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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dining Chairs Finished!

This is embarrassing, but I just finished reupholstering my dining room chairs.  I started that redo back in September of 2012 and knew it would take me a long time because of my epic procrastination skills.  However, I did not foresee it taking me three years.

What prompted me to have a two day marathon of staple/tack pulling after it took me two years to do the first three?  

What else?  A new project.

I bought these four chairs at an estate sale for twelve bucks a piece, to replace these four chairs...

When I find the right table, I'm going to replace the glass table as well.  In the meantime, I plan to recover the ugly green vinyl seats and probably paint the chairs.

And, yes, my old chesterfield sofa is still languishing in the barn, but it's too stinkin' hot to work on it right now, so that's a project for cooler days.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Homemade Goat Milk Peach Ice Cream, People!

I've been wanting an ice cream maker for a long time, so Tom finally found a good deal on one.

He got this one from Fry's Electronic.  It was the last one, the floor model, so he got a discount on it.  I think it was about 37.00 bucks.

I could hardly wait to experiment.  I really, really don't like fruity ice creams, but a few years ago I had some peach ice cream at a friend's house and she had put cinnamon in it.  It was so delicious with that cinnamon, that I've wanted more ever since.

So, the first thing I wanted to try, especially since I had picked my own peaches off of our trees, was homemade peach ice cream.  I searched the internet for a recipe that I had all the ingredients for.  So many of the recipes called for half and half, evaporated milk, or condensed milk.  I don't normally stock any of those.

But, I found one that was just right for me, used my goat milk instead of store bought, added cinnamon, and I was all set to make...

Homemade Cinnamon Peach Ice Cream

5-6 very ripe peaches, peeled and pitted (I didn't peel mine and rather than counting the peaches, I just used the whole quart bag that I had frozen previously, but thawed for use)
2 eggs
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 quarts goat milk
2 Tbs. lemon juice
1 tsp. cinnamon

Blend all ingredients in a food processor just until the peaches are mashed, but not too long so that the cream will be whipped.

Chill ingredients for a few hours, then pour into ice cream maker canister and follow the maker's instructions.

So yummy!

The cinnamon is a guesstimate.  I used two teaspoons and it was a bit too much (still delicious, but the cinnamon overwhelms the peach flavor).  Next time, I'll just use one.
My maker is a one gallon size.  This recipe makes about 1-2 gallons, so I had to split it up and freeze it in two batches.