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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Country Homemaker Hop #28

Welcome Friends!


I have some exciting news to report.  


Yesterday, I made my first batch of homemade mozarella and ricotta cheeses using the goat milk I've been getting from my little visitors.  Woohoo!  The mozarella is divine.  I used this great 30 minute mozarella recipe from the famous Ricki Carroll aka The Cheese Lady that I found HERE.  She even has a video tutorial.  It's simple to make and requires no fancy cultures, just milk, water, rennet and citric acid.  It doesn't get much easier than that.  I sliced it thin and draped it over toasted sourdough with tomatoes, fresh basil, and balsamic vinaigrette.  Yummo!

I have ordered some cultures and I can hardly wait until they arrive to try some new cheese recipes like cheddar and chevre.

Things have been going great around the homestead this week.  My grandson had a birthday this weekend, my family came to visit and everyone enjoyed the fresh goat milk.  The weather has been HOT and my garden is growing like it's a race to the end.  I harvested my first yellow squash, zucchini, and lots of tomatoes this week for slicing.  That's it for now.

What have YOU been working on around your homestead???



4 comments:

  1. Congrats on the cheese making!! I love making (and eating) fresh cheese from our herds' healthy milk:)

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  2. Thank you Michelle. I am right now working on my first batch of mozzarella using yogurt with active cultures as my cheese culture. The mozzarella is draining in a cheesecloth bag before stretching and so far it's working great. This is so exciting for me.

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  3. HI,
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  4. Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of healthy, fabulously tasty, frozen yogurt!
    Here’s the link: http://www.momessentials.net/fabulous-family-frozen-yogurt/

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