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Cheese Season

9 Aug

I am still milking.  I have a nice amount of milk in the freezer for next year’s kids if needed.  That means I am using the milk to make yummy stuff now.

feta and chevre draining

I started with yogurt.

plain and vanilla yogurt

Once I add fruit, it’s delicious!

peach, cherry vanilla, strawberry pineapple, and blueberry

Then I did a quart of buttermilk.  I need to start another quart because this one is pretty much gone now.  I am using it in baking as well as starting cheeses.

Some of the buttermilk went to chevre.  It takes a bit of time to make, so I want to get all my chevre made and frozen before I go back to work.

I also used some of the buttermilk to start making feta cheese.

It’s another one that takes quite a bit of time.  Again, I’ll make enough to freeze and use throughout the winter.

I’m also planning on using some of this good chevre for my next beet recipe.  How’s that for a teaser?  Then I’ll also start making and freezing Mozzarella.  That one is fast enough I can do that any evening after work, so I’ll be patient on starting that.  I also will finish filling my freezer with gallons for next year’s kids.


Greek Salad and Dressing

19 Jan

I’m still looking for great recipes to try using my feta.  When my family was coming for Christmas eve, I decided to try another salad.  The salad itself is quite simple–just chop some cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and feta.  I left it mixed and chilling in the refrigerator until just before serving.

Greek Dressing

Mix together:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 clove garlic (pressed/minced)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. brown mustard

The dressing has an olive oil base.  I confess I’m not a fan of oily dressings, so I used my extra light olive oil and added the spices.

Then I added the rest of the ingredients.

I shook it in my jar, and it was ready.

Right before serving, I drizzled some of the dressing on and mixed it up.

I think it turned out quite delicious!

I even like the dressing on just a lettuce salad too.

Testing My Feta

9 Oct

I finally got around to trying a recipe for the feta cheese I made.

I decided to try a Greek Orzo Salad (recipe linked).

I have to say, it was pretty easy to make.

It was pretty good after I let is sit overnight, but I do think I might try a few changes next time.  I’ve already decided the feta was delicious enough that I’ve made another batch.  I am so glad cheese freezes well.