Just look! I’m actually tickled to death to be able to show you this!
The crock is a Le Creuset butter butler. It’s a fun little thing; you put butter into the top half and about an inch of water into the bottom, then you invert the butter-filled top into the base. The air above (or rather, below) the butter in the top part keeps the water out, and the whole thing keeps cool without refrigeration due to the evaporation/condensation cycle. Brilliant.
But that’s not what tickles me and fills me with simple delight.
Want to know what it is? The butter inside the crock was made by OH! All by himself, with his own fair hand!
Yesterday, he went on a cheesemaking course at Woefuldane Farm, where he learned to make soft cheese, semi-hard cheese*, and – by way of a bonus – butter! He put cream into a churn, turned the handle, and made butter!
Isn’t that neat? Now, I suspect, he’ll want to buy one of those churny things and make ALL his own butter. And why not?
What made you happy this week?
* The cheeses are not quite ready to eat yet