Friday, November 15, 2013

Simple Homemade Organic Middle Eastern Cheese

Making cheese at home is easier than you ever thought! I love cheese, well I adore cheese, cheese shall be in my will! Having said so, I must direct your attention to the fact that cheese can be made at home, from organic, 2% milk and the best thing is that it does not require a lot of work from your part. The cheese needs some time to be ready but you can be out and about, no need to babysit this one. One of my favorite things about this cheese is that you can use the whey you get from straining your homemade yogurt (read here how to make your own organic yogurt) when making Labneh, or Kefir Cheese (read here how to make organic Labneh). I know that you can use the whey in pickling which is on my to do list, but I just love how my pickled turnips turn out using the traditional Middle Eastern method of pickling (read here how to pickle turnips). I decided to research other ways of using this glorious whey. Making Cheese! Who knew!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Handmade Classroom Halloween Decorations

What a fun week we had! It was the usual crazy busy week with preschool, art class, dance class, gym class, Sunday Arabic class and to top it all, it was Halloween! Alya loves Halloween and she made me become fond of it too. I am blessed because she does not care about eating the Halloween candy at least for now. Instead she is content counting, sorting and matching the pieces, and playing candy store with us. Sometimes, she asks for permission to eat a piece of candy after lunch and she usually eats only half.