Thursday, October 21, 2010

Back to the Easel - Homesteadin' Series #1

Finally, after hubby's third surgical procedure and us both contracting the flu, I can get back to painting. I worked on this last night.... still needs some touch-up
The first in my "Homesteadin' " series, this series will be from familiar scenes in my kitchen and around our farm life.
"Can You Say Cheese?"

Oil on 3" x 4.5" stretched canvas

Recipe as follows;

1 gallon of fresh raw goat or cow milk, heated in my stainless steel pot to 185*. Add a flavor-cultue packet if desired, and 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or Real Lemon lemon juice concentrate. Stir and let set 10 min.
Scoop into a cheese-cloth lined colinder to drain, and then hang to finish draining. I let it hang for about 4 hrs or until it finishes dripping.
Take down and put in bowl. Add 1 tsp salt and stir in some chopped or dried chives and garlic for a wonderful spread for crackers! Refridgerate. It will keep about a week.
Happy painting!