Lannie ......hoping its Ok to start picking on you now.
Stryker has a rule that once a newbie enters the thread 3 times they are fair game for all coopmates.
Most of our new arrivals check out after a visit or two......so your in!
It's perfectly OK to tease and pick on me, I'm used to it. Some of my friends say it's their favorite hobby.
Now..........regarding the task of "Making Cheese"..........my method of achieving this is MUCH different and much faster than yours.
Right, the STORE? I'll confess, sometimes when I don't have the time (or the milk) to make cheese, we get cheese at the store, too, but honestly, what I make is so much better.
Referring to modm's and Lannie's cheesemaking...yeah, I agree!
Makes my petty fruit canning seem inconsequential. My last house had a peach tree and an apple tree--canned the peaches after blanching and slipping off the skin; the apples I made apple sauce and canned that. Also sliced the apples, put them in a pie plate (without a crust) with seasoning and dotted with butter, and froze them. Then if I needed an apple pie sometime, I could just pop the filling in a pie crust, let it thaw a little and bake. Just like fresh.
THAT is a great idea! One of our neighbors has a couple of honeycrisp apple trees and gave us two huge boxes last fall and I went nuts canning. Most of it I made into wedges in light syrup, and I also made about a dozen pints of applesauce, but freezing the slices to be a ready-made pie is brilliant! Next time I have the opportunity, I'll try that, thanks for the idea!
Impressive.... Make your own cheese, yogurt......and butter, also?
returns on the CT forum there is one thing we just gotta' know....you a Chevy/GMC or Ford or.....eeegads- Toyota person? Hopefully you won't respond with Lexus or Range Rover....
To be BFF's with SP,
you'd better pick the first choice To razz SP, just tell her you own one of these rigs to tow your "little" horsey trailer.....
(Don't tell her I coached you...)
Yes, butter, too. Now you talk about two completely different things! Butter from a (mostly) Jersey cow is shockingly yellow. It's totally different from that pale, almost white stuff in the cubes at the store. It's also a bit different between summer when the cows are on green grass, and winter when they're on hay. It's all bright yellow, but the winter butter is "stiffer" somehow. It doesn't melt as easily, so I try to use winter butter in the summer when it's hot, and use summer butter in the winter when it's cold in the house.
And as far as vehicles, I'm a "none of the above." It's MOPAR OR NO-CAR! LOL! Of course, now that I'm "retired" and don't have my own money to buy my own damn car, we have a Ford truck. Old Uncle is an old '74 Chevy truck that still runs perfectly, but glass and tires need replacing, and the size of the tires precludes us poor fixed-income farts from getting new tires for it. So it's sitting on two flats out behind the shed, and it needs a new driver side window and windshield. The boys that live down the road are going to take it for a project vehicle sometime next year, or so I heard.
Anyway, even if I had my own money, I still wouldn't be able to get the car I want, because the good ones were only made in the 60s and early 70s. I used to race a '69 Coronet when I was a young stupid girl. It was fun, though. Just bracket racing at Portland International Raceway and Woodburn Dragstrip, but I do have a couple of trophies.
I got lucky a couple times, anyway!
Thanks Lannie!!! I would have to go back through how we did it to see where it is different.
One other request since you also make yogurt. My wife has as well - but she stopped because it would come out "slimey" She thought it was the original yogurt culture she used - started with some Fage I believe she said....So any idea why it might get "slimey"?
Yes, the milk, whether it's raw or pasteurized, has to be heated to 185 degrees and held for a bit at that temp. I used to hold it for 40 minutes but found as little as 5 or 10 minutes is sufficient. The heat changes the milk proteins such that they form a better cohesion (I hope you understand what I'm trying to say) when the yogurt culture starts reproducing. There's nothing wrong with slimy yogurt other than the texture. It's still good, it's just... slimy. I don't like it, either, so that's the one instance where I actually kill my milk to make something. It's just not firm unless the culture has a blank palette and the proteins have been altered sufficiently to hold together better.
Also, if you have access to raw milk, each individual cow will have slightly different attributes to her milk, and the point in her lactation cycle will also affect it (the closer to calving, the better the yogurt), and if she has mastitis, or even just a high somatic cell count (which happens close to their drying off time) will make yogurt less than perfect. So unless you have your own cow and you know how long she's been in milk and what her health status is, etc., it's going to be easier to use store-bought milk and just heat it up to 185 for 10 minutes or so, then cool it down to 112 to 115F and add your starter, stir well, and incubate. Perfecto-mundo!
Good morning everyone!
Time to head off to work
But it is the weekend after that!
Some songs I was listening to - For some reason they have a similar vibe to me??? Styx - Renegade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXhuso4OTG4
Oh mama, I'm in fear for my life from the long arm of the law
Lawman has put an end to my running and I'm so far from my home
Oh mama, I can hear you are crying you're so scared and all alone
Hangman is coming down from the gallows and I don't have very long The Who - Behind Blue Eyes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMrImMedYRo
No one knows what it's like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes
No one knows what it's like
To be hated
To be fated
To telling only lies
But my dreams
They aren't as empty
As my conscience seems to be Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQcUyhoxTg
Amazing how this song has generated a following of Cowbell.
All our times have come
Here but now they're gone
Seasons don't fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain
We can be like they are
Come on baby... Don't fear the Reaper
Baby take my hand... Don't fear the Reaper
We'll be able to fly... Don't fear the Reaper
Baby I'm your man...
Time to be off - Have a great day all!
Oh, GOOD SONGS! They're playing in my head now, thank you! Really, I like all three of those.
By the way, I keep meaning to ask, what does "ABLT..." crap, I forgot it already. But you know what I mean, right? I can't figure out what that stands for. Clue me in? Pretty please?