Tomato and mozzarella salad. A little fresh basil, some olive oil and some Balsamic vinegar and it's freaking delicious! Seriously simple and fantastic.
|I stole this image from the internet since I didn't make it just for the sake of this blog.|
I checked it out.
Then I checked it out again, and printed it.
Then I started shopping.
There were two items on the list that I didn't have in my pantry. Rennet and citric acid. The rennet was easy enough to get at my regular grocery store, the citric acid was another story.
I tried every local grocery store and then started scouring the internet. What else could it be used for? Would a different kind of store have it?
I found mention of it being used in beer making so I tried the local homemade beer supply store and they looked like I was insane. I was going to try the whole foods place but since it is so far away I called first.
Good thing. They didn't have it either.
Finally I gave up and ordered the dam thing off the internet. It will be here Thursday.
Then today I stopped into Lowes to get something completely unrelated to cheese making and there it was. Tucked in with the bug killers and the patio furniture.
|CITRIC ACID, apparently its for canning and not for body disposal.|
So what I'm saving is I will be making fresh mozzarella tomorrow and I really hope it goes well because now I have a lot of citric acid and I have no intention to start canning, zombie Apocalypse not with standing.
I'll let you know.
On a side note the South is a funny place.
Also at Lowes were numerous squirrel feeders:
What is that all about? Up North we try our best to get rid of them.
Unless it's just to draw them closer?
Ah ha, well played South. Well played. I won't underestimate you again.