Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Making Cheese and other Goodies!

Today I am processing a lot of milk. My does are producing milk like it is going out of style and I am busting my behind trying to keep up with their output!
I started making Cherve cheese yesterday. Cherve is a soft goats milk cheese that can be flavored with herbs, spices, fruit, etc.Since I have so much milk, I processed a lot of milk into Cherve as the kids and the Darlin' Man likes it.
So, resting in the fridge I have (in half pound logs):
Cherve with minced basil
Cherve with minced basil AND rolled in chopped green onion
Cherve flavored with basil AND rolled in cracked black peppercorns and red pepper flakes
Cherve topped with chopped dates, walnuts and a bit off honey drizzled on

I certainly hope the Darlin' Man remembers to pick up the crackers I asked him for!
I am about to start some more cheese, plus make some more butter AND yogurt.
Like I said...LOTS of milk!

Tina asked for the recipe I use for hummus...here it is:
2 cans Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)
2 cloves garlic
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 to 3  tablespoons sesame oil or tahini (sesame seed paste) (some folks like stronger sesame flavor)
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Drain one can of the chickpeas and pour into blender, open other can, do not drain and put in blender. Add all other ingredients and whirl it up until it is a medium thick paste.If you like yours thicker, use less of the chickpea liquid, if you like it thinner, use more.
I sometimes vary the flavor by adding some sun dried tomatoes, or roasted red bell peppers (personal favorite!)
So, back to the grind for me...more cheese making awaits!
I would have posted pictures, but apparently, my camera and my computer are not on speaking terms today. Tried and tried to load up some pictures, but the camera is not downloading correctly and the computer is refusing to recognize the camera!
I wonder what they are in such a snit about?

1 comment:

  1. THANK YOU!!!!!! I've been draining both cans, & I've been omitting the tahini (oops). Try it again next week & see if I can't get the taste right. You are awesome lady :)


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