Saturday, September 21, 2013

Happy Fall!

One of my very favorite things about autumn is the cooler weather. And, cooler weather means cheese weather. This weekend alone we are making 1.5 lbs feta, 1/2 lb ricotta, 1 lb of chèvre, and  48 oz of yogurt. 

One of my current favorite desserts is a deconstructed baklava. They're pretty amazing and always a crowd pleaser. Not to mention insanely easy.

Deconstructed Baklava
Essentially you fill phyllo cups with a tbsp of ricotta. Then, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Glorious. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Goat Milk Soap

I did it. I finally did it. After more than 2 years of thinking about it. I made goat milk soap. And, I didn't burn myself, or anyone else in the process. The only casualty was the stick blender that died in the my effort to achieve the perfect "trace".

I finally got the confidence after watching Martha Stewart (I know, cliche) and Brent Ridge (from the Beekman Boys) make a simple soap recipe. They were quite lackadaisical, and dare I say, careless? about the process. I guess working with lye wasn't that bad. As soon as M went down for her nap, I took all my tools outside and got to work. The bars should be ready around October 20th.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Since my last post, so much life has happened!

I brought a beautiful baby girl into the world in March 2012, the goats were bred in January 2013, Lola moved to a new home down the street, and we had two sets of triplets early this summer. Whew!

Life has calmed down a bit and we have found a little routine. We sold four of the six kids and we have two little bucklings left. Both girls are producing a good amount of milk and we have dusted off the yogurt maker and cheese cloth.