When you were a kid, did you ever wonder what Miss Muffet was eating?
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.
I know I did … sure didn’t sound like anything I had ever heard of. So I did a little investigation like a good little Nancy Drew. My brothers didn’t know, my friends didn’t know, but my mother she knew what it was! She said it was soured milk that had separated. Eeeewwww! Was Miss Muffet crazy! Then I promptly forgot about the whole thing and went back to play with my cats. Until recently, that is. Since that fateful day I’ve learned how very useful and healthy Little Miss Muffet’s curds and whey are. And by the way the curds are delish!
Note that they powdered whey found in bulk bins and in huge plastic jars for bodybuilders is not the whey we are talking about using here! That kind of whey is a heavily processed product, exactly what we want to avoid.