It’s fair season and all across the country there are butter sculptures for our viewing pleasure. It’s a “thing.” They’re kind of a fun thing, and kind of a weird thing, so I wanted to do a little research on the subject … Overview State fairs are probably the biggest patrons of the art. The Ohio State Fair, for example, goes all out. This year,
Anne Larsen in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia was excited when she realized she could make clotted cream in her Instant Pot* and we were excited to have her recipe. We are in the process of doing an interview with Anne, so, watch for that soon. What is clotted cream? According to Wikipedia, no one is quite sure where clotted cream came from originally, but, now,
Why make it? Vanilla extract is very expensive right now. I just bought a 12 oz bottle at BJ’s for $28 and that was way cheaper than anywhere else around here. At our local food co-op, Madagascar vanilla extract was $996/ounce which is more expensive than silver! A package of 3 vanilla beans was $27! So, I decided to make my own and to give
Claire Barker lives on a homestead near the Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado. She has been raising dairy goats since 1986 and she has contributed 2 articles for us – Yogurt Tips (in 2015) and How to Milk a Goat (recently). In her yogurt article, she describes her experiences with using goat milk, which is comparatively uncommon on the Web. And, if you are
Mariana Veiga is from Brazil and when she saw our last post (How to Make Condensed Milk), she sent us her recipe for the fabulous brigadeiro. This is the classic version of the delightful fudge ball and there are many variations (see below). Note: You may remember Mariana from the post last year about her trip to Mongolia with her husband and young son (click
Got milk? Here’s another way (besides cheese) to preserve it. Essentially, you simply add sugar and remove 50% of the water in the milk. This gives it the yummy caramel flavor which works so well in baked goods. Note: I mixed and matched from a lot of different recipes to get the one I used here. If you have your own recipe, you are very
I have passed by the sign to Manning Hill Farm a million times on my way to Keene, New Hampshire, but I never stopped in. I knew they sold milk, but I didn’t know they sold GREAT milk until I went there for this interview yesterday. I was completely surprised by the sweet, strong taste! Sam Canonica and Sarah Costa grew up on the North Shore
This fall, Cowgirl Creamery (makers of award winning artisan cheeses) will be selling clabbered cottage cheese. Instead of adding cream to the curds, they will be adding creme fraiche. People who have tasted it say it’s amazing! (click here) This month’s easy recipe comes from The Whoot: Banana Bread Filled With Cream Cheese (Oh yeah!) Have you tried the new cheese called Bone Char Square?