February 25, 2021

Author: Alan Trulock

Saint Valentine’s Day
Life

Saint Valentine’s Day

I made some truffles for my wife following this recipe. She made some Kringle for me. We got the older kids boxes of chocolate. The younger kids/grandkids got books and small boxes of chocolate. We had our traditional dinner of homemade pizza and followed up with some Danish Desert (A very Americanized version of Rødgrød). […]

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Wheat from Azure Standard
Homesteading

Wheat from Azure Standard

I like silver. It is shiny and not likely to lose value. On the other hand, one cannot eat silver.   I received my first shipment form Azure Standard the other day and finished packaging it all up for long term storage last night. I got 125 pounds of organic wheat berries for less than […]

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Labneh
Cheese Making

Labneh

The following recipe is for making Labneh and is inspired by Labneh, Recipe and Illustrations by David Fankhauser and How To Make Arabic Labneh! طريقة عمل كرات اللبنة – by Easylife by LebanonEasyLife. Labneh is a Lebanese soft cheese made from yogurt. See my posts Yogurt: Four Quarts and Yogurt: Two Quarts for instructions on how to make […]

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Yogurt: Four Quarts
Cheese Making

Yogurt: Four Quarts

The following recipe makes four quarts of yogurt and originally appeared on Yogurt Making, Illustrated by David Fankhauser. The two quart version of the recipe can be found here. Ingredients 1 gallon fresh milk 1 cup plain yogurt (for starter) Equipment Double boiler or heavy pot with lid, 8 quart capacity Four quart jars with […]

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Yogurt: Two Quarts
Cheese Making

Yogurt: Two Quarts

The following recipe makes two quarts of yogurt and originally appeared on Yogurt Making: Two Quarts by David Fankhauser. The four quart version of the recipe can be found here. Ingredients 1/2 gallon fresh milk 1/2 cup plain yogurt (for starter) Equipment Double boiler or heavy pot with lid, 8 quart capacity Five pint jars with […]

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Fermented Jalapeño Hot Sauce
Homesteading

Fermented Jalapeño Hot Sauce

Fermented Jalapeño Hot Sauce is done! Get the original recipe here. Ingredients 2 cups non-chlorinated water 1 1/2 tablespoons pickling salt 3/4 pounds Jalapenos, seeded if desired, roughly chopped 1/2 pound celery heart, leaves included, finely diced 1 cup onion (1 medium onion), small diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon coriander seeds Equipment One quart […]

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