Yesterday was another very cool and dreary day.
I got all my ingredients together to make yogurt. This was a first time for me. The only thing I had to buy was the Dannon yogurt for a starter. I think I could have used my cultured buttermilk. There is a difference between just clabbered milk, aka buttermilk made at home and cultured buttermilk which uses a culture which I believe is the same as the Dannon yogurt....need to research that one more. I followed the directions on the following website.
I was surprised by how easy and how fast it went, not counting the 7-hour culturing period.
Here is how it looked when I removed the cover after 7 hours:
The texture isn't like the little cups you buy with fruit; it isn't smooth and silky but it is exactly like the Dannon plain I bought. I actually like the taste of mine better than Dannon. Of course we are completely in love with Willow's milk.
This photo will show the texture:
and here is how I enjoyed a dish this morning:
I made a cherry pie filling from my frozen cherries and let it cool completely. Cherries are supposed to be very good for various bone and joint disorders so here is a better way for me to get them than eating cherry pie daily!
Of course I did have a pie of pie! I made a rhubarb pie from my stash of rhubarb that my sis brings me. I have two bags left. I sure hope my rhubarb plant made it through our awful winter!
I make mine without eggs....just rhubarb, sugar and flour. It made a pretty thin pie; I need to buy a smaller pie dish.
I am giving up on my broccoli seeds germinating...it was last year's seed so should have been good. I might not have put any seeds in the container? I have done that before..........will do another today. May just have to buy some plants since I am getting close on time.
Note: I am adding another label for just cooking where no recipes are listed.