Day in the city and home made cooking

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Day in the city and home made cooking

Okay so we went for a short trip to the city and I took the camera. I only took two photos and both were of DH.

We've been married for 13 years this year and I never once realised how weird his eyes are. I don't even know what colour to call them.... any suggestions?

Oh and this morning I was having a slice of bread and butter and nearly gagged cos the butter was so gross so this afternoon I made my own. Its so yummy. The buttermilk will be used in pancakes tomorrow morning for breaky
Add to that home made beef stroganoff and it was near perfect. I had to take a photo and vintage it up!

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His eyes are awesome! Great capture! I'd say they are a unique hazel! He must be so fun. Smile

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Yep, I think hazel is a good description! I dont think Ive ever seen eyes like those either! The butter looks yummy! How in the world do you make butter?!?

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his eyes are really cool! I'd call them "thunder gray" Wink I think of hazel with a lot more brown.

and I like the food shot. cool on the homemade butter!

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"mandie81" wrote:

Yep, I think hazel is a good description! I dont think Ive ever seen eyes like those either! The butter looks yummy! How in the world do you make butter?!?

LOL thanks guys. I'm still trying to work it out.

Butter is easy.

The 'recipe'

Get a litre (or Liter for those from the USA Biggrin ) of cream.... I use whipping cream but pure cream is good too

Whip it like you would to put on a cake.... just don't add sugar Biggrin

When its really really thick, add salt... you can keep it salt free if you plan to cook sweets with it. I'd say about 3 teaspoons for a litre of cream but you can add to taste.

Just keep beating and beating. it will start to curdle and separate.... you'll then be amazed as as it separates the butter turns a lovely yellow colour keep going until its making splashy sounds.... the liquid... well thats 'buttermilk' which I use in cooking or baking for pancakes etc so don't throw it away

Get a clean piece of cheesecloth or even a brand new disposable dish cloth and place it over a small bowl.... gently pour the contents into the cloth until all the contents are in then lift up the cloth. bunch it up at the top and squeeze all the remaining liquid out.

Shape into a cube and keep refrigerated. Like any pure butter it will need to be softened to spread.

OR..... place half a litre in a large jar with a 1.5 teaspoons of salt..... make sure the lid can be real tight and get the kids to make the butter by shaking the jar... taking it in turns... they will love it.
I use to do this when I ran an after school care centre.

Let me know if you try it and of course would love to see the results Biggrin

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what we've done is add clean marbles (3-4 of them) to a jar with the cream inside and then shake it - it helps churn it into butter. Smile

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great photos (gorgeous eyes, regardless of what you call them) and I am SO going to try the butter recipe! thanks for sharing!

GiGi

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Now I am hungry! You DH looks so fun. Great capture of those eyes! I like Gwen's suggestion- thunder gray!

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I love his eyes! LOL "Thunder gray" is a great description. That's so cool how easy it is to make butter. I would love to try that someday as a fun kid's "project."