Archive for the ‘cooking’ Category
Made some mozzarella cheese for homemade pizza tonight.
I reheated the whey with some vinegar and have poured it through a colander lined with paper towels for a little ricotta. Some of the whey went into the dough. The rest will be used in smoothies and whatever other cooking we can find for it.
The dandelions are out so that means I am gathering them. It’s a slow start, I like when there are so many I can site down and fill a bucket from where I sit. Soon. I’m not sure where these will end up; dandelion mead, dandelion wine, dandelion jelly, dandelion tea, dandelion cookies, maybe a dandelion beer. Someday I plan on planting a bed of them and bring them into our diet regularly.
We usually do Chinese Food for New Years Eve, but this year we’ve added a twist. We’re doing Chinese Inspired Food. Stuffing things in wontons!
Busy afternoon processing foods to put in storage. We made applesauce, apple peel and core jelly, started fermenting apple peel and core cider vinegar, roasted squash, and saved squash seeds for toasting today. Kitchen was a disaster but well worth it.
5 jelly jars
Apple Cider Vinegar
To be determined
2 quart bags pureed
big bowl waiting to be pureed
3 acorn squash frozen halfs
We made grape fruit leather with mom’s grape crop this year. There wasn’t enough to make a jelly or juice. A simple process. Clean the fruit. Run through a processor. Press through a sieve. Taste liquid and sugar to taste. Pour onto parchment paper on cookie sheets. Place in oven on lowest setting. Cook until the thickest parts are just barely tacky to the touch. When cool, roll up the parchment paper. Cut off a section and snack away or pack in a lunch.