June 14: Mozzarela and June 15: planning to be creative

June 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

But first, here are the cards we made for J’s teachers. We will miss them greatly. Next year,  he will be in a different class (he is in a Montessori school, where kids stay with teachers for at least two years), and I don’t know if anyone will be so patient with him as his teacher and her aide were. They touched him and me both deeply.

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Yesterday was my second attempt at making mozzarella, and though it doesn’t quite look or taste like it’s supposed to, it’s not bad. It’s complicated to make, though. You have to knead the curds in hot whey until they are stretchy. Let’s just say that I never reached that stage.

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here are curds before kneading

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and after.

The cheese tastes great in a salad from our homegrown greens. We almost have this urban farming thing down…

Today I was recovering from a migraine which meant no looking at screens. Instead, I packed for our upcoming trip to the Motherland, which will take place in two weeks. It was especially important to pack art supplies. That was my creative act for today. It had to be small, light, and fun for both J. and me. So we got

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lots of goodies: glue, scissors, a journal, sewing, knitting, felt, sticky notes, sharpies… We are prepared!

 

 

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