How to Pack a Dopp Kit (aka Toiletry Bag) for When You Won’t be Sleeping at Home The New Gerber Explore Collection Offers Up Great Holiday (or Anytime) Gift Ideas 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts We don’t know about you, but we love cheese. We love eating it in sandwiches, salads, on pizza, and with crackers. Also, we don’t care how stinky it is. With the holidays just around the corner, what better way to show up to a holiday potluck than with some homemade cheese? Homemade cheese, you ask? Yes, you don’t have to be like the founders of San Francisco’s famed Cowgirl Creamery and hone your craft for many years. All you have to do is purchase a Roaring Brook Dairy Mozzarella Cheesemaking Kit.Once you get the kit, it’s pretty easy. Just pick up a gallon of milk from the grocery store — we prefer the organic variety — and if you want flavored cheese, get any herbs you want to use to add a little extra spunk. Now once you get home, pull out your kit and get out the directions. Now prepare the rennet water solution and the citric acid solution as directed. Next, get a huge pot and pour the milk — not the ultra-pasteurized variety — into it. Boil it to 85 degrees and stir in the citric acid mixture. When it rises to 100, stir in the rennet mixture and then use and up and down motion to mix everything up well. You’ll start to see that curds and whey that would make Little Miss Muffet envious. Check on the curds, and when they bounce back drain the whey out with a strainer. Next, use a colander to get rid of more whey. Next you go through a microwaving process of heating and draining out more whey. Keep on repeating until the curds have hardly any whey left, then add salt and if you want, herbs like dill or basil.Microwave again, and then knead knead knead until it gets to a nice consistency, mix it into one ball or several and knot — the kit yields four pounds. Either mix it up with some tomatoes and olive oil for a nice salad, or heck, bring it to your next holiday function. We promise your friends will be quite impressed when you show up with your very own artisanal ball of cheese.Roaring Brook Dairy Mozzarella Cheesemaking Kit, $17.99 at amazon.com. Editors’ Recommendations Say Cheese: Your Guide to the Most Popular Cheeses in America How to Get Rid of Cigar Breath, Smell, and Smoke
Vandals have targeted multiple areas in Waterford including the Waterford Lions Park, Waterford Lions Community Centre and downtown Waterford.Police were contacted on April 17 around 8 a.m. by an employee of Norfolk County Parks and Recreation reporting graffiti on several buildings and signs.Norfolk OPP have released images of the damage. If anyone recognizes the writing they are being asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.Vehicle passes stopped school busA vehicle passed a stopped school bus on Golden Meadow Drive in Port Dover on April 16 between 8 and 8:30 a.m.The vehicle is being described as silver in colour.Police remind drivers of the rules of the road. Drivers approaching a stopped school bus with its overhead red signal-light flashing and the stop arm extended need to stop and not pass until the bus starts moving again.Vehicle owners should be aware that if the driver cannot be identified, the fine is given to the owner of the vehicle.“This law is in place to protect our most valuable resource, young children. Passing a stopped school bus is not only against the law; it is a potential lethal decision. Taking a few extra minutes behind a stopped school bus can prevent lifelong regret of injuring or killing a child.” said Inspector Joseph Varga, Detachment Commander, Norfolk County OPP in a press release.