Say cheese!

 I browsed youtube to entertain myself and watched a few cheese making videos (you do that too, right?!). You know rennent and the lot, making it sound difficult and expensive. Add my lactose intolerance and the fact that you can only get a low fat lactose free milk here I had convinced myself that cheese making as with yoghurt making was not in my near future. 
Then I came across some videos where all they used were whole milk and lemon juice. And since whole milk is, at least in its raw form, milk with all the cream still in it, a lightbulb turn on in my head. You can get both milk and cream lactose free here. What if I add those two, heat it to the boiling point, pour in the lemon juice and it seperates into whey and cheese curds? Could it really be that simple? 

Well, a picture says more than a thousand words, right?!

It smells like cheese, looks like cheese and tastes like cheese ergo it must be cheese. 
Now I have a few questions for you cheese makers out there:
- What is this type of cheese called?
- When do you add seasoning, like salt or herbs?
- Can you make other cheeses this easily?

On the list for christmas

As we are drawing near to October it is time for me to start thinking about christmas and what I want to do for it this year. The presents aspect is actually very low on my list with my dad's gift already done and my mum's nearly there I don't have a lot left to do on that front. Christmas to me is more about the entire month of December. What cookies would I like to make? How should we decorate our home?

On the list is
- making candles out of leftovers
- making the starter for honey hearts
- deciding on 4 cookies, finding recipes and buying ingredients
- making salt dough decorations
- gather decorations from the woods
- making marshmellows

I'm sure the list will get a lot longer as we get nearer. What is on your list for christmas?

Gleanings from a fibre weekend

When I went to Fanø this weekend to take part in the knitting festival I thought I was going to a fibre festival. I was wrong. It was in fact a knitting festival, not a bump of fibre or a spinning wheel or spindle in sight, barely some crochet. To put it mildly it didn't live up to my expectations in any way and I won't be going back any time soon. 

But I still had a great weekend. I really enjoyed the company of my mum and 3 lovely ladies, although I was probably the youngest of us five by 30 years or so. I also enjoyed the scenery. The wonderful houses, the great Vesterhav and driving on the beach. 

 All I came home with were 2 silk scarfs for my hair and a tiny teak tree mouse from the 50's. 

 I did enter a couple of contests while there and actually won one.

 I have been knitting today and I'm making good progress on the pants. Being only a few cm. from letting the right leg rest and starting the left leg.

This old tiger

This old tiger of mine caught 2 birds the other day. 15-years-old and she still has it in her!

A rainy day walk

Fall was in the air and so was millions of tiny drops of water when I went on this little walk, but that didn't mean there wasn't beautiful things to look at.