Thursday, May 31, 2012

Making Homemade Cheese!

When my dear friend told me I could make homemade cheese, I could not believe it!  So to prove it to me, she came over and demonstrated her 5 minute cheesemaking technique!  The cheese only requires 2 ingredients: homo milk and vinegar (or lemon juice).

First, we boiled 2 litres of homo milk on the stovetop on a medium-to-high heat, stirring about once every 5 minutes.  Nothing hard about this. 

Next, when the milk was clearly boiling, we poured in 3/4 of a cup of vinegar. My friend told me that we could have used lemon juice instead of the vinegar.

As soon as the vinegar was poured into the boiling milk, the mixture began to curdle.  My friend cautioned me to make a small, stirring motion, so that the cheese would stay in large pieces, not small bits.

Next, we drained the milk of all vinegar.  This would have worked best with a cheesecloth, but I used a dishtowel lined in a strainer instead.  Voila!

The homemade cheese came out DELICIOUS!  It looked and tasted a lot like hot ricotta cheese.  It reminded me a lot like cheesecake, although no sugar (or other ingredients) were added.  (This cheese is also called cottage cheese or paneer.)

I am not sure if it was because a cheesecloth was not used, but I could taste a slight vinegar taste.  (It was still delicious, though.)  Therefore, I would recommend trying this recipe with 3/4 cup of lemon juice instead.

I was delighted to learn how to make homemade, delicious cheese in just minutes!  And it is packed with calcium.  Give the recipe a try and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

FREE Slurpee Day TODAY, 7-11 Stores Canada! (~OVER~)

~OVER~ Today (May 23 2012) is FREE Slurpee Day from 7-11 stores in Canada, from 11am-7pm.  First 1000 customers, size 7.11oz Slurpee.  Are you going to go?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's out there--or to those who want to be one one day!  Please take time to reflect on what motherhood means to you, and to be thankful for all your beautiful children.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

WINNERS ANNOUNCED WIN Tickets to Lovely Molly Advanced Screening (~OVER~)!

~OVER~  Winners announced in comments.

WIN 1 of 4 pairs of DOUBLE advanced movie screening passes to see the horror, Lovely Molly in TORONTO on Saturday May 26th, 2012.  Show starts late, so you can be fully creeped out!  From the makers of The Blair Witch Project & The Lord of the Rings.
How to WIN:
1)FOLLOW this blog (top right) OR 2)Follow @SnyMed on Twitter (middle right) OR 3)Add SnyMed to your circles on Google + (middle left).

2)COMMENT below HOW you follow (ie: on Google +, Twitter, etc) AND provide a way to contact you if you win (ie: @Twitter name, e-mail address or make sure Google + is hooked into e-mail). So many winners do not leave a way to contact them or do not check to see if they have won, and we are forced to choose a different winner.

Winners will be contacted by Monday May 21st, 2012, so please sure to check if you have won. Good luck!
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