Sunday, November 7, 2010

Homemade Mozzarella with Garden-Fresh Tomatoes and Marjoram

Homemade Mozzarella with Tomatoes and Marjoram

Even though we didn't get started on our garden plot until early September, we still wanted to give tomatoes a shot. We planted some varieties known to tolerate colder weather (Early Girl, Siletz, Glacier) , and were lucky to get some help from late season warm weather.

While we haven't gotten a ton of tomatoes, the ones we have are very tasty. Yesterday, Sherry made up a batch of fresh mozzarella to enjoy with some of them. We didn't have any basil on hand, so we picked some sprigs of marjoram from our patio.

Homemade Mozzarella with Tomatoes and Marjoram

Sherry has had trouble making mozzarella in the past, but this batch came out perfectly. It is really easy to make (when it works). If you are interested in giving it a try, stop by our friends' new cheese and wine making shop, Curds and Wine when it opens this Thursday and get yourself some cheese making supplies.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks fantastic! Hmm, homemade mozzarella. Another thing I'll have to consider giving it a try. Sounds kind of fun.

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  2. Hi Carol - do give it a try. Just be prepared for possible failure, as it often doesn't "set up" properly.

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  3. I love making cheese! It's not as bad as it looks.

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  4. Thanks for the shout-out for the shop! And I agree with Gail, making cheese is not as bad as it looks, though making mozzarella still stresses me out. I'll see you guys at Curds and Wine!

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  5. Early girls and fresh homemade mozzarella? Yum!!!

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