the weekly blizzard have now turned into every other day blizzards and weather …. and in the meantime … good things are happening indoors …
Homemade Ri-Cot -Ta (or ricotta) … the recipe is too simple
2 quarts whole milk
1 cup cream (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 table spoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
Bring milk (and cream) and salt to gentle rolling boil in a 6 quart heavy pot over moderate heat. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching. Add lemon juice and reduce heat to low and simmer for about two minutes until the mixture currdles.
Pour into cheese-cloth lined sieve and let drain about one hour. (it’s all ready for a warm winter meal or two… maybe lasagna … we made manicotti, homemade ravioli and white pizza)
even for a little teapot enjoys handmade coziness as the snow falls
I wonder if King Winter has know our wearied selves too well … and laid down blanket after blanket of winter white snow …. that we might inside our warm homes a bit longer stay so that might rest and enjoy more deliciousness….