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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summertime Goals

There are a few new food-type things I'd like to make this summer. For instance, I have this yogurt maker:

It has been sitting around, sadly unopened, for a while now. In fact, possibly 3 years. (see 3-year warranty on box? Oops.)

My goal is to learn how to use this thing, and then make tasty homemade yogurt. Possibly even Greek style, if such a thing can happen. :)
I also want to:
1.) Attempt sourdough bread- even though I think letting flour and water ferment in a bag is pretty gross, it IS my favorite type of bread, so I need to try.
2.) New ice creams- I've used my ice cream maker several times, but the ice cream is always really soft. Like in the time it takes to pour chocolate syrup on it, it melts. I'm going to play around with it and see what else I can do to make it better. Gelato? Tons of mix-ins? I'm on it!
3.) Bento lunches- I got this very cute book a while ago, and it's time to put it to use!
What new foods do you want to try to make??


  1. i want to try to make pasta. my bread machine has a pasta setting, i just had to find the special flour (durham?) and now i just have to find the time!

    i would love to make sourdough bread, too, but i think it would be too much work for me.

  2. You can actually make it with just regular all-purpose flour (that's what I use anyway); although I know that Japan has all sorts of different types of flours. You just mix it up with some egg, water, a little olive oil, and tiny bit of salt, then I run it through my pasta rollers a few times and cut it. I can send you the recipe I use, if you'd like! :)

  3. japan has all sorts of different while flours! LOL although i'm finding more whole wheat and rye, which is awesome. i should just make pasta!