Tag: Salad

Veggie Lasagna

Veggie Lasagna

We had a dinner party recently and I made this veggie lasagna.  I had every intention of taking photos and blogging it.  But then the wine got in the way.  By “got in the way”, I mean we drank too much and forgot to take […]

Miso Hungry

Miso Hungry

I’m sure most of my loyal blog followers thought I fell off of the earth… Well, I didn’t! I’ve just been insanely busy the past month. First, Stephan’s parents were here visiting from Germany for three weeks. Then we sent them on a cruise for […]

Making Curds and Whey

Making Curds and Whey

I’ve always been a lover of cheese… every kind of cheese. From the stinky stuff in French restaurants to the most mild mozzarella. I found this recipe recently to make cheese at home and knew I had to try it. I didn’t even know you could make cheese at home with such simple ingredients. All you need for this recipe is buttermilk, milk and salt, no chemicals, rennet or anything else. I used organic whole milk, but you can also make it with 1% or 2%. So easy and amazingly delicious. To fancy it up, I browned the cheese in a dry non-stick pan and it made a perfect appetizer. It is also just as yummy eaten plain.

The recipe said salt was an optional item , but I think it is really necessary. I only added a generous pinch of fleur de sel and it was extremely bland before brining. It was fine after brining, but the exterior is definitely saltier than the interior when you brine. The texture is similar to Queso Blanco. It has a nice bite and mild flavor. Next time I’m going to experiment with some smoked sea salt and maybe even herbs. It was so easy, I see myself making fresh cheese at home on a regular basis.

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Grilled Pear Salad

Grilled Pear Salad

As with most of you out there, one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to eat healthy and lose a pound or two (or three, or four…etc.) Since I’m not a big fan of exercise, I choose to watch what I eat instead. I can […]

Got Mozz?

Got Mozz?

Insalata Caprese is my husband’s most favorite salad. I purchase the best possible tomatoes when I make this salad, and if I can’t find good, vine ripened tomatoes, I won’t make the salad. My favorite (other than out of someone’s garden… of course) are Campari […]