Fashion isn’t my forte, but I do keep a few reliable items on hand to help me out when I need to dress for an occasion. I think of these treasured items (little black dress, perfect jeans, classic blazer) as the workhorses of my wardrobe, dependably enabling me to pull the right outfit together when the time calls.
I stock my fridge with the same approach, keeping only the most trustworthy, yet less fashionable items on hand. Yogurt is one of my workhorses. It can be used as an ingredient in baked goods, smoothies, meat marinades, dressings, and dips. It can be served for breakfast, packed into a lunch and offered up for dessert. It’s versatile and dependable.
Yogurt can be bought, of course, but it can almost just as easily be made. This past Sunday I made up four 500 ml jars in less than half an hour. It has to incubate of course, but that’s nothing more than just resting time in a warm space, meaning it doesn’t require any effort on my part. It’s also a very economical project and is void of some of the less-than-favourable items often found in packaged yogurt (gelatin, natural/artificial flavourings).
What are your kitchen workhorse items? Have you made yogurt before? Would you?
Find the full printable recipe here: Homemade Yogurt
Picnic season has finally arrived, and the timing couldn’t be better seeing that this coming Sunday is Earth Day. I plan on packing up some good eats and a cozy blanket, and hitting an outdoor space with the kids for a little croquet and lounging on the lawn.
My plan is for our picnic to be a totally eco-friendly and tasty outing. Here are some ways in which I hope to achieve that:
Are you doing anything to celebrate Earth Day this year? What is your favourite picnic fare?