Gossamer Tapestry

Reflections on conservation, butterflies, and ecology in the nation's heartland

Friday, December 25, 2009

Holiday Creations

I've been working for some time now for cheese to accompany me home for the holidays. This is the first year that I have been able to create a cheese flight for Christmas Eve. I began a blue cheese way back last summer, a Gouda around Labor Day, and a Camembert just a few weeks ago. I was especially eager to try the Gouda, as it's the first one that I have made with the Guernsey milk (verdict: better, but still not what I'm looking for).

The Flight (l-r): Karner Bleu, Gouda, Camembert

Chilmark Girl gave me a beautiful porcelain tray for my birthday. It set the cheese flight off nicely.

Jan Hagels

I made Jan Hagels again this year- a perennial favorite (the link will get you to the recipe)

Th Sally Lunn bread came out much better than last year.

Today, Chilmark Girl was typically adept in creating a Christmas feast featuring herbed rack of lamb. I've only been home a few days, and have already eaten far too much. I hope all of my readers have had a fine day.

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At 09:54, Blogger robin andrea said...

Your cheeses and baked goods look delicious, doug. Very inspiring. I think I'd like to try cheesemaking when we finally settle down. That gouda looks so tasty.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas day.

At 14:58, Blogger Floridacracker said...

I gathered some fresh coontie seeds today. Will try to get some of them in the mail soon.

At 17:21, Anonymous Mark H said...

Woohoo.....a reminder from Doug...we bought cooler, etc., all last summer. Have we MADE cheese yet? NO. Maybe in January after the tree's all put away, etc. YOUR traveling Food looks wonderful. Maybe next time you fly west you can bring a case full of the same items? Hah. We'll make your Jans Hegels in January.

At 22:31, Blogger Ur-spo said...

I would give my Right arm for some gouda !


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