Category Archives: Dairy

Fromage Blanc

When we were in Ohio over Christmas, I picked up a bunch of cheese cultures at Lehman’s, including a few packets of fromage blanc.  According to Home Cheesemaking, it’s a French cheese, similar to cream cheese but with “fraction of the … Continue reading

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

As mentioned last week, I have a few fermentation and culturing projects in the works.  So far my sauerkraut is just sitting there.  It hasn’t developed any mold or weird odors, so I’m crossing my fingers that it will be … Continue reading

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What a weekend!

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen this weekend!  J takes care of most of the cooking during the week, so I try to get in there and take over on the weekend.  I made 2 quarts of … Continue reading

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Queso Blanco

 We had some extra milk a few weeks ago, so I decided to try something new.  Queso blanco is a mild white cheese and is frequently used in Mexican dishes.  It’s not a melting cheese, so it’s a good cheese … Continue reading

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Yogurt Update

I’m still making yogurt about every two weeks — two quarts at a time.  A couple of months ago I came across a new method on Passionate Homemaking, and it is so much faster than what I was doing!  Yesterday … Continue reading

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Homemade Butter

We try really hard to keep up with our meal plan each week so that we don’t let ingredients go to waste.  Sometimes, however, things just don’t go according to plan.  This past week we ended up with an unused … Continue reading

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Yogurt Debacle

I just wanted to give a quick rundown of my latest batch of yogurt.  Since it’s been so hot, I decided to give the crockpot method another shot.  I added a half gallon of my usual creamline milk and followed … Continue reading

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