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!


  1. Mmmm... looks good enough to eat! Well, at least my memory of your cheese makes me thing that. :-) Great painting though!

  2. Love this!!! Never tried my hand at making cheese. Probably never will :o) !

  3. Love It... Your work is always BEAUTIFUL :)

  4. What ya'll got slammed! Hope everyone is on the mend.

    Cheesemaking is on my list. Still looking for the main ingredients ... organic milk.

    love the painting!

  5. Wonderful!!!

    And glad everyone is on the mend - Don just came home from work with the flu - ugh.

  6. Sunny - sorry to hear ya'll were sick! Bummer! I'm glad you're back to painting again!

    Ah, now you're doing wonderful little miniatures! I've thought of that often when I'm pressed for time. Can't wait to see the rest of your series of farm scenes!

    And I'm going to try the cheese one of these days - I think I located a dairy not too far away where I can get some fresh milk!

    Happy painting!

  7. You have been doing some wonderful work lately, nice to get caught up. The cheese spread sounds yummy. I hope things are ok with your hubby now.

  8. beautiful painting Sunny! so glad you are well and are back painting. thanks for the recipe too!

  9. very nice. The recipe is a good touch too. Loved your recent post of the chickens. I can see them doing their gosssip thing. Great concept.
    Hope your husband is on the mend.
    God bless,

  10. Hi! Just found your blog from Gotta Dig It. Making cheese is on my list of things to do this year, but am having a hard time finding the raw milk. I wonder if it would turn out if I used a good quality milk from a health food store?
    Really nice picture. Loved the recipe that you added. Great idea.


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