Tuesday, April 13, 2010

They're Not All Winners

I'm having a little laugh at myself this morning and thought I'd invite you to join in the fun.  I was playing with my birch ring brooch concept, and wanted to have a birch ring within a birch ring.  I was going along, la di dah, when I looked down and saw a big wooly eye staring at me instead of the fabulous brooch I had envisioned.  AN EYE. 
Wait!  If I turn it the other way, it sort of looks like a papoose.   Or an eye at an angle.  Not quite what I was going for.  Maybe if I avoid using eye colors on the next one....or maybe they're all going to look like eyes to me... I don't know.  Maybe I should make two of them and wear them on the back of my hat so my kids really think I have eyes on the back of my head.

Anyway, it was a concept I had to try.

On another note, after an initial unsuccessful attempt at cheese-making, I am proud to say that I made a ball of, what is quite possibly, the tastiest mozzarella cheese in all of Minnesota last night.  Using my handy-dandy kit from UrbanCheesecraft, and a gallon of non-homegenized, Minnesota-grown, organic whole milk from Cedar Summit Farm that I purchased at our tiny little local food co-op (which just moved to a more convenient location, I'll add) this weekend.  Success!  My first try involved a Wal-Mart brand milk and I suspect it is ultra-pasteurized which extends shelf-life but doesn't do much for cheese-making.

I paired the cheese with some toasted french bread, a sun-dried tomato spread I made ( minced sun-drieds, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar - yum!) and some diced tomatoes and garlic.  Oh so tasty.  If you've been on the fence about trying cheese-making, you should really try it.  The mozzarella came together so quickly and easily that I can't believe I didn't try it sooner.

Sorry, there are no pictures of the cheese, it was devoured before I could capture it.

Have a happy Tuesday, everyone.


antilight said...

It would be funny if you do a yellow circle inside, it would resemble a fried egg :)

Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

come on, girl, you managed to make me hungry, and that's not fair ! LOL That sounds soooo delicious !!

concerning the EYE brooch ... well, they could be used in other situations, like in a shop display, that would be fun !

many hugs xoxo

KarenB said...

I think your idea just needs a little tweaking. Like you said, avoid using eye colors and it might be just great. I'm also sad that you didn't take pictures of the cheese making. I think you should try again. ;-) Sounds very, very good.

Andrea said...

Green eggs and Ham (aka...Your fun...) anyone?
Lovely post...Real.

Colleen said...

The Green eggs and ham approach is where I went with it too. Maybe it would be a nice teacher gift on Dr. Susses's birthday! :)

Jemjoop said...

I see it now. From the icon pic I thought you were doing avocados again over here ;D
Congrats on the cheese success!

*Alex* said...

It reminds me of an oyster...is that weird?

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a golf green surrounded by a giant sand trap!


Margie Oomen said...

green yolk fried egg without the ham


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