Mosaic Monday is hosted by the lovely Mary.
Each mosaic is different. Each a story to tell.
You'll enjoy visiting - I promise!
This week I have a story to tell - all about curds and whey.
Curds and whey, you say?!!!!
Mr. Dragon and I had lunch with some dear friends last week and the subject of curds and whey came up. Really!
Someone asked just what is curds and whey and I said, without a moments hesitation, milk products!
Which led me to talking about my Grandfather and his ranch.
Curds are a dairy product obtained by curdling (coagulating) milk with rennet or an edible acidic substance such as lemon juice or vinegar and then draining off the liquid portion (called whey). Milk that has been left to sour (raw milk alone or pasteurized milk with added lactic acid bacteria or yeast) will also naturally produce curds, and sour milk is produced this way.
I remember Mother Mary making her own butter. The cream rising to the top of the milk. Buttermilk. Homemade ice cream. Nothing tastes like fresh milk. Delicious!