I have a secret. Ok, it's not really a secret now that I'm about to tell you:
Houston, we have a soap page!
I was overly optimistic when I announced my plans for the page way back in January. I mean, how hard could it be? Famous last words... Anyway, we're up and running with it. Thanks for your patience!
Speaking of soap, I thought I'd share a couple of photos of the soapmaking process. In this one, you see the warm coconut, palm, and olive oils awaiting the addition of a goat milk/lye mixture.
After adding the goat milk/lye soup in a slow stream and stirring like crazy the whole time, the saponification process begins. When it's done, it looks like pudding and is ready to be poured into the mold. Like this:
After that I put it in a warm place until the next day when I carefully unmold it. Then Roger cuts it into big bars and sets it aside to cure. A few weeks later, this is what it looks like:
Now you know. Cool, huh?