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This is the best ricotta I have ever eaten,this recipe can be cut in half:  1 gallon whole milk, 1 pint heavy cream, 1 teas.kosher salt,6 Tabls.lemon juice or 6 Tabls.white vinegar : in a large p
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Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/8/2011 9:49 PM EST
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Nikki - I am sooooo impressed by your success.  Amazed at such strength. I had been painfully skinny my entire life..,, wearing many layers of heavy clothes, carrying all the change and other weighty stuff in my pockets and shoes when seeing my neuro.  On the way to his office I STUFFED  myself with bananas (easiest food to carry) and guzzled water.  I HAD to get my weight over 100 or he'd throw me into the hospital. Of course I was smoking 3 1/2 packs a day. I smoked for 42 years and loved every cigarette I lit.  I quit Oct 10, 2005 because I knew lots of hospital stays/testing and miserable surgery were ahead. I gained slowly but 2008 came - major changes, giant steps, earth shaking - and I started gaining fast. I quit smoking when my life fell apart but I don't think that's as hard as losing weight. As I said .... I am impressed and amazed.........
Posted by Nancy G


Hi Nikki and Nancy,Nikki congrates on the weight loss I too lost 110#about 35 years ago,I never allow weight gain past 5#then back on the diet.I use a low carb diet,the only carbs I eat are the little bit in most vegetables and very limited fresh fruits,it is a life change that you have to commit to.Nancy congrats on the no smoking,I quit 14 years ago when I had my heart attack and by- pass surgery,not a good way to quit but it worked for me.I too was a 3+a pack smoker I even would dream of smoking 5 years after I quit,now I can't stand the smell of it.If you want to everything can be overcome.But you have to want to.

Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/8/2011 11:02 PM EST
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hee hee hee -- Gale, My hair hurts ------
 Yesterday morning is got my hair cut at the usual place.  I begged and begged her to shave the front part of my head and she wouldn't do it.  She wouldn't even cut it short enough!!

Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/9/2011 2:56 AM EST
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You poem just made me laugh, thank you very much.

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Thanks for the Ricotta recipe.  Here is a poem I this you will enjoy! SPECIAL POEM FOR OLDER FOLKS A row of bottles on my shelf Caused me to analyze myself. One yellow pill I have to pop Goes to my heart so it won't stop. A little white one that I take Goes to my hands so they won't shake. The blue ones that I use a lot Tell me I'm happy when I'm not. The purple pill goes to my brain And tells me that I have no pain. The capsules tell me not to wheeze Or cough or choke or even sneeze.. The red ones, smallest of them all Go to my blood so I won't fall. The orange ones, very big and bright Prevent my leg cramps in the night. Such an array of brilliant pills Helping to cure all kinds of ills. But what I'd really like to know............ Is what tells each one where to go! LAUGH A LITTLE EVERY DAY.... There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example I am sitting here right now thinking how nice it is that wrinkles & fat don't hurt.  TEE HEE HEE
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Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/9/2011 5:02 AM EST
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Homemade ricotta cheese is amazingly good!! Laughing

Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/9/2011 8:23 AM EST
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Hi Renee C. Homemade ricotta is wonderful I'll never buy it again,my next adventure is homemade sauerkraut,my brother is making that now and he brought over a large glass jar so I can start that too.All you need for that is a large vessel of some sort,like a crock or jar,cabbage and salt and you let nature do the rest.Natural fermentation.

Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/9/2011 8:39 AM EST
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Gale - I remember the "cellar" (not basement) of our old farm house.  The packed dirt floor was loaded with BIG old ceramic jug filled with fermenting kraut, covered with wooden lids.  I don't know how it was "ready", but at a certain point it was loaded into regular glass, quart jars and canned.
So much work - that cabbage had to be grown in the garden, chopped by hand - then fermented - then canned.  Wow

Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/9/2011 9:02 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese:
Gale - I remember the "cellar" (not basement) of our old farm house.  The packed dirt floor was loaded with BIG old ceramic jug filled with fermenting kraut, covered with wooden lids.  I don't know how it was "ready", but at a certain point it was loaded into regular glass, quart jars and canned. So much work - that cabbage had to be grown in the garden, chopped by hand - then fermented - then canned.  Wow
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Nancy isn't it neat to see how things were done years ago,that was a lot of work,I'm not doing anything like that,after it is done fermenting ,in a jar it will go in my fridge.It only takes a couple of weeks to ferment so I'll just make it as needed.My brother made Kimchi,I don't know if you know what that is,it's fermented nappa cabbage,Korean.They store in crocks that they bury in the ground.It's hot and spicy and if you can get passed the smell pretty good.Fermented foods are really good for your health,they contain all those pro biotic they speak of, no he doesn't bury his :) The old folks always lived long healthy lives and they smoked and drank but I think they had less stress and ate a lot better than we do today.

Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/9/2011 9:59 AM EST
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I remember the very first time I tried to can anything --- tomato juice made from my own tomatoes in Omaha, NE, 1981.
It was HARD work.  I thought about mom canning everything.
I phoned her, told her I was canning tomato juice in my gorgeous, air conditioned kitchen, on my lovely electric kitchen range.
I asked her how she did all that with no air conditioning, no running water on a wood stove.
Her answer was incredible ......
She said, "oh, I didn't mind any of that  but I always hated chopping the wood".

Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/9/2011 10:18 AM EST
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I remember the very first time I tried to can anything --- tomato juice made from my own tomatoes in Omaha, NE, 1981. It was HARD work.  I thought about mom canning everything . I phoned her, told her I was canning tomato juice in my gorgeous, air conditioned kitchen, on my lovely electric kitchen range. I asked her how she did all that with no air conditioning, no running water on a wood stove. Her answer was incredible ...... She said, "oh, I didn't mind any of that  but I always hated chopping the wood".
Posted by Nancy G


That is funny Nancy but oh so true! We never had air until I was well into my teens and we were lucky to have that window air conditioner.We need to go back to the simpler times if that's what we really want to call it,no not so easy times would be a better choice.All this stuff we have now is it really necessary or are we just lazy?If things keep going with the way the economy is going I think a lot of people are in for a rude awakening,better start learning how to do things now.Mom had a small root cellar under the kitchen floor that is where the canned goods were stored.She kept a rug over the top to hide it.

Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/9/2011 10:38 AM EST
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I can't wait to try this.  I love to make things from scratch.

Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/9/2011 10:46 AM EST
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Thank you for this recipe.  Some time ago I started to create a cookbook in My Documents on my computer.  I have added this recipe to that collection.

Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/9/2011 11:22 AM EST
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boy that sounds good love hat stuff

Re: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

posted at 1/9/2011 12:51 PM EST
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Sounds good! Thanks for sharing! Smile
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