Milk delivered to a land of honey and strong hearts

 

currawongs attacking the pretty silver topped milk bottles left out for milkmaid Mona

currawongs attacking the pretty silver topped milk bottles left out for milkmaid Mona

The day the milkman stopped dropping off  glass bottles  in the  crate just  next to the letterbox, partially hidden under the miniature camellai  to stop the Currawongs  peckin open the shiny silver tops ,was a sad one . It was the end of an era ( probably coinciding with teh arrival the 1980’s).  In Australia I never adapted, constantly makeing trips to the shops for the milk that would cream the porridge and cut the tannins in the tea. In Hong kong the distance to the shops is shorter, and often Soon en buys milk and it magically appears in the fridge.  But now it appears with regularity , a new full bottle on Mondays and Thursdays  delievered by Mona , our helper from the Philippines. It is fantastic. A system. It is like the seventies have returned. They aren’t glass bottles  mini silver tops of which you can get at the seven eleven, but I am going to hang a picture of a currawong  over the fridge . The system may need to be tweaked as I have an attraction for soy that competes withmy  milk concumption and which has led to a localised glut of milk.  Boiling the excess and adding a spoon of commercial yoghurt to the cooling liquid ( cooled to 50 degrees), fast forwarding six fermenting hours, i now have a litre of quality curds to accompany this mornings oat porridge. I add honey, inspired by the healing  congees of yesterdays post “yoghurt and honey” for a strong heart.

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