A quick story

Our kitchen still isn’t finished. Tomorrow, I’m told. I can’t wait to show you. In the meantime…

Two days ago I got drunk and made cookies for my visiting cousin and husband. I made a LOT of cookies.
Yesterday, the cabinet man was in the kitchen working on finishing touches. I told him “Hey, take some of these cookies home with you. We don’t need the calories.”
He laughed and said he would. He then handed me a package that had come while I was out. I opened it right there in front of him. It was 15 lbs of heritage pork fat. Less than 2 minutes after I had self-righteously announced that we needed fewer calories. Win.
On the bright side, I’m hosting a sausage fest. Not the kind where it’s all dudes and one girl. The kind where multiple people with Kitchenaids and meat grinders show up and we make varieties of sausages. I’m excited.
And I bought a milking with a friend, so I’ll be getting a whole bunch of raw cream, creme fraiche, and freshly-churned butter to play with. I’m thinking the raw cream and milk is going to get turned into a cheese project. Stay tuned!

2 thoughts on “A quick story”

  1. I can't wait to see pics of the new kitchen! I thought your old kitchen was pretty sweet, considering that our 'hood fan' is a creaky little contraption stuck under the microwave and our oven can only hold one cookie sheet at a time.

    Also, where can I find a friend like you who hosts sausage parties?? I could rustle up a good group to attend and eat sausages with us, but the sausage making…not so likely.

    Final note of jealousy: things like fresh unpasteurized milk do not exist in Canada. If you sell yourself to a farmer you MAY (unlikely, but possible) be able to get some black market milk under the table, but that's it. Is a stop at Glengarry or New England cheesemaking supplies in your future?

  2. Homemade cheese is amazing. I had no idea you could go direct to a farm and rent a cow for milking… so do you get a week's worth, or how does that work?

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