a simple little pleasure…

The right tool for the right job makes ALL the difference to the craftsman!

For instance, my gizmo for hang-drying (separating the curd from the whey) my soft cheese…BEFORE:

For several years, this has been my make-do cheese draining apparatus: butter muslin containing the soft cheese, suspended from a wood dowel between two boxes of pasta. ( BTW, you can only use the pasta boxes so many times before they finally ‘give whey’ – pun intended! –¬†to the weight of the cheese!)

Thanks to handy-man hubby, my AFTER cheese drying apparatus:


A simple block of scrap wood ( I still want to apply some mineral oil to the surface), specially made to fit over the lip of my SS pot!

It ¬†doesn’t take much to make this old gal HAPPY!