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Wahoo!  Today is a day of good things! First, somebody who had told me something about cellphones, which I had forgotten and written asking for the info again, refused to tell me by email (hey! I don’t have a phone!)  Totally cool!  I get to find out what I do remember about what he said and try to trick the seller into a good deal all by myself!  A big thank you to my  reluctant enabler!

NOW ON TO THE BIG CHEEZE SUCCESS!
I made a sunflower seed  cheeze the other day, and, after the first 24 hrs. of it aging in a colander (and giving off whey all over the place), I decided to see what would happen if I put a weight on it and aged it another 24 hrs. When I went after it, there was a lot more whey in the drain bowl, but it was not a solid cheeze and it smelled really strong.  I was a little concerned, but, still, that was 2 C of sunflower seeds, so, after I ate about 2 teaspoons of it,  I decided to put it in the refrigerator and check it out later. The next day (yesterday, I tasted it again (still not sure), and swallowed about a tablespoon worth of it.  RESULT: I did not die!

Tonight, I went back to it again.  I decided to include it into my recent favorite sandwich (the sunflower/sesame seed bread with thinly sliced cucumbers, mature green peppers*, red onions, and a thick slice of tomato.  I spread the aged sunflower seed cheeze on one slice, topped it with all the vegetables, and spread some of the fermented cashew/jalapeno cheeze I had left.   YUMMM!!!!!!!!!

Okay, I am really really happy because this was an invention, and, also, because I wasn’t really sure about the “sharpness”, until I had let it sit in the refrigerator for a day (although I kept trying to see if it would cause a digestive upset) This aged cheeze, made with probiotics, tastes good (if you like “sharp” or “smelly” cheeze, and it works well with the digestive system.

HOORAY!

CASHEW CHEDDAR CHEEZE

Here is my version of the famous cheddar cheeze recipe I learned from Tommie — this is the first cheeze I ever made, and it is still my favorite (easy, fast, delicious!)

CASHEW CHEDDAR CHEEZE
1 C raw cashews, soaked 1 – 2 hrs., and drained
1/3 lg orange (or red) bell pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
1 t onion powder
1/2 t sea salt
1 T chili seasoning, or to taste (optional)
Water to just cover cashews

  • Combine all ingredients in the VitaMix (or a high-speed blender) and process until smooth.
  • Refrigerate for up to 1 week.