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1  Milk Becomes Many Things in CHALLENGE 127 ENTRIES by Acadian Driftwood on: September 13, 2019 06:09:46 PM

In the craftalong Level Up Your Cooking Skills, we try new things and share what we learn! I'm lucky enough to have raw milk available from a local farm, purchased in glass jars that I return for reuse. It's a great no-waste system. I find the raw milk easier for me to digest when I drink it straight, and I've experimented using it many other ways.

The most frequent for me is yogurt - with a half gallon of milk in my instantpot, I produce one quart + one pint of yogurt and one pint of whey that I strain off with a nut milk bag. It results in a thicker yogurt.

I didn't want to waste the whey, so I found other things to make! Like these delicious honey biscuits, which use a half cup of whey in the dough.

A fun thing about raw milk is that the cream rises to the top when you let it sit. Usually I shake the jar to incorporate the cream, but just for fun I tried skimming it off to make butter! I used my food processor to "churn" it, and it did take a while. The skimmed milk still made a tasty yogurt. Here's what this half gallon produced: almost a pint of buttermilk, a half pint of butter, a quart + a half pint of yogurt, and pint of whey.

The buttermilk, a side product of making butter, was a nice bonus used to make buttermilk pancakes!

Besides baking, you can use yogurt whey added to smoothies, for soaking beans, and using as a cooking liquid for rice, quinoa, or other grains. Try substituting it for some of the broth in a creamy soup, like this tahini chickpea & spinach soup!

Of course milk experiments wouldn't be complete without another item... CHEESE. A simple soft farm cheese is satisfying, but I went a step further in the spirit of learning new skills. Paneer! It's still a simple cheese, but pressed so it's hard enough to cut.

Just the thing for homemade palak paneer.

Mmm looking back on this makes me want to try it again... even though my next cheese experiment was a fail. If you're using rennet, get a good thermometer and pay attention to the timing! The mozzarella was supposed to stretch, not bounce.  Roll Eyes And if you're feeling adventurous, come join us in the craftalong and gain some levels in cooking.  Cheesy
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2  Re: Level Up Your Cooking Skills! in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: September 04, 2019 03:55:08 PM
I found a new thing to make! Apple cider vinegar. My first attempt was terrible, because I didn't realize I needed to stir it every day for the first two weeks. It got so moldy! This is my second try.

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3  Re: Zero Waste Frugal RRR Craftalong in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: September 04, 2019 03:52:38 PM
The 100 Mile Diet sounds like Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - which I loved! I will check that one out.

That apron is super cute fae! Sheets are a great source of fabric.

I've been doing some canning and hope to do much more - so far it's blueberries (whole spirited, syrup, and no-sugar jam) and corn relish. Lots of frozen corn and berries as well.

I'm also attempting to make apple cider vinegar with waste apples - some that had bad spots, and some tart crab apples from a tree by my house.

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4  Re: Stitch Along 2013-until the END OF TIME in Needlework: Stitchalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: August 31, 2019 06:03:52 PM
I haven't decided if I'm going to add more to this piece, but I have enough to submit for the monthly theme! Flagged for language.

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It's from Garth Nix's Old Kingdom series, and is a gift for a podcaster who is currently reading them. (UnSpoiled! podcast, specifically SpoilMe for this series)
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5  Re: 2019 Nerd Battles: January 1 - December 31, 2019 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: August 28, 2019 05:46:11 PM
Prompt: February - Playstation vs. Nintendo 64
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: -
Project Name: Sunhat Flowers
Project Link: -
Brief Description: Instead of embroidering on a flat surface, I used a 3D canvas - a client's hat! I had planned to start a new embroidery while I sat with her, but I forgot to bring my fabric. I asked her if she had anything I could sew on, and she offered the hat. You can probably tell it's all freehand with no references, but she liked it!
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Prompt: March - The Lacemaker
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: -
Project Name: Spirited Blueberries + Blueberry Syrup
Project Link: -
Brief Description: Vermeer's painting 'The Milkmaid' shows a young woman at work. I've also been hard at work in my kitchen, preserving the harvest! But partway through canning it, the water bath turned blue... I was worried that a jar had burst, but when I brought them out they all sealed. However, one of the spirited blueberry jars had lost an inch and a half of syrup! I still have no idea how it does that. Scavenger hunt - something confusing
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Prompt: March - Winged Victory of Samothrace
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: Community
Project Name: Great Horned Owl with Flower Crown
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459230.0
Brief Description:
Project Picture: A winged owl in a regal flower crown.

Prompt: July - Asia
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: Community
Project Name: Honeysuckle and Roses
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459227.0
Brief Description: The majority of rose and honeysuckle species are native to Asia! This piece is for the flower of the month stitchalong. Craft the Alphabet - E and J
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Prompt: July - Africa
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: Community
Project Name: Poppies and Gladiolus
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459229.0
Brief Description: Most gladiolus are native to Africa, and there are certain poppy varieties that are as well (papaver aculeatum) - another stitchalong piece.
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Prompt: August - Free Range #1
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: Timely, Community
Project Name: Larkspur and Water Lily
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459228.0
Brief Description: Stitchalong entry for July.
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Prompt: August - Free Range #2
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: Timely
Project Name: No Sugar Blueberry Spread
Project Link: -
Brief Description: I like finding ways to preserve fruit without a lot of sugar involved - this recipe has only three ingredients: blueberries, apples, and unsweetened frozen grape juice concentrate. Scavenger hunt - something dark
Project Picture:

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6  Great Horned Owl with Flower Crown in Needlework: Completed Projects by Acadian Driftwood on: August 28, 2019 04:08:32 PM

I adapted this design from a machine embroidery pattern. Didn't want to completely fill it with color, so I did some loose fill stitches to get the feather colors where they should be. I like the overall effect!

Finished in a vintage frame that warms the colors a bit.

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7  Re: Flowers of the Month Stitch Along in Needlework: Stitchalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: August 28, 2019 03:52:32 PM


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8  Poppies and Gladiolus in Needlework: Completed Projects by Acadian Driftwood on: August 28, 2019 03:48:02 PM
Heirloom poppies and peach colored glads for August!

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9  Larkspur and Water Lily in Needlework: Completed Projects by Acadian Driftwood on: August 28, 2019 03:45:34 PM
Stitchalong flowers for July - I found a watery print fabric so it looks like the whole bouquet is floating!

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10  Honeysuckle and Roses in Needlework: Completed Projects by Acadian Driftwood on: August 28, 2019 03:39:20 PM
June's flowers for the stitchalong - I chose a very dark blue for the roses, giving them a black look.

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