Posts Tagged ‘homemade’

Mozzarella Cheese Making Workshop

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Austin Carnahan will be teaching how to make Mozzarella cheese from local milk on Wed. Feb 2nd at 6:30pm.

If you want to take home 1/2lb mozzarella with you, RSVP by January 31st to ac6404 [at] gmail [dot] com, and it will be $4 to cover costs.

Otherwise, the knowledge is free.  Please RSVP if you can.

Reclaimed/Recycled Wood Bed Frames

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

If you don’t count finding the wood, taking apart whatever it was before, removing the nails, and cleaning it up; then it really only took us a few hours to put these bed frames together.

Oliver’s bed is made from a found futon frame (the nice looking ends), and some cheap, real wood cabinets we bought extremely cheap from a thrift store in town.  The queen size bedframe is made from the same cabinets and a pine futon frame (different than Oliver’s).  Both were designed to have airflow underneath the bed to help with mold issues in the summer.

We’re planning to write a booklet on the different projects we implemented this year, and the design for these will definitely be included, as they were very simple to construct, and in the case of the queen size bed frame, has looots of storage under it.

Homemade Ice-Cream

Friday, August 6th, 2010

The heatwave has brought on the most delicious of dishes to the KPEC: hand-cranked, homemade vanilla coconut milk ice-cream.  We use the recipes here as a guide and modify it as we want.  The coconut milk is amazing for ice-cream, and the whole vanilla beans we had ordered on ebay from a women’s vanilla bean grower’s co-op in India (Free-Trade, Organic).  Which, on a different note, we had used to make vanilla extract, in a similar way to this site.