Kelle’s whiskey cheese

After making a double batch of Caerphilly I had enough curds left over for a small 1 pound round that I could use for another experimental cheese.  This one will be a whiskey soaked Caerphilly then aged for at least three months.  It would probably be better aged out to a sharp cheese, but I would like to have this ready to taste test by Christmas time.

1 lb wheel of caerphilly soaking in whiskey
1 lb wheel of Caerphilly soaking in whiskey
My cheap bottle of whiskey to soak the cheese in
My cheap bottle of whiskey to soak the cheese in

 

Homemade Hummus

I don’t know why anyone would ever buy hummus considering how easy it is to make.  I made up this batch in less than 5 minutes and most of that was opening a can of garbonzo beans and cutting up the two peppers.

Garden fresh hummus recipe

  • 1 12 oz can of garbonzo beans with liquid
  • 2 banana peppers
  • 1 flower head of garlic (i have fresh but 4 cloves of garlic work just as well
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp of tahini (roasted and ground sesame seeds.  Tastes good even if you don’t add it)

Add all ingredients including liquid from can of beans into a small food processor or blender.  Blend until smooth.  And these you have a quick batch of hummus as a dip or I use mine as a spread on sandwiches.

This is the flowering top of a head of italian garlic.  They are just tiny cloves of garlic that you can plant or eat.  usually they are a bit milder then the cloves
This is the flowering top of a head of italian garlic. They are just tiny cloves of garlic that you can plant or eat. usually they are a bit milder then the cloves
Two peppers fresh out of the garden
Two peppers fresh out of the garden