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Archive for December 27th, 2016

Pioneer Woman

December 27, 2016

I’m having another one of those days when I despair over the future of our nation, no doubt helped along by not feeling well, my Christmas cold having reasserted itself today, so in an attempt to cheer myself up, let’s look at a recent small success I had: I made yogurt. My wonderful Instant Pot has a yogurt button, which I ignored because yogurt is something one buys at the store. Then some of my friends made yogurt, and I got curious. What’s the worst that could happen? I’d waste some milk and time. There are worse things. So I looked up a recipe (Tidbits homeade yogurt), bought some cheesecloth and milk and starter, and got to it. Some hours later, I had yogurt. I felt like a magician.

Making yogurt for the first time

We have since eaten some of this yogurt, and it’s pretty good, if I do say so myself. Next, I want to try making labne (or lebneh or whichever spelling you prefer), which in this not-near-as-multicultural-as-metro-Detroit part of the country we have to drive about two hours to buy.


On this date in 2015: Lights of Winter
2014: Somebody’s Got to Run the Errands
2013: WDW Day 10: Magic Kingdom, Departure, and Reflections
2012: Whole Lotta Readin’ Goin’ On
2011: Sock Monkey Celebrates Christmas & King of the Snow Pile
2010: Sock Monkey Drowns His Sorrows
2009: Slacking
2008: Still Sweet
2007: Super & Out with the Old
2006: Quilt Labels
2005: We Have a Winner
2004: Mantel Arrangements and Other Stuff
2003: No entry
2002: Is it time to go home yet?

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