Making: ...Zucchini pickles. This is my first batch, I've never made them before, and I have three different recipes to try. This is recipe #2, and it smelt pretty good! After I try all three I'll post my favourite recipe :-)...Bread and butter cucumbers. Again my first effort at pickling cukes! I'm not a big pickle fan, but they smelt good enough to eat ;-)
...Red Onion jam. Mmmmmm. So I don't have to keep caramalising the onions every time I want them for a pizza.
...30-minute mozzarella. This time I used all organic non-homogenised milk, but I had the same problem as last time, in that it didn't set very hard? I kneaded it heaps more this time, and it was very stretchy at the end, but wouldn't stay in nice little balls. Perhaps this is a feature of the quick mozzarella rather than the traditional recipe? Still tastes really good though, so not a loss in that department.
...Failing once again to make ricotta :-( I have no idea what I did, or didn't do this time. I used fresh whey, straight after making the mozzarella and followed the directions to the letter, but the curds didn't come together properly again. I am wondering if perhaps the organic milk I used is too highly pasteurised which is affecting the quality of the cheese?? Next time I will use conventional milk I think and see if that makes a difference?
Dinner: Homemade pizza.
Reading: Home Cheesemaking, Neil and Carole Willman.
Contemplating: Making wholemilk ricotta rather than using whey.