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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.

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Soapy Weekend

8 May

I knew I’d been selling quite a few soaps.  It hit me that my shelves are starting to look bare.  I did a quick inventory and found that there are twenty varieties of soap that I have six or fewer bars left, and the farmer’s market starts in just a few weeks.

I made my goal for this weekend to be all the soaps that I had only three or four bars left.

I did it!

I got six batches made!  My shelves look a lot better.

Now I need to move on to the ones that there’s only five of.  I also think there’s a clearance variety or two that I might try making fresh again.

I do hope you’ll join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

Lotions This Weekend

13 Nov

Last weekend I made soap.  This weekend I made lotion.

lotion_7712ews

This looks much better.  I had to do six batches.

lotion_7711ews

I hope people that want to buy lotion get it soon because my girls are drying up.  I don’t know how much longer I’ll have milk to keep restocking.  I do have the lotion available on-line.

I also started bottling my liquid soap.  For some reason, the fragrance didn’t blend well, so I still have to finish it up before I can put labels on.

liquid-soap_7714ews

I am making progress.

If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt this coming week, I have the items at the top of my side bar.