Once again it's Three Things Thursday, where I highlight three things that ran on the site recently that inspired, intrigued or impressed me. Here's this week's picks:
DIY Soy Sauce
While hardly a trifle, it is possible to make your own soy sauce using this 19th-century technique, with a few modifications to accommodate modern conveniences and tools. And the soybean mash left over is a surprise bonus seasoning that sparks up a variety of foods.
This time of year, mandarins are like nature's candy. But don't discard those rinds. Dehydrate and crumble them, and mix with other spices for a perfectly refreshing tea.
Wensleydale with Cranberries
Once you've gotten to a certain point of expertise in making cheese, you can start to experiment. Nic Cooks takes a classic Wensleydale and peppers it with cranberries to give it a little sweet-tart punch. Wallace and Grommit would approve.