Tuesday, August 14, 2007

This eat local thing seems to be taking off!

I am reading Kingsolver's new book Animal Vegetable Miracle Year Food. And it seems so are a few friends as well.
  • Kingsolver's New Book


  • Somehow from all of this I am getting the notion that I can now make my own cheese. My friend Amy says its great. Others claimed you will never go back. So I am ordering the kit today and will make some mozzarella !

    So if by some strange chance you are also feeling like becoming a real "housewife" as Kingsolver's book would say by making your own cheese then click here to learn more.....
  • Ricki's Cheese Making
  • okay you do not need to be a housewife but an interested cook. Really until I moved out to the middle of nowhere I am not sure I would undertake making such a thing. But the lack of anything like this here in Carlsbad has forced me to learn to make a lot of things.

    17 comments:

    SaffronSaris said...

    I like the idea of making your own food from scratch. Initially I was happy as a lark when more and more frozen lunches and dinners started appearing in supermarkets. Then I thought, hey! why should i let some stranger decide how much salt/sugar/condiments go into my body and ruin it?

    chelle said...

    Wow! Cheese!
    I am so so curious about eating locally and in season. i must read more about it. My hesitation lies in things like Bananas, I would miss Bananas. I look forward to reading more :)

    gulnaz said...

    wow it sounds fantastic and yummy!!
    i love cheese and fresh homemade cheese should be even better!

    tut-tut said...

    That very kit is sitting on top of my refrigerator to tackle after school starts!

    That Kingsolver book is an excellent read and really makes one understand the importance of eating locally or at least regionally. She is not dictatorial or stridant, and having her daughter and husband as part of the writing team gives the book an even more welcoming tone.

    Pecos Blue said...

    Saffron_ What do you make?

    Chelle--I still get bannanas but try to be good about the stuff I know I can get locally.

    Gulanz- I too that is why I am looking into this.

    Tut tut--That is too funny we can see who starts first : )

    niki yokota said...

    whaaat!? cheeeeese making?
    never heard of it lol
    i hope it will come to japan..
    thanks very much!!

    Lilli & Nevada said...

    as much as i like cheese, i don't think making it for me is something i want to do, i am not much of a housewife anymore. I used to can a lot and make jams and all, but now i find myself wanting to relax more and enjoy life without much extra stuff to do. Let us know how the cheese turns out

    PunditMom said...

    I can't wait to read this!

    lettuce said...

    i love barbara kingsolver's fiction. Must look out this one.

    lettuce said...

    thinking of you

    xx

    occasionalconfusion said...

    I'm resisting to learn any cooking-ish until I have no other choice LOL

    KMF said...

    i like it

    yours truly said...

    I've heard about people making their own cheese lately... it's quite the thing, I guess. Sounds heavenly, since I love cheese of any kind! The book sounds really great ... must pick it up. Thanks for the tip.

    Lora

    ghee said...

    mmm,i love cheese!i hope i have time to make by myself though :)

    its been a while..howre you doing?

    ghee
    http://akoni.info

    iamnasra said...

    dont they say need is mother of invention ..something like lol

    Pravs said...

    wow, you are going to make cheese from scratch ?? Is it easy to make ?

    Pearlsofeast said...

    Hi Sounds interesting.Making from scratch.Actaully in India we only make Ricotta cheese from curdling milk at home. It tastes divine.

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