Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Self-Serve Yogurt at Home

Yesterday I pulled out a gallon of organic milk and a starter of plain Fage Greek Yogurt and made eight cups of homemade yogurt.  If you've never made and tried homemade yogurt, it's so much better and tastier than store-bought, and can be made in quantity and stored in small pint mason jars in the refrigerator. 

For breakfast I made a bowl of blackberries and strawberries with fresh yogurt right out of the crockpot and some honey drizzled on top. 

While staying at home I'm trying to go as long as I can without making a trip to the grocery store.  Baking bread and making yogurt helps extend the time between trips to buy groceries. 

And bonus, it is fresh and tasty, too.

Go to my "It's a Yogurt Thing" post if you want to see the process in action. 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Why Is There No Bread In The Store?

Hello from socially-distanced Louisiana, where I have been baking bread at home because there is none in the grocery store to buy for sandwiches.

I posted a message on March 1 just to say hello, still here. And since then the Coronavirus Pandemic has come into full force, and here we are on March 30, staying at home to avoid spreading the virus.  Businesses, the museums, the library and schools are all shut down.

I had a bag of flour in the freezer and half a jar of yeast, so I started baking sandwich loaves when I couldn't find bread in the store, but now flour and yeast are in short supply.

I'm planning to make a big batch of yogurt today so I can avoid going to the grocery store.  Here is a link to my yogurt-making post, "It's a Yogurt Thing."

Life has turned upside down right now. Yesterday the Boyce Methodist Church held services on Facebook Live instead of in person, second Sunday with the church not open for live services.

I'm doing yard work while it's not raining. I've cleaned the house and pulled out some half-finished knitting projects to complete while staying at home.  Thinking of doing some french lessons on Rosetta to brush up my dormant french.  Using this time as an opportunity, until this crisis passes and the country goes back as much as possible to what we're used to seeing.  Stay positive, stay home, stay healthy.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

The World Is Still Turning and I'm Still Riding Around On It

Yes, I'm back writing a blog post. It's been so long, I'm not sure I remember how to do it. And I'm sure a lot of things have changed in the blogging world. 

Since my health scare in 2015 I've been keeping a low profile, trying to get well and enjoy life.  I'm still working at a law firm, and I'm doing art, but I haven't been making jewelry or components.  The studio where the faux-tiques were made has been boxed up, and I'm doing just a little artwork in a room in the house.  Mostly I'm doing paper art, painting and making handmade cards.  It keeps me creative but doesn't require the torching, soldering and glass fusing I was doing in 2015. 

I'm not sure anyone is still around to read this short update post, and I'm also not sure if this is the beginning of a new round of blogging from me, but I wanted to pop in and just say HELLO and that I'm still around, after all this time.  Lately I've been teaching monthly card making classes at the Downtown Branch of the Rapides Parish Public Library, and maybe that's motivated me to drop into my old blog space again. 

Cheers, until I return, hopefully soon.  Lynn - LLYYNN