Wednesday, September 17, 2008

In The Beginning

I bet the majority of you reading this have enjoyed Insalata Caprese at some point in your life. But have you given any thought as to where the cheese might come from? Don't feel badly. Neither did I.

While I was NOB I got to enjoy a special homemade version of this. My friend, Loretta, makes a lot of her own cheeses and one fine day she made us a batch of fresh Mozzarella. It starts, of course, down in the barn!

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A few hours after the last picture was taken, we were sitting down to a delicious plate of Insalata Caprese. Wish I had some right now!

5 comments:

K.W. Michigan said...

Well .. Insalata Caprese WAS my fav, but now .. I don't think it is. Yuck!!

Brenda said...

Cute post.

Steve Cotton said...

There is an old saying that mozzarella loses 5% of each freshness each hour of its life. You have made that point even more apparent. It is "udderly" delicious.

islagringo said...

kw: no need to be afraid. I'm sure you use store bought cheese which is pasteurized to death.

brenda: thanks!

Steve: It certainly didn't taste like it had lost any of its' freshness that night. Yum!

Theresa in Mèrida said...

Hahaha, when my daughter did 4H goats, the goat group used to set up at one of the local fairs. I think maybe the harvest fair. Anyway, they would teach people to milk. If they wanted they would get a chance to milk a real goat. I wish that I had videotaped the reactions.
My daughter was a power milker, she won a few milking contests, it makes for strong hands.
Oh,my she looked so tiny,sweet and innocent,she had Nubians and La Manchas. People would ask so often about the La Manchas's ears or lack there of, that she used to tell people that the LaManchas were really Nubians, but when she was learning to clip for shows she had had a clipping accident. I hadn't thought of that in years. Thanks for the goat photos, I love 'em.
regards,
Theresa