. (Links will open in new tabs.) Here is how it looked, after unwrapping the carboy from its towel (which served to insulate, as well as keep … Continue reading Mead Baby 2.0: bottling day!
One of my long time interests is experimenting with historical cooking. I say experimenting, because it's not unusual for these recipes to include ingredients that are no longer available, hard to find, unknown or even extinct. Plus, they often don't include a lot of information, either because it was assumed the reader already understood what … Continue reading Historical recipe: one recipe, two products
Well, today is the day! It's now been 4 weeks since I put up my second attempt at these. If you missed the earlier posts, you can click here, or read about our 2 week taste test here (likes will open new tabs). Since the recipe I got from my friend said 2 - 4 … Continue reading Fermented vegetable sauerkraut, take two: four week taste test
Today, we started up a second - smaller - batch of mead. I hope. I documented our first attempt, throughout the process, which you can revisit at the following links (they will open new tabs, so you won't lose your place. 🙂 ) Part 1 getting startedPart 2 early stage maintenancePart 3 early stage maintenance, … Continue reading Mead Baby, redux
Traditionally, bigos - otherwise known as Hunter's Stew - is made with game meat and a whole lot of ingredients I don't typically have on hand. I just used what I had! Maybe I should call it Non-Hunter's Stew? 😀 This is my version of Poland's national dish! I made this yesterday evening, for today's … Continue reading Bigos – Re-Farmer Style!
Today, we got out one of my jars of probiotic fermented vegetable sauerkraut for a taste test! Before I get into that, though, if you haven't seen my earlier posts, you may want to visit the links below, first (they will open in new tabs, so you won't lose this post!). Take One (includes recipe)The … Continue reading Fermented vegetables, take two: two week fermentation taste test