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Simona
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  • Oakland, CA
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Simona commented on Fostermamas's group 'Cheesemakers!'
"Hello. I have never used beeswax to was my cheese. I have a pot with cheese wax and honestly I never clean it: I just melt and remelt the wax and when it gets too low, I melt more from the block I have. This page on the NECS Company has some useful…"
Jun 8, 2013
Simona commented on Fostermamas's group 'Cheesemakers!'
"Hi Karin. I suggest you follow your interest and start simple. A fresh cheese is usually a good place to start, since it doesn't require a lot of equipment and you get to taste the result soon. I have written extensively about my cheese…"
Apr 14, 2013
Simona commented on Fostermamas's group 'Cheesemakers!'
"Hi Jessica, I have made mold-ripened cheese before, but have not had the experience you had, so I am not sure what to say. I am also not sure you have options other than wait and see what happens. Have you checked the archive on…"
Apr 21, 2012
Simona replied to Vicky Brown's discussion 'How active is this group?' in the group Cheesemakers!
"The group has indeed not been very active recently. I believe the most active forum for cheese makers is http://cheeseforum.org/articles/forum/ I am however, not a member of it, so I don't know how it works in practice. Good luck with your…"
Apr 21, 2012
Simona replied to Cornelia's discussion 'Making Spanish Cheeses - Hispanico and Iberico' in the group Cheesemakers!
"Indeed, I made it last Sunday. Now I need to wait..."
Feb 27, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on Simona's blog post 'roasted applesauce'
"The spaghetti sounds delicious - I loved that post. My boyfriend's family is Sicilian (which is why they celebrates the Feast of the Seven Fishes [I'm pretty sure it's regional to S. Italy]). He has shared lots about the art of…"
Dec 19, 2011
Simona commented on Simona's blog post 'roasted applesauce'
"Addendum: I love panettone too. In Milan, where panettone originate and where I lived for ten years, some pastry shops make excellent panettoni which can be bought freshly baked. In my opinion, a slice of good panettone is the best dessert."
Dec 19, 2011
Simona commented on Simona's blog post 'roasted applesauce'
"Hi Caroline. Yes, I grew up in Italy. For dinner on Christmas Eve, I will make spaghetti col tonno, a dish that was part of my family's traditional meal. I will also try to make orange salad, but I need to find the right kind of olives for it.…"
Dec 19, 2011
Caroline Malcolm commented on Simona's blog post 'roasted applesauce'
"This sounds delicious! Are you from Italy, Simona? I absolutely love your posts -- what's a culinary Italian holiday tradition you enjoy each year? I experienced the 7 Fishes one Christmas Eve...and I do love Panettone!"
Dec 15, 2011
Simona posted a blog post

roasted applesauce

[Originally posted on my blog briciole as salsa di mele arrosto / roasted applesauce] A little while ago, a friend of mine gave me a case of apples she had harvested from her tree. In the past, I have used apples with other fruit to make preserves and I was…See More
Dec 15, 2011
Simona commented on HOMEGROWN.org's blog post 'HOMEGROWN Fair Winners and Wrap-Up!'
"Congratulations to all the winners!"
Dec 9, 2011
Simona commented on Cornelia's blog post 'CSA Cookoff: Potato-beet Galette'
"This looks beautiful! I am bookmarking the recipe: I must really try it."
Nov 23, 2011
Jay Geneske commented on Simona's blog post 'HOMEGROWN Fair Submission - homemade cheese: robiola'
"This is great. I've always been daunted by the idea of making homemade cheese. Will add to my list to try."
Nov 7, 2011
Simona commented on HOMEGROWN.org's blog post 'HOMEGROWN Fair Week I Recap!'
"Thank you so much! I hope this will get more people interested in making cheese at home, which is great fun and immensely rewarding."
Nov 4, 2011
Simona commented on Simona's blog post 'HOMEGROWN Fair Submission - homemade cheese: robiola'
"You are welcome! I am glad you liked the post."
Nov 1, 2011
HOMEGROWN.org commented on Simona's blog post 'HOMEGROWN Fair Submission - homemade cheese: robiola'
"So beautiful, and wonderful detail! Thanks for the submission, Simona!"
Oct 31, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
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Fill in the blank:
home cheese-maker
A bit about me:
I write posts that include Italian words and their pronunciation
My latest DIY project:
blue cheese (for which I have been warned to keep my expectations low)
Web site I recommend:
http://briciole.typepad.com

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roasted applesauce

[Originally posted on my blog briciole as salsa di mele arrosto / roasted applesauce]

roasted applesauce

A little while ago, a friend of mine gave me a case of apples…

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Posted on December 15, 2011 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

HOMEGROWN Fair Submission - homemade cheese: robiola

[Originally posted on my blog briciole as homemade robiola]

robiola on the cutting board

on the cutting board, with…

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Posted on October 30, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

HOMEGROWN Fair Submission - homemade cheese: English-style Coulommiers (a.k.a. English farmhouse cheese)

[Originally posted on my blog briciole as English-style Coulommiers (a.k.a. English farmhouse cheese)]

I am not sure why I had never tried to make this fresh cheese before, but I am certainly glad that the availability of fresh goat…

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

roveja

roveja [Originally posted on my blog briciole as roveja]

(Pisum arvense) — About a year and a half ago, I received an email from a reader asking me about…

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Posted on January 15, 2011 at 4:48pm

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At 5:07pm on August 13, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Simona - welcome to HOMEGROWN!
OH, how we love cheese here! Something that folks with blogs do is cross-post to the member blog here. It's a nice way for us to get to know each other and to share information. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
 
 
 

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