Archive of ‘dairy’ category

Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

| dairy, Farmstead Cookery, In the Kitchen

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I seriously had no idea that homemade mascarpone cheese was so ridiculously easy to make (or tasted so ridiculously delicious) or I would have done it long, long time ago! Actually, truth be told, I’ve never had mascarpone cheese until I made it myself. I’d see recipes that called for it, but darned if I […] Read more…


~2012 Homestead Yields & Cost Analysis~

| 2012 vegetable garden, Broiler Chickens, Cattle, Chickens, cost analysis, dairy, food preservation, homestead management, In the Barnyard, In the Garden, In the Home, our homestead


Well it’s that time of year again.  The time when I get a cold shock of reality and look back at all the records I kept, determining the profitability (or lack thereof) of all the time and money invested into raising our own food.  As I look over the numbers and see where we’ve made […] Read more…


~Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese~

| dairy, In the Kitchen, recipes


I have been searching off and on for the past two years, as our cow provides, for a high-yielding ricotta cheese recipe that will produce a flavorful result and wonderful texture. While ricotta is traditionally made from the whey leftover during mozzarella cheesemaking, it is done by adding an acid, such as apple cider vinegar […] Read more…


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