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    bwren, pixxer, Mr Robert, ninkasi23, TX Scotia

    You've inspired me to explore lacto-fermenting!

    Some thoughts: I doubt pouring boiling water over the cloth-lined funnel is going to sterilize much of anything. When I make yoghurt cheese, I use a coffee filter. No fuss, no muss to produce whey.

    Tomatillo seeds are really small and I have a love/hate attitude toward them. Some pleasantly pop and some have a gritty effect. If you want a velvety texture, I think you'd have to use a sieve to strain out the seeds. I doubt a blender can do what you're looking for.

    Maybe you could add part of a habanero to add heat and complexity. I love the taste of habaneros but they can be HOT.

    Please let use know how your tweaks work out. I'm really interested in your project.

    •  Thanks, Tapestry. (5+ / 0-)

      Do it and let's compare notes!

      I suspected that the sterilization thing was pro-forma, but my retired clean-room scientist persona just had to do it. The coffee filter sounds like a good bet in the future.

      A friend who grew up in Mexico suggested serranos. I'll play with the peppers, see what happens.

      I think I'll strain a portion from the first run through the food processor, then run whats left through the blender.

      "Sometimes when things are beautiful, I just want to fall down." - begone's 4-year old grandson

      by bwren on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 08:27:31 PM PDT

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