Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Homemade Feta

I'll have to try it to make sure that it doesn't kill anyone. Keep you posted. Not made with goat's milk which makes this REALLY cost effective. This first batch was made with raw milk, but I will make some feta with pasteurized milk to see which one has the better texture. I'll let you know, but I suspect the raw milk will win. Check back to see what happens.

Organic Pickled Grapes

What could be better than sweet and briny goodness?

1 c white balsamic vinegar (Trader Joe's is a great resource)
2/3 c sugar
2 thyme sprigs
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp whole allspice berries
1/2 tsp whole coriander seeds
1/2 tsp whole mustard seeds
1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns
2 c red seedless organic grapes

In a saucepan combine all the ingredients except for grapes. "Cook" until all of the sugar and salt is dissolved.

Meanwhile, place the grapes into a glass container. Pour the vinegar mixture over the top and cover. Refrigerate overnight. Will store up to 1 month in the refrigerator.