Parkway Jewish Center is a liberal egalitarian Conservative Jewish congregation that welcomes all Jews to visit our services or join us as members. Tucked in an out of-the-way corner slightly east of Pittsburgh, surrounded by woods that are filled with wildlife, our synagogue is very easy to access from Parkway 376. PJC is the only Conservative synagogue in the eastern suburbs. We at PJC like to think of ourselves as a “heimisha” family-centered congregation.
Here is the March-April edition of our newsletter, The Scribe.
Get ready for Shavuot – May 30
SIMPLE FARM CHEESE
cook time: 1 hour 20 mins total time: 2 hours 20 mins serves: about 1 pound
Pour the milk into a large, heavy-bottomed kettle, and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Stir it frequently to keep the milk from scorching. When it comes to a boil, immediately reduce the heat to low, and stir in the vinegar. The milk should immediately separate into curds and whey. If it does not separate, add a bit more vinegar one tablespoon at a time until you see the milk solids coagulate into curds swimming within the thin greenish blue whey.
Pour the curds and whey into the lined colander. Rinse them gently with cool water, and sprinkle the curds with salt. Tie up the cheesecloth, and press it a bit with your hands to remove excess whey. Let the cheesecloth hang for 1 to 2 hours, then open it up and chop it coarsely. Store in the fridge for up to a week.