Thursday, April 20, 2006

How Bourgeois Produce Thursday Presents:

Organic Cucumber and Yogurt Salad



This is the first thing I made with my new yogurt maker this week. After a quick taste to make sure I hadn't cooked up something lethal, I mixed the homemade plain yogurt with chopped seeded cucumber, a seeded, chopped tomato, lemon juice, salt & pepper and enough cayenne pepper to make things interesting. It's good straight from the bowl or with corn chips.

The yogurt was not at all time consuming to make, since most of the processing time is inactive. I had to heat milk, add milk powder and a half a cup of yogurt as starter, and then put it in the machine for 4-10 hours, depending on how tart I was aiming for. 6 hours was fine. I used all organic ingredients as a trial and it's very good, but to keep doing that I need to buy the organic milk powder in bulk online to make it cost-effective.

I would show you the second dish I made, yogurt with peaches for Noah's breakfast, but he cleaned the bowl before I could get a shot, which is the best indication so far this was a good use of 15 bucks.

4 comments :

Judy said...

Wow, impressive use of the yogurt making!

I would love to do this, but I'm afraid the yogurt maker would go the same route as my bread maker and my dehydrator!

Jonathan said...

Well, sure, but the upside is it's not bread machine $$$ guilt when you park it in the back of a cabinet.

Kendra Lynn said...

Wow...I hate yogurt and that looks good!

Daniel said...

This is why the dantiki's house always smelled weird. Just a word of caution...