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Cheese, Gromit! - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
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Cheese, Gromit!
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For Christmas this year, Mike got me a cheese-making kit. I picked up few gallons of milk and tried it this afternoon.

That's a basil mozzarella. I had some spare basil, and I figured it would make it easier to mix in the salt if I could see it, so I tossed it in. I should have let the curds set more, because I lost a good bit of them because they were too small to fish out of the whey, but I've got another gallon of milk in the fridge to try again later. That's a dessert plate it's sitting on, so it's not an enormous amount of cheese.

(Random aside: Someday I'll have enough light in my kitchen to take pictures without having to color-correct them in Photoshop every time)

In other news, I'm finally back in flying currency. I did my BFR this afternoon in a Citabria. I really should have waited a few more weeks - my wrist was killing me at the end of an hour. It was okay if I kept it trimmed, but power changes were difficult, since I needed my left hand for the throttle, the trim, and to help with the stick, all at once. But I made it.

Now I can actually legally fly the Tripacer again as soon as it's back together.

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jblaque From: jblaque Date: December 28th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I must say, that's quite a cool gift. I'll have to make a note.

P.S. Happy flying.
acelightning From: acelightning Date: December 28th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)
glad to hear you're back in the air...

skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: December 28th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too! I was amazed at how little rust I had.
acelightning From: acelightning Date: December 28th, 2007 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)
i daresay most of it is muscle memory - "like riding a bicycle" - your hands, feet, and seat of the pants know what to do, even when your brain doesn't (or doesn't think it does).

i wonder if my hands would remember?


greeneyedsadie From: greeneyedsadie Date: December 28th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
How can I possibly love you more? Now you make cheese. I would so go dyke for you.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: December 28th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know how to make a girl feel whey special. :)
greeneyedsadie From: greeneyedsadie Date: December 28th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's my pleasure to make you feel gouda.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: December 28th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
We could just skip the cheddar and go right to the, well....
greeneyedsadie From: greeneyedsadie Date: December 28th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Edam? ;)
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skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: December 30th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cheese puns aside

I am, but I have to be able to fly it to sell it. You can't just let somebody take it out for a test drive - you fly it with them, and to do that you have to be legal. :)
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: December 30th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
What do you do to prepare the milk? Is it as simple as letting it go off then doing whatever stuff is needed to turn the gone-off-milk into cheese?

...we've been without an engine for so long (it's taken them ages to rebuild the bloody thing) I think I've forgotten how to fly a powered aircraft. At least we've had the gliders in the meantime so I've had _something_ to fly. We'll have the engine back on early Jan. so hopefully I can get current too. (I'm also going to have to hit the books, it's been too long since I've flown a cross country and I need to remind myself of a few things!)
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: December 30th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, you use citric acid to make it curdle, then add rennet to make the curds clump. It's pretty easy.
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