The Zarb Homestead

Living natural and healthy on a simple budget

Project 365: Weeks 6 & 7 February 17, 2013


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Heidi cat giving us her profile

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My new purse from Earthbound Trading Company

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My rose my father-in-law gave me

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My Valentines Day Orchids  from my husband

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If it fits it ships

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Spending the day at the parents house and hanging out with Gizmo

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My Valentines Day steak dinner my husband cooked me

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Mr. Mal rocking his tie dye shirt

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Horseback riding in the mountains

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I have been working on my sewing area, starting to look good

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Clean tank, well it doesn’t look clean until the next day

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Homemade sticky buns

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Weenier dog race at the Ice Bears Hockey game

 

Project 365: Week 47 December 3, 2012


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Checking out the beautiful moon

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Homemade laundry detergent

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My beautiful flowers from Maria’s dad on Thanksgiving

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Mr Mal is all nice and clean along with a little hair trimmings

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Saw this online and all I could think of what prank could I pull with this stuff 😉

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Cinnamon swirl beard! Yummy!

 

How to Make Homemade Cheese July 2, 2012


In my last post I showed you how to make homemade butter from the cream that was on top of my raw milk. Well now I am making cheese from the leftover milk.

Start with a large pot. Rinse with water to help prevent the milk from burning.

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Pour about 1/2 gallon of milk and start to cook on medium high.

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While that is getting started get your vinegar ready. You will need about 1/4 cup. (Please note I have more measured because I put in about 1 1/2 gallons of milk)

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Once your milk has reached 182 degrees take it off the stove.

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Add your vinegar. The milk with separate fast into curds and whey.

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Use a cheese cloth to drain the mixture.

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You should be left with whey on the bottom and curds in the cloth.

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Wrap the cheese in the cloth and drain as much water out as you can.

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Let the rest drain in the refrigerator for a few hours. This is a very bland cheese after I tasted it. I need to find a whey 😉 to add some flavor.

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You can store your whey and use it for other things. I am keeping mine to add to dry dog food.

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Recipe – Drunken Noodles -Yummy! May 14, 2012

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I use my fresh basil

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  • 2 14-ounce packages 1/4-inch-wide flat rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 12 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Thai chiles (I used Thai Chili Paste)
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup black soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 large plum tomatoes, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 2 green bell peppers (about 12 ounces total), cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup fresh Thai basil leaves or regular basil leaves
  • 1 cup of bean sprouts

Cook noodles in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring frequently. Drain.

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Meanwhile, heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and Thai chiles; sauté 30 seconds.

Add chicken and the next 4 ingredients and sauté until chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add noodles, tomatoes, and Anaheim chiles; toss to coat. Transfer to large platter, sprinkle with basil leaves, and serve.

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If you really like hot stuff I put in 4 tablespoons

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This is the fish sauce. I used Oyster sauce 1/4 cup

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This is the finish product. It was very good, still missing something and couldn’t put my finger on it. I am trying to get it as good as Taste of Thai’s maybe I should just ask what they use.