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How to Make Cream Cheese at Home

How to Make Cream Cheese at Home
After having nailed — if I do say so myself — how to make homemade goat cheese chèvre style, my confidence as an amateur cheesemaker has soared. In fact, for the past few months, every time I open the fridge, I can hear the collective gasp of all liquid dairy products. And they’re right to tremble in fear; my refrigerator has become the place where milks and creams from different animal species come to curdle and age. Homemade cream cheese is my latest project. Boasting freshness, creaminess, and a bit of tang, freshly-made cream cheese has completely ruined me for commercial cream cheese. And this is when knowing how to make your own cream cheese comes in handy. I got help from Chef Grégoire Michaud‘s latest book, “Got Cheese?” [Added June 6th, 2011: Quite a few readers have told me about an easier way of making cream cheese which doesn't involve heating or the use of rennet. How to Make Cream Cheese at Home:Adapted from Got Cheese? Method:

Twelve Virtues of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky by Eliezer Yudkowsky The first virtue is curiosity. A burning itch to know is higher than a solemn vow to pursue truth. To feel the burning itch of curiosity requires both that you be ignorant, and that you desire to relinquish your ignorance. If in your heart you believe you already know, or if in your heart you do not wish to know, then your questioning will be purposeless and your skills without direction. The second virtue is relinquishment. The third virtue is lightness. The fourth virtue is evenness. The fifth virtue is argument. The sixth virtue is empiricism. The seventh virtue is simplicity. The eighth virtue is humility. The ninth virtue is perfectionism. The tenth virtue is precision. The eleventh virtue is scholarship. Before these eleven virtues is a virtue which is nameless. Miyamoto Musashi wrote, in The Book of Five Rings: "The primary thing when you take a sword in your hands is your intention to cut the enemy, whatever the means.

Just Bento | a healthy meal in a box: great bento recipes, tips, and more Build a Cold Frame Using Old Windows You'll only need basic tools to build a cold frame. Since the cold frame will be pretty large, it's best to build it outside or in a garage, or you may not get it out the door... A hand-held drill (cordless or corded) A miter saw (powered is better, but you could do it with a hand saw and miter box) A jig saw, circular saw or table saw (really, anything that can cut large sheets of plywood) A screw driver A Tape Measure A marking implement of some sort A paint brush Two, Three or Four windows, with at least one dimension in common Some 2x2s (as required) Some 2x3s (as required) Some 2x4s (as required) Some inexpensive 1/8" or 1/4" plywood Exterior wood screws (deck screws) Exterior wood-sealing paint Some galvanized or brass hinges (may not be necessary if the hinges on the windows are still good) Some big, sturdy exterior-grade handles A tube of latex sealant A common heating vent (optional) I was fortunate enough to have a lot of the materials just lying around already.

La Cucina di Kat cubit: La Cucina di Kat: Crunchy Homemade Potato Chips in the Microwave! If I didn't try this myself, I would have never believed it was possible. A friend was telling me about this the other day and I'm like...ahhh, I don't know - how does something get crisp and brown in the Microwave? Usually the only thing I use the Microwave for is to heat up cold coffee, the odd left-over and microwave popcorn. Well, let me tell you, my skepticism did a 360 degree turn as these are absolutely delicious! Directions: Peel and slice your potato. In a Ziplock bag, place about a tablespoon of Oil. Grease a piece of Parchment paper. Place the potatoes into the Microwave. Take them out of the microwave and sprinkle with coarse salt! I am actually blown away by these. Hope you try them!

5 Mind-Bending Facts About Dreams | Lucid Dreams & Nightmares When your head hits the pillow, for many it's lights out for the conscious part of you. But the cells firing in your brain are very much awake, sparking enough energy to produce the sometimes vivid and sometimes downright haunted dreams that take place during the rapid-eye-movement stage of your sleep. Why do some people have nightmares while others really spend their nights in bliss? Like sleep, dreams are mysterious phenomena. But as scientists are able to probe deeper into our minds, they are finding some of those answers. Here's some of what we know about what goes on in dreamland. 1. As if nightmares weren't bad enough, a rare sleep disorder — called REM sleep behavior disorder — causes people to act out their dreams, sometimes with violent thrashes, kicks and screams. 2. Staying up late has its perks, but whimsical dreaming is not one of them. In the study 264 university students rated how often they experienced nightmares on a scale from 0 to 4, never to always, respectively. 3.

The Greatest Pasta Sauce You've Never Tasted Even transplanted Neapolitan restauranteurs seem to immediately delete it from their public repertoire when they set up restaurants outside of Naples or even outside of Italy. Is it because this sauce is too good to be shared with the outside world? Or could it be that proud Neapolitans don't want anyone to know that the tastiest sauce in Naples bears the name of faraway Genoa? The Genoese origins of this sauce are somewhat of a mystery. In the Renaissance period, Naples and Genoa were the two leading ports on the Italian boot and there was a lot of intermingling between the Neapolitans and Genoese. Some of the earliest forms of Genovese sauce in Naples were 16th century versions of French mirepoix (known in Cajun cuisine as The Holy Trinity), diced carrot, celery and onion stewed with a cut of beef or veal. Genovese sauce is rather easy to prepare but be ready to start it very early in the morning if you want to enjoy it for dinner. - 1 small-medium carrot, finely sliced.

World Without Cancer - - B17 Laetrile Vitamin B17 • Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC®) • Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acetate) • Prevenca Antioxidant Formula® • Daily Complete Multi Vitamin • Barley Grass (Just Barley® Juice) Accessory Metabolic Supplements (Not routinely prescribed but recommended) • Maximol (Neways International) • Revenol (Neways International) • Cascading Revenol • Cassie-Tea (Neways International) • Hawaiian Noni Juice (Neways International) • Purge / Feelin' Good (Neways International) • Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) Injectable (IV) B-17/Laetrile/Amygdalin In Mexico, vitamin B-17 in metabolic therapy is administered through intravenous injection for the initial 21 days (phase I) of treatment and then orally afterwards (Phase II) ( See Protocols ). 6 to 9 grams per day are used for the first 21 days in the Oasis of Hope hospital. Dr. *Manner, HW, Michaelson, TL, and DiSanti, SJ. B-17/Laetrile/Amygdalin Tablets Oral administration of Vitamin B-17 is the most convenient and frequently used method. Dr. 1. AHCC.

Basics: Cooking Japanese style brown rice on the stovetop in a pot As part of my weight loss efforts, not to mention generally trying to 'eat better', flirting with 'makurobi' (the Japanese word for macrobiotic, and also meaning a 'hipper' version of macrobiotic cooking) and such, I've been cooking more brown rice as opposed to polished white rice. Fortunately my rice cooker has a gen-mai (brown rice) cooking setting. If you don't have a rice cooker with this setting though, it can be a bit tricky to make brown rice that is soft and plump, sticky enough to stick together for things like rice balls (onigiri) and sushi rolls, and most importantly, cooked through properly with no raw center. After some trial and error, consulting many cookbooks and web pages, I've come up with a method which has proved to be pretty reliable. There is one caveat though: you need a really heavy bottomed, thick-walled pan. As an alternative, you can use a heavy cast-iron pot. Whatever pot you use, be sure it has a heavy, tight-fitting lid. Basic brown rice in a pot

A World Without People - In Focus For a number of reasons, natural and human, people have recently evacuated or otherwise abandoned a number of places around the world -- large and small, old and new. Gathering images of deserted areas into a single photo essay, one can get a sense of what the world might look like if humans were to vanish from the planet altogether. Collected here are recent scenes from nuclear-exclusion zones, blighted urban neighborhoods, towns where residents left to escape violence, unsold developments built during the real estate boom, ghost towns, and more. [41 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: A tree grows from the top of a chimney in an abandoned factory yard in Luque, on the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay, on October 2 , 2011. A bust of Confucius rests at an abandoned workshop in the town of Dangcheng in Quyang county, 240 km (150 miles) southwest of Beijing, on December 7, 2011. Ivy grows over a street in Tomioka town, Fukushima, northeastern Japan, on August 19, 2011.

Disease Prevention in Women Pictures Slideshow: Essential Screening Tests Every Woman Needs on MedicineNet 1) Medioimages/Photodisc 2) Scott Camazine/Phototake 3) Creatas 4) Steve Gschmeissner/Photo Reasearchers, Inc. 5) Pulse Picture Library/CMP Images 6) BISP/Phototake 7) Dr. Tony Brian/Photo Researchers Inc. 8) Phanie/Photo Researchers Inc. 9) Dr. Kenneth Greer/Visuals Unlimited 10) Lauren Shear/Photo Researchers, Inc. 11) Steve Cole / the Agency Collection 12) Jose Luis Pelaez/Blend Images 13) Zephyr/Photo Researchers, Inc. 14) Lester Lefkowitz/Photographer's Choice 15) ISM/Phototake 16) Pulse Picture Library/CMP Images / Phototake 17) Dr. David R. Phillips/Visuals Unlimited 18) Southern Illinois University/ Photo Researchers, Inc. 19) Banana Stock 20) ISM/Phototake 21) BSIP/Phototake 22) ISM/Phototake 23) Pulse Picture Library/ Phototake 24) ER Productions/Blend Images American Academy of Dermatology: "Skin cancer detection." American Cancer Society web site. American Diabetes Association web site. American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Statistics." Cowie, C. U.S. © 2011 WebMD, LLC.

Shopping Cart Build a Garden in One Day - How to Get Started One benefit of a raised bed is that you don't need to dig out all the grass. But you do need to keep grass at bay so it doesn't invade your new garden. So cover the ground with a biodegradable landscape fabric, sometimes called biodegradable weed fabric or organic weed control. When I built mine, I used the fabric method described here but still ended up with errant blades of grass poking up in the corners and in spots along the perimeter. Next, fill in the bed with topsoil until you're about 6 inches from the top.