Five days straight–and we’re back!
Throughout the five days, Maia flitted around in her superhero cape, darting into the studio at any opportunity.
In the two days of cheesemaking workshops, we milked Glory Bee, made two hard cheeses, mozzarella, queso fresco, lactic cheese, panir (pan-fried, that was an experience I’ll have to go into another time), ricotta, yogurt, and butter.
There was a lot of milk involved, and it went fast as we started working.
On the baking day, Saturday, we made biscuits, Grandmother Bread, herb bread, whole grain bread, and apple pies.
LauraP, who was teaching the workshops with me all five days, demonstrated grinding grain. And here is proof I was actually there–that’s me in the boots. (Photo taken by Jerry Waters, who stopped by.)
There was also a lot of playing with dough, braiding, shaping, twisting, and some attendees even made dough into bunny rabbits.
I somehow didn’t manage to get a pic of the bunny breads. (Sorry!) We ate a LOT of pie, every day, with homemade ice cream.
Apple bread with lactic cheese made during the cheesemaking workshops:
Several attendees brought their aprons with them, and this one ended up on Maia.
In the two days of herbals and soap, attendees took a nature walk to collect wild edibles and herbs, made soap, sugar scrub cubes, lotion, tinctures, teas, salves, and lozenges, propagated rosemary, and discussed medicinal herbs.
Chicks in the road!
Preparing to dehydrate rose petals and mint collected from my garden. (LOVE that pink hat!!)
All the pretty soaps:
And more pretty soaps:
We had so much fun. It was exhausting, and I think the attendees were as tired as we were. We certainly made them work hard enough! Thank you so much to every attendee who was here–we had a packed house every day and it was an incredible, vivacious bunch. Extra thanks to LauraP, who came from Missouri to teach with me and share her amazing knowledge.
Stay tuned for an announcement about upcoming workshops.
Maia would love to see you!