I don’t do well eating sandwiches. The effort sooner or later ends up a disaster. Sometimes I lose control and the whole thing falls apart on the very first bite. Might as well get out the knife and fork at the outset. Sometimes food is all about the pleasure. Meal after meal of healthful eating … More Hot (Cheesy) Dawg!
If you clicked on this post hoping to read about a delicious healthy breakfast you would only be half right, the correct half being that it was delicious. To not totally disappoint, let me show you a couple photos of my last meal which was indeed healthy (and delicious). Then, if you wish, you may … More Eggs, Potatoes & Mushrooms With Sage Derby Cheese
Overnight freezing rain changed to light snow which gave way to sunshine but persistent cold temperatures. What is it about a cold wintry day that entices one to indulge one’s appetite? Of course, we were comfortable and warm by the wood fire in our humble abode. Faye mentioned that she was getting hungry, so I asked … More Mushroom Sandwich With Jalapeño Cheese Sauce
Since my recent self introduction to polenta I have been determined to kick it up a notch (sorry Emeril). I may have kicked it all the way out of the healthy eating department. So beware. After charring and removing the skin and seeds from a poblano chili pepper I sautéed it in a little olive oil … More Poblano Polenta With Cheesy Spinach & Burger Sauce
Sometimes I can’t resist indulging my penchant for cheese.
With milk nearing the expiration date it was time to make paneer again. This time, as the milk was slowly heating, I infused it with dried ancho chilis, cumin seeds and salt. When it was sufficiently flavored I strained out the peppers and most of the seeds, allowing a few cumin seeds to remain. The … More Ancho Chile & Cumin Infused Paneer
We left the house about daybreak this morning and drove up into the North Carolina mountains to obtain some English Farmstead Cheese. It was a pleasant drive to the farm store near Lynville Gorge. After making our purchase we had time to take a tour of the Lynville Caverns before heading back home. We are … More English Farmstead Cheese
I figured it was time we enjoyed some of that buffalo cheese we got at the Fading D Farm over a week ago. The cheeses made at Fading D Farm are made to resemble various Italian cheeses, but since cheeses are often named after the local where they are produced Fading D must come up … More Breakfast Hoagie
It was another fun day for us driving through the countryside enjoying the scenery. This time we had a destination, the Fading D Farm, about an hour and a half drive from home. They raise water buffalo and make various gourmet cheeses from the milk. They hope to offer tours of their farm in … More Fading D Farm Water Buffalo Gourmet Cheeses
I noticed the 2% milk in the refrigerator was on the verge of going out of date and there was still about half a quart left. Even though we had a morning appointment more than an hour drive away I had plenty of time to make paneer. I heated the milk to 180ºF and added … More Paneer