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No, this isn't in fact my go at a sculpture of the original cover of The Female Eunuch, but CHEESE! I thought it'd be fun to make labna. That's labna, yes.

It's an Arabic yogurt cheese, basically. You take 2kg of yogurt(!), the rind and juice of a lemon, 75ml of olive oil, a sprig or two of thyme, a larger amount of chopped mint, a tablespoon of salt, mush it all together then shove it in a feminist leotard as above, and let it drip for *two whole days*.

I love things like this, where you have to live with something for two days before it's ready.

Then you roll up the cheese into little balls and shove it all in a jar of olive oil. I think I might put a few more sprigs of thyme and mint in the jar too. YUM. The oil can then be used in breadmaking.

I wish I could think of a use for the gunk that's dripping into the bowl. Any ideas?

Date: 2008-12-12 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Oh, and nice gusset. :-)

Date: 2008-12-12 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, thanks, I knew those old Primark pants would be useful for something.

Date: 2008-12-12 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Smegma-scented writing paper for perverts?

Date: 2008-12-12 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll get *Nobcheese Notations* up and running by the next tax year, just you watch!

Date: 2008-12-12 06:18 pm (UTC)
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It's a bit watery.
Smells lovely, though.

Date: 2008-12-12 07:00 pm (UTC)
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I showed Natasha, (Mrs whizzer), this. We will be making. Need to get jars, but Dermot. Thanks for posting this.

BTW, I had to move your postcards yesterday, and I just sat for ages looking at them. Keep going mate, you have real talent.

Date: 2008-12-12 08:44 pm (UTC)
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Wow, thank you. And yeah, try the recipe, it's so simple. Let me know how you get on!

Date: 2008-12-12 06:28 pm (UTC)
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You do know that I read that as "Labia Time", don't you? Especially with the leotard. Mmm, discharge.

Date: 2008-12-12 06:33 pm (UTC)
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Haha, it seems all you have to do to get the SMUT out is do a post about making cheese! Makes sense, really.

Date: 2008-12-12 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Face mask?

Date: 2008-12-12 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haaa! An excellent idea! And the first non-sexual one, you should see the other comments. It's definitely a British thing.

Date: 2008-12-12 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well..... I am a decent man, right? :)

At times.

Date: 2008-12-12 07:28 pm (UTC)
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As I scrolled down my flist, my mind went: "GHOSTPANTS!"

I have no idea why.

Date: 2008-12-12 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is what you will be doing in Russia this March.

Date: 2008-12-13 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, making cheese! I'm well impressed!

Date: 2008-12-14 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I knew a Dermot once, St. Petersburg, fall 1993. He came close to trading me a guitar for some combat boots. I taught him and everyone else to play Rich Man Poor Man.


and I'm Chris Pederson.

Date: 2008-12-14 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good god! Hello! How on earth did you find me?

How are you?

Date: 2008-12-14 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh my god it's you.

I wander around Livejournal for fun. You're friends with two of my LJ heroes, chiller and amuchmoreexotic.

Date: 2008-12-14 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
and when I saw your name, I thought "you know, I remember a guy named Dermot... how many Dermots are there, anyways?"

Date: 2008-12-14 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Quite amazing! How the hell do you know chiller (who I think is quite excellent too)?

Date: 2008-12-14 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I literally wander around livejournal and bother completely random people. This is what I do.

Date: 2008-12-21 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You know, I think I found her through the "most recent 50 images posted to Livejournal" page:

She probably posted her in a dress or some such pretty thing.

Do you know her from school or something?

Date: 2008-12-14 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
and I'm not bad!

Date: 2008-12-14 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That drippy stuff is whey, innit? Use it for whatever one uses whey for. :)

I know this is a post about cheese, but I actually got a bit misty-eyed when I saw the toaster in the photo. I used to have that exact one in San Francisco... all kinds of toast-making memories rushed in. Sigh.

Date: 2008-12-14 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
nope. it sounds good though - very easy!

this sounds pretty good too, which just came up on google

Date: 2008-12-14 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, it's so simple...
And that DOES look good. Yum. I'm hungry now!
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