15 Minute Cheese, Whey Mashed Potatoes and a Coupon

Hi there and happy Autumn Feast (I renamed it to celebrate longer!). It has been a loooooong time since I put out a newsletter and so much has happened- most memorable are the book tour that took me to the west and east coast- so fun but I’m glad to have a break! As well as our HUGE kit re-design project in partnership talented local artist, Julz Nally. http://cargocollective.com/julznally/DIY-Cheese-Kits-Urban-Cheesecraft

(NOTE- I apologize for the long dead links, for some reason I can’t hyperlink right now but the photos do link to the most important sites (Julz’s work, a 15 minute cheese recipe, and the shop). Can’t let this issue stop me right now- I have a feast to get to! :).

Have you ever seen such beauty?! The instruction booklets even have illustrations that guide you step by step with cuteness! So much work, but so worth it. I am very, very proud of us and so grateful to Julz. I hope you love the new look like I do!
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I want to give you a little thank you gift (10% off!) for your shopping pleasure but also, let you know you that you can make a little appetizer of homemade cheese in just 15 minutes and then use that whey for your ‘taters?  Read on…

BTW, realistically, it seems I will only update you via this newsletter format once a quarter. That’s ok with me as long as we can connect about all things DIY and cheesy via other resources.

Social Connection
I am most active on http://instagram.com/urbancheesecraft (I mostly share photos of my DIY food crafts and veggie garden adventures but I also announce new kits, tour dates etc.) and it connects to https://twitter.com/cheesekitspdx and https://www.facebook.com/UrbanCheesecraft, so connect with me on any of those and never miss a recipe, coupon code, event or class announcement.

Thanksgiving Whey Use
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I was interviewed this week by Mary Reilly publisher of Edible Pioneer Valley and host of The Kitchen Workshop on Edible Radio- the show will be out soon and I’ll share the link but as we chatted, she mentioned that she made a One Hour Cheese and was planning on using the whey to make her Thanksgiving mashed potatoes! I just thought that was awesome- why didn’t I think of that? So there you go, make a batch of 15 minute cheese (called First Timer’s Cheese in my book) via this gorgeous tutorial using my recipe, http://www.beardandbonnet.com/make-first-timers-cheese-one-hour-cheese-cookbook-giveaway-gluten-free/ ). Add the whey to the water and cook your potatoes as usual. The ‘taters will be extra creamy with a hint of milky sweetness and you will have added minerals like calcium as well as whey protein. More nutrition and deliciousness to boot- why not? Enjoy!

10% off Gift 
Now for my little gift. I’m not one to get into the hoopla of Black Friday- can’t stand anything that manipulates us into a buying frenzy BUT, I am inspired by http://littleboxespdx.com/ so in that spirit, support a tiny business and use this code in my shop to get 10% off through Saturday evening- UCCWEBCLUB10. It’s a little extra incentive because we will likely start selling out of certain kits soon and I don’t want you, my loyal customers to delay and be disappointed in two weeks. Go! http://urbancheesecraft.com/

Signed Book and Kit Bundle
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You should also know, our trial bundle of a signed One Hour Cheese book and Deluxe Kit bundle for just $60 has been flying off the virtual shelves! Grab one of the few we have left and you will have or give a complete fresh cheesemaking education. https://www.etsy.com/listing/211304232/book-and-deluxe-kit-bundle-make-20?ref=shop_home_feat_4

Yes smarty pants, you can even use the 10% off with this bundle! Find so many amazing gifts on Etsy. Maybe you can buy everyone a handmade gift this year?

Hope you have a peaceful day full of love and good food (of course including cheese). See ya out in the social media world! Claudia

ps. I have also been working on a fun Pinterest page. If Cheese-rotica sounds intriguing, check it out today before your food comma 😉 http://www.pinterest.com/diycheesekits/