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2641  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: From Pasture to Table - Goat Cheese on: April 25, 2013 07:09:49 AM
Thanks guys!  Milking isn't hard once you build up your upper arm and hand strength.  I've never milked a cow, Mellerific.  They are very large animals, I might be chicken too.   Cheesy
2642  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / From Pasture to Table - Goat Cheese on: April 25, 2013 05:11:34 AM
A few people have asked me about making chevre so I thought I'd do a quick post about it.  I just started milking two of our Nubian/Alpine mix dairy goats for the season.  Here's Hermione on the milking stand.  They had (adorable) kids a few months ago who are almost weaned.  Daily milking keeps their milk coming. 

The recipe I use calls for a gallon of pasteurized milk (that's a process that I do ahead of time). 

The pasteurized milk is heated to 75 degrees and powdered cheese culture is added.  After mixing the culture in really well, rennet is added.   Both culture and rennet are available from a cheesemaking supplier. 

The cultured milk comes off of the heat and sits a few hours until a nice curd forms, one that you can cut with a knife.

I cut the curd and ladle it into chevre molds.  These are basically plastic cups with holes drilled into the sides which allows the whey to drain off overnight.

The next morning, the whey is gone and you're left with cheese!  These rounds get salted then stored in the fridge.

It's immediately ready to serve in oh so many ways. 

2643  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Vegan Tofu Yogurt! (Togurt? Yofu?) on: April 25, 2013 04:10:40 AM
Makes me want strawberry yogurt for breakfast.  Thanks for sharing!
2644  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Zippered Pouch on: April 25, 2013 04:07:41 AM
Your first sewing project has a zipper?  Very impressive!
2645  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The NCC-1701 Enterprise Dress on: April 24, 2013 03:52:16 PM
It came out great!
2646  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Green Bee Necklace on: April 24, 2013 07:18:13 AM
I revealed the images for you, it's lovely!  Welcome to Craftster.
2647  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Minnie Stamped Nail Art on: April 23, 2013 11:49:08 AM
Gosh those are adorable!
2648  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Completely Ghastly Edward Gorey Gallery! on: April 23, 2013 07:09:37 AM
Lovely things, Rae!  My package is coming in two parts.  I have the first and have decided to wait until the second arrives to open it.  Package 2 arrived in the U.S. 3 days ago so fingers crossed I have it momentarily cuz I'm torturing myself.   Cheesy
2649  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: Quigley's Kitchen Towel on: April 23, 2013 04:11:08 AM
Aw, thanks you guys!   Smiley
2650  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Seat belt Kindle Fire HD case on: April 22, 2013 09:30:03 AM
Nice! Is seat belt webbing something you can easily find?  I don't think I've ever seen it.
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