Everyone knows the idiom, you are what you eat. If this is true, do we know who we are? Increasingly people are trying their hand at the old foodways. We are preserving: Food, culture, community, ourselves.
Cream + agitation = butter. Whether you shake it in a jar or hit it with a blender or stand mixer, butterfat congeals into sweet, creamy butter. Leave it sweet or salt it for extra flavor and longevity -- or freeze it for the long haul.
Everyone knows that everything's better with butter. But did you know you could make your own, and it's easy as can be? Just grab some cream and get churning. Here's a few variations on this sumptuous spread.
Serve it with cheese, like a crumbly aged cheddar or something rich such as Cowgirl Creamery's Mt. Tam or Red Hawk. It's also great on grilled cheese sandwiches or with any dish that requires a brisk, sweet-sour accompaniment.