|In the process of becoming cheese for lasagna.|
It all commenced with a late night mozzarella cheese making session, that went on way too long. (In preparation for the upcoming Sunday's Italian feast.) Do I sense a trend in Urban Homesteading? Very time-comsuming.
You may have heard about Saturday. Wow! It was an epic day of homesteading.
|The best deal at the market, $2.00/lb|
|Local potatoes at the market.|
A side trip to a lovely Ace Hardware in Maple Leaf came with the overwhelming realization that fall has come to Seattle. The streets up north were lined with leaves that had fallen and as we drove, the leaves continued to fall on the car like rain. The hardware store is a great place for canning supplies, I just wish we had a cute little place like that on Capitol Hill.
Onto the Farmer's Market where we purchased 30 pounds of tomatoes, local and possibly organic. In all, after I bought the cans and my share of tomatoes, I spent $49.00 for the complete canning experience I was embarking on. It seemed like a lot, and had me wishing I lived in New Jersey or somewhere else where tomatoes are plentiful this time of year.
|Food mill + Tomatoes = yummy mess.|
|The orgasmic poutine.|
Soccer and more soccer. And then home by 5:30pm and fresh made, totally and completely from scratch lasagna and pesto fettuccine with green salad on the table by 8pm.
I made lasagna noodles and fettuccine! I whipped up a basil pesto from the gardens out front. The lasagna was like to other I had ever made. The noodles were so thin, and the cheese (remember, we made the cheese Friday night) didn't totally melt and I didn't have the usual amount of ricotta since I was working with the leftover whey to get it. But it was very, very satisfying. And I can't wait to make pasta again.