I know Not these my hands And yet I think there was A woman like me once had hands Like these.
The Academy of American Poets sends a Poem-A-Day to my inbox. I just love getting them.
This little cinquain by the inventor of the form expresses exactly how I feel about my own hands...how I see my mother's in mine. It leads to contemplation of our selves, how much genetics determines our personalities, and so on. And wasn't Adelaide clever with the title--A maze!
Strained yoghurts are types of yoghurt which are strained through a paper or cloth filter, traditionally made of muslin, to remove the whey, giving a much thicker consistency and a distinctive, slightly tangy taste. Strained yoghurt is becoming more popular with those who make yoghurt at home, especially if using skim milk which results in a thinner consistency. Once yoghurt is made and refrigerated overnight, it is poured in a muslin or cheesecloth bag and hanged in the coolest place in the house, with a tub placed underneath to collect the dripping whey. In cold weather a single day (or night) of straining is sufficient. In higher ambient temperatures yoghurt will spoil rapidly, therefore it had best be actively squeezed or strained until about a third or more of its initial weight has run off. The remainder is now strained and is refrigerated again.
Labneh is a strained yoghurt used for sandwiches popular in Arab countries. Olive oil, cucumber slices, olives, and various green herbs may be added. It can be thickened further and rolled into balls, preserved in olive oil, and fermented for a few more weeks. It is sometimes used with onions, meat, and nuts as a stuffing for a variety of pies or kebbeh (كبة) balls.
As of NOW i will learn to use my twitter account. So I may be posting all kinds of stuff you don't even care about. Here's the picture of today's garage sale find that I almost threw out because I don't need antique champagne glasses.
Pat found these Lenox glasses (five of 'em) for 25¢ each. They sell on 'Replacements' for $25. each. Nice...one cent on the dollar.