I seem to have started a hundred projects, then run in circles trying to complete just one. It's the hot, muggy middle of August, yet these days feel anything but lazy!
A gallon of milk sat too long in the fridge, so I found a recipe for making paneer and spent a few failed tries to achieve a wonderful little cheese!
I learned that:
- You have to really heat the milk, not just warm it.
- It takes some time.
- You don't need to add anything except lemon juice.
- It is as easy as falling down.
- The result is delicious!
- You can't really make ricotta from the leftover whey (or at least I couldn't).
Next and continuously (but not at the same time nor in the same bowls) was washing and dyeing fleece and fiber for Pluckyfluff's Yarnival event next week in Placerville (poster is here), and for other upcoming events in the fall. The Yarnival is on Boeger Winery's grounds, and should be amazing fun, but work for Mikey since he has agreed (I think) to man the booth while I take a workshop on Saturday and Sunday. Do you believe this progression?
Of course, the whole thing was on a much larger scale, involving two washing machines, the entire kitchen in the guest house/studio, and most of the week. But what a lot to show for it!
The simmering pot -- great expectations.
The rack rolls inside at night and stays out on the deck during the day. Very convenient.
|Woolllama, mohair and wool and even some ?????|
|The roving is a riot of color.|