Posted tagged ‘vinegar’

Milk Day

May 3, 2011

I had quite a lot of expired milk, which my dog does not drink. So I googled cooking with expired milk and found a recipe for paneer.

The origin of this soft cheese is northern India. It is made by boiling milk (be careful not to burn it) and adding a curdling agent just as it starts to boil. I used balsamic vinegar because I didn’t have the recommended fresh limes. I didn’t save the whey because like the cheese itself, it took on a brown color from the vinegar. Dump the contents of the kettle in a colander lined with a towel or muslin, rinse with cold water, and drain. You can make it drier by pressing under a heavy kettle.

The cheese is very bland and somewhat rubbery but pictures of the dishes made with it look flavorful and delicious and I know it’s good for you.

St. Pats activity

March 17, 2011

I had these nice, brown, free range eggs but alas I had too many.  So I decided to use up two dozen in one swoop…or sweep.  I boiled the eggs, peeled, and rinsed them in cold water.  Then I boiled up two cups vinegar, a cup of water, 4 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons sea salt, and pickling spice.  I packed the eggs in two quart jars and poured the vinegar solution over them.  I intend to let them sit for two weeks at least before using them in salads.  The teddy bear cookie jar belonged to my grandma.   Oh, by the way, I used red wine vinegar and apple cider vinegar.