Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Suprise Wild Strawberries

The volunteer wild strawberries in my garden have borne fruit.  As I recall, last year I was picking wild strawberries the third week of June, so they are a bit early. Which is good, since they have spread to the point of taking up a large part of the garden itself, but once they've blossomed and I know they're going to set fruit, I can't bear to uproot them. 
So on Saturday, we were picking berries.  Jupiter ate them fresh off the plants, despite the dirt, but I managed to hoard a small handful.  Not near enough for jam.  But maybe enough to flavor something else.
I had some fresh homemade yogurt that had already had the whey strained from it.  So I popped that into the donvier ice cream maker with 1/3 cup of sugar and the garden strawberries.
It froze into a delightful frozen yogurt in just about 10 minutes.
Completely excellent frozen yogurt, with still a nice yogurty tang to it.  And Jupiter didn't like it because she thought it tasted too yogurty.  So now I don't have to share it with her. 
Then I had to make more yogurt, so I can make more frozen yogurt.

I adore the yogurt maker and the ice cream maker.  Someday when I win the lottery, I am going to stay home and cook delicious food all day.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Jupiter wants to know what this means.

I've been telling her for the last 20 minutes; at least.

Obviously it's not working.