It's that time of year again and we hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! We have gift cards available if you are still searching for the perfect gift for your loved ones. Please contact Kris as soon as possible to get them before Christmas. Another option is to get some delicious homemade marinated feta.
If by chance any of you get a gift of Marinated Feta Cheese for Christmas there are several great ways to incorporate it in your holiday dinner. First off, if the cheese disappears before all the extra virgin organic olive oil, never pitch it. It is great on veggies, poured over a roast before roasting, or used with the cheese on a salad. It makes a great dressing for your salad added with a splash of balsamic vinegar or just with the olive oil and spices all by itself.
For Christmas dinner mix a large bowl of salad greens, toss in some crispy pecans soaked in cheese whey (recipes for crispy nuts of all kinds are in Traditional Cooking, by Sally Falon Moral). Chop up some of that wonderful Craft Farm cabbage, add an avocado or two and a hand full of sliced fresh strawberries or blueberries, and wal-laa you have a quick and delicious Christmas dinner salad.
The Marinated Feta will keep quite a while on the counter. We've had it hidden for several weeks and it is still yummy; the whey settles in the bottom with all the spices and gets more flavorful the longer it sits. Now if you have a quart put just a little in a tiny jar to leave sitting out. Store the rest in the refrigerator up to six months. The oil solidifies in the fridge but when you put it on the counter it quickly becomes liquid again.
Lastly I just want to remind everyone of the cheese making class we will be having on February 4th! More information will be available soon! If you have any questions please contact Kris.
As always, thanks for your interest in Diamond S Delights! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!