Summer Breeze… keeping the kitchen cool 6/13

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Hi everybody!

Gosh was it ever HOT this past weekend. I love spending time in the 110-year-old barn out at Parley Lake Winery, but boy did I sweat. So I was inspired to do some summer-adjusted cooking in my kitchen this week~ making things that wouldn’t require oven time and minimal stovetop time, but still […]

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Viili and Yogurt Making Follow Up…

You read about my adventures getting a Viili starter earlier this month… so how did that turn out, anyway?

Well, as I am prone to do, I thought I would outsmart the way everyone has always made Viili and instead follow the method I’ve been using to make regular yogurt. (Meaning, I’d boil the […]

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The Desperate Search for Viili

Yes, I am a nut case!

I’ve been making yogurt, and making mistakes making yogurt.

Not only does Neighbor Dave wave off my science experiments of late with a smile, but sometimes he actually has a great idea.

Like the idea he mentioned in mid August when I started the crazy yogurt making experiment.

He […]

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Yogurt Day 2 (not all Yogurts are created equal)

I’m making yogurt. It’s a great experiment.

And, like most experiments, some things went wrong.

Because I’m stubborn, I tried again yesterday.

I learned today that I’ll be trying again some other day.

I did correct some of my REGRETS and MISTAKES.

I used a mix of half and half with my milk […]

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The Homemade Yogurt Mistake!

With some milk and a couple tablespoons of live-culture plain yogurt, you can make your own yogurt.

Apparently it’s “easy.” Yah, Right!

I’m determined to make it happen. Seems making yogurt is just like making bread but it takes longer and seems to be more detailed.

For anyone that’s not scared yet, here are […]

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