Friday, June 14, 2013

No Double Cream

Above: Australian sewing magazines

I am now home but due to getting behind in my diary, I still have a few more stories to tell, so the trip continues as I get caught up. I thought it was all over but the airline delays in Melbourne presented a whole new set of delightful people with their own stories, which I will relate soon. My friends and rellies loaded me with reading material and ipad movies, including The Great British Sewing Bee Series, but I was sitting between two super interesting people who kept me so entertained there was no chance to look at the quilting and craft magazines sent with me.

 

There is no commerical double-cream here and so I sing "No Double Cream" to the tune of "O Solo Mio" but someone has just told me there may be a Jersey cow owned by a nearby farmer, and I am "going for it." It was found on the local Craig's List.

 

I am relieved that I have no jet lag, but sadly, I am having caravan-park (trailer park) withdrawal, so I am looking at trailer rubber stamps for my new writing paper.

Found the farmers milk from the cow next door. Now researching how to get double cream from that top portion of the jars.

15 comments:

Ann said...

Welcome Home Lady Lydia! I think we will all be going through caravan park withdrawals. What a perfect stamp you have found! Thank you for introducing us to all your wonderful new friends, rellies and new sights and experiences "down under". It has been a delightful journey. I hope your Mother is settling in nicely.

LadyLydia said...

Yes, Anne, it is difficult after all the time in a caravan to handle serious windows, doors and furniture and clean a serious kitchen

Anonymous said...

Welcome home! I know how good it is to see one's own front door...as much fun as it is to travel abroad. :o)

I'm eager to hear about how the double cream search works out for you. Maybe that Jersey cow will come to the rescue! :o) My family has just found a Jersey dairy, not far from where we live, where we can get raw milk. I'm not on the regular list of customers, but was able to try some when there was a surplus one time. The milk is delicious, it really is, & it doesn't go "bad" as it ages...it just turns into something else that's perfectly edible!

Brenda

Susan said...

Glad you got back safely and welcome home. I really enjoyed following your trip and have learned a lot about down under. I'm in Pennsylvania where we can buy raw milk in the stores. There is nothing quite like it. It's true it never spoils and the cream is always on the top. I can't tell you how to turn it into double cream. Not sure if ours comes from Jersey cows but it's really thick and creamy and makes great smoothies. They say it's creamier in the Spring when the cows eat more new grasses and some people only drink it then as a sort of medicine. So good luck with the double cream and let us know how you make out. Oh and thanks for all the caravan craft ideas. They work well in any home and are so pretty.

Magnolia Tea said...

What a wonderful trip you had, but I'm sure it's great to be back home, too. I must say those jars of milk with cream and the rubber stamp will help with re-adjusting to everyday living. Can't wait to hear how the double cream experiment goes. Have a great weekend.

lynn said...

Oh wonderful...you are HOME! You must have received many hugs too. And I imagine you may be missing those you left behind...I miss them myself now!
The caravan stamp is adorable...you can color with your crayons each time you stamp with it.
I am so glad you are home safely...such a long way to travel by one's little self. Withdrawal probably quite normal for a week or two...just keep singing. And I imagine your family can't wait to hear all your trip stories! Welcome home, Lydia.
LM

lynn said...

P.S. I know you can make regular butter with raw milk by using a blender....maybe you would first get cream....but how to 'double' it I would not know.\LM

Joluise said...

As a child my dad would separated the milk from the cream (so he could make butter) and the cream produced was so thick you could tip the jar upside down and it wouldn't move an inch. The milk you have has probably already been separated and therefore the remaining cream won't be anywhere near as thick. You could ask the farmer for the cream as it would be as good as double cream.

LadyLydia said...

That seems to be what happened, as the cream at the top is not thick. I will go ask the farmer tomorrow about the cream.

LadyLydia said...

That seems to be what happened, as the cream at the top is not thick. I will go ask the farmer tomorrow about the cream.

LadyLydia said...

Thanks to everyone for helping me on my search for double cream

budgeteer said...

I would also like to thank you for the all the effort you took to show us those kind friends, interesting characters, scenery and snapshots of life on your trip. I am sure that many of your readers will miss that caravan park too.

Christine said...

Welcome Home!
I have high hopes for Double Cream!

Loved all your posts from down under.

amulbunny's random thoughts said...

Check out this amazon page for your double cream. They have a great selection:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_12?url=search-alias%3Dgrocery&field-keywords=double+cream&sprefix=double+cream%2Caps%2C309

LadyLydia said...

this link was helpful.

The farmer told me i could skim the cream off the top and is the same as double cream. i will report the results in my next post.

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