Saturday, September 26, 2009

Working on Cheddar

It's late at night and I've been working on my first batch of cheddar cheese for almost three hours. Ron is away for the evening and I thought it would be a great time to make this batch that has been years in the making. I'm so used to making mozzarella and having the instant gratification of eating it right away. The idea that I'm going to have to wait a minimum of four weeks to even taste it is painful! Some of the best cheeses in the world have been aged for years, right? I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, I'm snacking on some delicious cheese from Love Tree farm in Grantsburg, WI that I discovered at the Mill City Farmer's Market. It is the Trade Lake Cedar, I think. So earthy, silky and rich. I can only hope that my cheese will be half as good as this someday at Good Tree.

In addition to cheese making, I also did a little research. I'm tired of my photos being the same size on this blog. Despite my previous efforts at the library looking for the perfect blogging book that would show me how to change the size of my photos, I had never found the right thing. I discovered this blog that linked me to this blog and her tutorial. Lyndsay is a designer and seems to be able to wiggle around the HTML a bit. I love the size of these photos!
(Just to clarify... the above cheese is NOT mine. It is the cheese from Love Tree. Mine is still in the drying stages.)

Have you found any good tutorials out there lately?


nicola said...

i will eagerly await your results!

nicola said...

by the way, thanks for the sitemeter feedback and the link love. your photos look great!

marie said...

I'm sorry! I take pictures of food sometimes, but I haven't posted them online before. (Both because they usually aren't that good and because this is a new blog.)

Daisies and bruises is from an Anne Sexton poem called "Words," and "no great cathedral is from an E.E. Cummings poem: "I am a little church (no great cathedral), far from the splendor and squalor of hurrying cities..."

I am Marie, and didn't think about matching my url and title, particularly. I just like good poetry. :)

And I, too, look forward to the results of your cheesy endeavors.

Farmama said...

I love all the farm fresh food and images here at your blog! That cheese looks simply amazing!

Mountain Sketch said...

Wow, how yummy!