My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

The Cheese Stands Alone

Yesterday I made cheese from my homemade yogurt and boy howdy! Is that stuff ever yummy! Move over, cream cheese.

My yogurt maker is this one: the YoGourmet Yogurt Maker. (I know you can make yogurt in a slow cooker, but this baby has a much smaller footprint which is great for my small kitchen.) I bought an extra jar for it too.

And although I know that I can make cheese with the help of cheesecloth, I bought this little yogurt cheese maker. No fuss, no muss!

I realize that this has nothing to do with knitting but I got some emails asking about my yogurt maker.

I use fat-free milk, so (guided by the instruction booklet that came with the yogurt maker) I add some fat-free milk powder while heating the milk, to make the resulting yogurt thicker. You can also add unflavored gelatin as well. I do that for batches I am making that I am not using to make cheese — you don’t want to use gelatin there.

I’m thinking about adding herbs and stuff to my yogurt cheese to make my own Boursin-like concoction. Nom!

And I am still knitting along on my Chevron Stole, albeit rather slowly.

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Lucy sez:

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“Did you make a mistake here?”