Three words: Heirloom Dishwashing Liquid. This fine specimen of liquified soap, with which one might cleanse the scum and villainy off of one's dishes – indeed, both fine china AND...
I made cheese last night! It was really incredibly easy. You warm up a gallon of milk using a thermometer, and just add a couple of ingredients to make it curdle, and when it’s separated you strain it, microwave it, knead it like bread dough, and voila! Fresh mozzarella.
Learning to make cheese is one step towards self-sufficient commune living. Now I just need a cow… 🙂