Since I am nursing a little one and homeschooling, time is not on my side. So I need a simple way to make cheese and add some variety to it as well. So here you are: the easiest cheese to make, requiring little working time and effort, and our favorite variations: Honey Hazelnut Yogurt Cheese Ball and Onion & Garlic Yogurt Cheese. [by Tracey Vierra]
I’ve received many questions about fermenting via email so I’m devoting this week’s podcast to answering them: how to get started with a quart jar or on a budget, how to tell when a ferment is ready to store, how to store when you don’t have fridge space, gluten-free sourdough pointers, ginger-carrots are slimy, fermented foods and candida/parasites, and dairy-free fermentation options. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]
Just a quick note this Saturday morning to share news of my favorite cheese press, the Ultimate Cheese Press from Homesteader Supply. It’s design is improved, it’s now being made from hardwood maple, and it’s being seasoned with organic coconut oil! The bit about seasoning is the best part. Jerri from Homesteader Supply heard my request to give us a press that’s got an oil we love to use — and she listened. [by Wardee Harmon]
I had a treat recently — Jerri and Nance from HomesteaderSupply.com sent me a cheesepress as a gift. Not just any press, but The Ultimate Cheese Press. I like this cheesepress so much, I made a video to show you how to use it. In the video, you’ll see it’s a breeze to make cheese, plus I share why I like it so much. Please do watch the video, and you’ll see how easy it is to make cheese. [by Wardee Harmon]
I’m at my friend Shannon’s Nourishing Days blog today, sharing how I make a big batch of cultured butter. How is this different than my cultured butter in the food processor? For one, it is a bigger batch, like 7 to 8 times bigger — instead of yielding 1 pound of butter, I get between 7 and 8. I like this because I can make more butter less often which equals less work. I also employ another time saver — culturing the cream while it’s still in the milk.