Susan Pruitt wrote: My concern even in my pantry for short-term storage, aside from moisture, is getting rid of weevils and any other wormy and mothy things in in my nuts and grains and flour. I experimented yesterday with heating the rice per instructions in the link below, and then steamed it as usual for dinner. I was a little afraid it would render the grains too dead to fluff up but it came out fine. I wonder if that also would extend the life by removing some of the moisture before mylar bagging. Not sure how you could do that easily with your 50-pound bags.
Coconut cream cheese
1 can coconut milk (not low fat), very well chilled - I use Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk
1-3 capsules non-dairy probiotic - powder only
1 1/4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
pinch of kosher salt
Carefully remove the chilled can of coconut milk from the refrigerator, using care not to tip or shake the can. You want to keep the solid milk separate from the coconut water.
Open the can and, using a knife, trim around the edges of the can to loosen the solid milk. Slide the milk out without tipping the can. Place the solid milk into a bowl. Reserve the coconut water for smoothies or shakes, if desired.
Add the probiotic powder OR the lemon juice and salt to the coconut milk. Stir well to combine.
Place coconut milk mixture into a nut bag nestled inside a coffee-filter-lined strainer over a bowl. Cover with a coffee filter, if desired.
Place in a cool, dark place, such as the microwave or oven. Let sit for 24-36 hours to drip off the excess liquid and become cultured. Taste after 24 hours to check the tang level. The longer it sits, the more the tang will develop. Don't go past 36 hours.
Transfer the creamy, semi-firm mixture to a container with a lid. If you wish to flavor your cream cheese, this is when you stir in your "add-ins". Cover bowl and store in fridge for at least 6 hours to allow cream cheese to solidify and chill.
Ready to serve when firm.
raven ranson wrote:
We have a small problem with one of our neighbours who enjoys chopping down my nettle patch just prior to harvest, so I haven't been able to harvest a significant amount yet.
Unpaid harvester The problem may be the solution!!
Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Did you explain your neighbour about the purpose of the nettles? Then if he still chops them down, he's a ......
Chris Kott wrote:
I would also like LEDs to shed the trappings of incandescent bulb fixture design for more amorphous design. All the failings of LEDs, in my opinion, have to do with making them fit incandescent bulb infrastructure.