Inspired by my favourite book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, I have decided to take on a bit more of a challenge with my food sourcing, preparing and eating habits. Being more conscious and resourceful is something I feel really strongly about but have not really practiced these habits when it comes to what I eat. Over the summer I managed to live off 80% locally grown/produced food, but winter is a little harder! Although, having just moved to Hawkes Bay I have actually made things a whole lot easier..
In the following weeks I will be posting photos of my efforts, along with re-reading A,V,M and another goody from the Riverford farm so this could get intense!!!
This week I found my new milk supplier! Stoked! This milk is fresher than fresh, and if I leave it to settle in the fridge overnight, by morning I get a nice cream top perfect for making butter. Livin' the dream yeowwww!
Butter is so simple to make!
Grab a jar for your cream, add some salt and shake! Once it develops its colour and form, pour off the liquid into a separate container. Give your butter a wash and squeeze (!) with cold water. Then the residue liquid can be added to the container and shizaammm you have buttermilk too!!