so i'm just now getting into twitter
// i'm also just now getting into harry potter- WHAT is wrong with me?
i've had like 3 accounts
the first one, my friend dom created for me in college for reasons i still don't know
that was @butterfanatic
which is pretty appropriate- i'm still really into butter
in fact, should my blog have been called butter fanatic instead of bloom & zest? shit.
okay so one day i decided, you know, i want a real twitter account
so then i made another account @amylvalle
and never tweeted or really understood it's purpose
and now, i've created @bloomandzest
3rd time's a charm, right?
I finally figured out how to tweet
and i'm feeling good about it
it feels more personal but in a less invasive way than snapchat?
moral of the story- first impressions are wack + we should tweet at each other, yeah?
the irrelevant spark for this tangent--
epicurious tweeted something about "how to eat cheese for dinner like an adult"
and if that doesn't catch your eye, then who are you really? I don't trust you.
the article is basically about how ricotta goes w/anything and could be a great base for a meal
kind of like a smoothie or yogurt bowl but a ricotta bowl
so then i thought...huh, i feel like ricotta should be better than it actually is
and that profound thought was the beginning of everything
i made ricotta over the weekend + my world was rocked
making cheese from scratch sounds dramatic
but it's really not hard- i used bon appetit's recipe
milk, cream, lemon juice, kosher salt, strain, done
ricotta in the true traditional sense is done differently
ricotta means "to cook again" in italian so authentic ricotta is made from leftover whey recovered when making other cheeses- acid + whole milk are not involved
but whatever, this inauthentic ricotta tastes too good to care
so freaking creamy... not gritty in the least
i feel like i need to make lasagna, put a dollop in every pasta dish, spread it on toast, eat it w/fruit, honey, basil, olive oil, dflkajflkjdslkfajsdoifjewiojealkdsklfjasegsd
this time around, i made it kind of like a dip w/some of marcella hazan's ridiculous tomato sauce + baguette
you should do the same
and lastly, something unrelated... again
anyone watching/watched master of none on netflix?
i like it
it's a fantastic balance of humor + serious life issues w/ an overall upbeat vibe
or maybe I'm just biased because I connect with dev/aziz?
the last episode is the best episode and i really really really love how it ended
i also really like how the first episode ended
i wish I could write about it but I also don't want to spoil it
so hurry up and go make some ricotta + watch 10 episodes of master of none
oh + follow me on twitter :)
fresh ricotta - BA recipe
in large saucepan- heat milk + cream + salt to a boil (i checked mine at 190F) // remove from heat // add lemon juice
allow to sit for 5-10 minutes // strain for at least an hour // the longer you strain the thicker/dryer your ricotta will be
whole milk, 2 c.
heavy cream, 1 c.
kosher salt, 1/2 tsp
fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp
whatever you do, be sure to not buy ULTRA PASTERUIRZED milk or cream-- your ricotta will not curdle + form into a cheese