Showing posts from March, 2015

Lately: Early March Edition

I recently took a cheese-making class and learned how to make mozzarella and ricotta. And you know what? It's surprisingly easy! The most important thing is to get the temperature of the milk right. (Our first batch of mozzarella failed because the milk wasn't warm enough.) I'm already dreaming of making pizza this summer with fresh cheese and just-picked tomatoes and basil from our garden.

Valentine's weekend I made a really amazing dessert. It's rich and chocolate-ly and very easy to put together. I followed this recipe for Chocolate Pot de Créme and used Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa for the chocolate. I think using high-quality chocolate is key. 

And speaking of chocolate, I found a new favorite. I normally don't buy flavored chocolate so I'm not sure what possessed me to buy this but I'm so glad that I did!

I've been bit hard by the travel bug. Maybe I'm just sick of winter and ready to get out of town but I can't seem to stay off of travel s…