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07:52 pm: Fun with yogurt day
Yesterday I spent mostly reading. Today, since it was relatively cool (~86°F) in my apartment, I ventured out of my living room to experiment with some cooking. I keep meaning to try out new recipes, but for most of my vacation period it's either too hot or too cold to spend any amount of time in the kitchen, and most of the rest of the time I'm working and too tired to experiment.

First, I tried a recipe for fruity frozen yogurt that was distributed at my supermarket.
4 T jam
2 T sugar
1 T lemon juice
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup cream

Mix all ingredients together until smooth, pour into an ice cube tray, and freeze.

I had some yogurt left over after this, so I decided to try something else. On the Itou-ke show, it suggested mixing together two parts yogurt with one part miso paste. If you put vegetable slices into this mixture, cover, and leave it in the refrigerator for a day, supposedly the vegetables turn into Japanese-style pickles. (I haven't tried it, so I don't know how well it works.) It's also supposed to be a good sauce for cooked vegetables (or meat, if you're into that kind of thing).

So, I fried up a batch of potatoes, mushrooms, and onions, and put the yogurt/miso mix over it. I added a bit of pepper to give it some kick. It tasted kind of vaguely tangy, not bad at all. In fact, it tasted almost as if I had thrown some tomato into the mix. I kind of felt like I was eating pizza, without the crust.

And I still have yogurt left...what to do...


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Date:August 29th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)


The recipes sound mmmmarvelous.

Since when was 86 degrees relatively cool? Hasn't this just been an atrocious summer? We're also on our hurricane #11 of the season. Cathy says it's the third time they are boarding up their windows this season in her part of Alabama. She had heard that her area only used to get one hurricane every 16 years or so. The water in the gulf was at 90 degrees...too hot!

The frozen yogurt sounds like a wonderfully refreshing thing to have around. I'd probably just make more of it with the leftover, maybe using a different flavor of fruit.
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Date:August 29th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)

Re: MMMMMMMmmmmm...

Since when was 86 degrees relatively cool?

Since it's usually 92-94...

They said on the weather report yesterday that "fall is approaching." ...Of course, they HAVE to say that because Japan has FOUR seasons, and they all start on schedule, don't you know.

I'd probably just make more of it with the leftover, maybe using a different flavor of fruit.

I would, if I had a different flavor. I only keep one bottle of jam around at a time, though.

I need to make something from the pecans you sent...
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