Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Give Away: Home Dairy!

I'm so excited! I get to offer another Ashley English book for a give-away...  Home Dairy! The timing of this couldn't be better for me since I'm taking Wardeh's GNOWFGLINS™ Cultured Dairy eCourse and I've been in the thick of learning how to culture my own home dairy products. Having Ashley's book reinforces all that I'm learning.

My goal here isn't really to compare the two, but let me just say that Wardeh and Ashley each emphasizes different things and their methods vary somewhat. But that makes it all the more exciting, right? There's more than one way to skin a ... well, you get the point.

Whenever I consider a new book, I usually scan the back cover, read a little about the author, and then head for the table of contents so I have an idea of the topics the writer is covering. Here's a peak the Table of Contents for Home Dairy so you can see for yourself...

Ashley English
1. Creamery Origins 
2. Ingredients (includes types of cultures and bacteria)
3. Equipment (tools)
4. Butter and Ghee
5. Cultured Dairy
6. Cheese (13 kinds plus instructions for a homemade cheese press)
7. Ice Cream
8. Recipes
9. Body Care (recipes for personal care products using dairy)

Once again, Ashley's signature organizational skills make this book pleasing to pick up and read. The photos are fairly comprehensive so you get a good idea of what you should be doing in each step, particularly for the cheese and whipped butter. And in all, there are over 40 recipes and 7 profiles of dairy hobbyist. 

Interested yet? I thought so. Whether your a rural or an urban homesteader, making your own cheese, yogurt, and butter would be divine! Now if we all could just get some raw milk, we'd be set.

Enter The Give-Away

Sterling Publishing Company is kindly offering a Homestead Revival™ reader the opportunity to win a copy of Home Dairy by Ashley English

To enter...

• Leave a comment telling me if you make any dairy products at home or why you would like to learn (Please leave an email address if you do not have a blog so I can contact you if you are the winner.)

• Enter again by blogging, tweeting, or facebook this give-away to your readers and friends. You must link to Homestead Revival™ and leave a comment telling me you've done so. (Please leave a separate comment for each or it will only count once!)

This give-away ends Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST!

This give-away has ended. Please watch for a new give-away next week!

Be sure to visit Ashley at her blog, Small Measure!


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