Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cheese making at Villa Locale

Literally meaning recooked, is an Italian cheese typically made from the whey of sheep, cow, goat, or water buffalo milk.

To make the cheese, whey is heated, to a near boiling temperature

Checking the temperature for Villa Locale Ricotta

This curdles the remaining protein from the whey and leads to the formation of Ricotta cheese. Whey has been used in this way since the ancient times, referred to by Cato the Elder

Villa Locale Ricotta is used in restaurant for its stuffed eggplant, cavatelli,  ravioli, manicotti. cannoli, cheesecake, and is available in 24 oz containers to go

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pahrump Birding

Below is a list of birds seen today at Willow Creek. 1-17-2011

Canada Goose (6) smaller size maybe Richardson's but not sure.
Northern Pintail Female (1) has moved from pump house pond to pond
by Richard and Carol's
American Wigeons (increasing in number)
Northern Shovelers (increasing in number)
Green-winged Teals (increasing in number)
Ring-necked Ducks (increasing in number)
Ruddy Duck traveling across the whole pond to take flight
Pied billed-Grebe
Great Blue Heron neck drawn in, legs extended behind, landing at pond edge
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk at top of fir tree, sailing out across golf course
American Kestrel
Gambel's Quail
American Coots
Rock Doves
Eurasian Collared Doves
Mourning Doves (increasing in numbers)
Anna's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Ladder-backed Woodpecker moving upward on bark of tree head first a female
Northern Flickers
Say's Phoebe
Common Raven
Northern Mockingbird
American Pipit's (18) moving steadily along the ground feeding
European Starling mixed in with blackbirds
Hooded Warbler, flicking his tail while eating meal worms
Chipping Sparrow at feeders with juncos
White-crowned Sparrow's
House Sparrow's(increasing in numbers)
Dark-eyed Junco's (increasing in numbers) Oregon and Slate colored
Western Meadowlarks (increasing in numbers)
Red-winged Blackbirds darting into the cattails
Brewer's Blackbirds in with Red-winged Blackbirds
Great-tailed Grackle's only a few today
House Finch (increasing in numbers)flying up into trees as I passed them.

Submitted by
Darlene Feener
Pahrump, Nevada