Homemade Yogurt

For the last few years I’ve been making my own yogurt.  It’s really easy to do, it is way cheaper than buying yogurt (1L of yogurt for the cost of a litre of milk), and it tastes amazing.  I eat it for breakfast most mornings, but I also use it to make yogurt cheese, dips, … Continue reading Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Croutons

A photo cannot portray how addictive these croutons are. So here’s what happens  –  I make a batch, and most of them get snacked on before they even make it as far as a salad topping. Inevitably I save a few for a salad, and every time it is the Best Salad Ever because these … Continue reading Homemade Croutons

French Lemon-Yogurt-Olive Oil Cake

This gorgeous little cake is drenched in a lemon glaze, making it irresistible. I found the recipe on Orangette.  I was looking for a lemony cake, but I wanted to make a recipe that used olive oil. I altered the original recipe slightly by using olive oil, and adding a little more lemon zest. One other change … Continue reading French Lemon-Yogurt-Olive Oil Cake

Pink Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

This pretty cake tastes just as good as it looks. The pink grapefruit flavour is introduced to the cake in several ways – the cake itself contains the zest of the grapefruit; after baking the cake is soaked with a grapefruit syrup, and later it is topped with a grapefruit glaze. The yogurt helps to make … Continue reading Pink Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

Homemade Healthier Tartar Sauce

Tartar sauce with fish is so delicious, but typical recipes contain a lot of mayonnaise that is just way to easy to gobble up. I’ve recently bought some frozen, breaded fish to keep in my freezer for last-minute meals. I’ve also got some pickles and yogurt and a few other bits and bobs in the fridge that I can … Continue reading Homemade Healthier Tartar Sauce

Slightly Homemade French Onion Dip

Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to do it all.  I have a lovely, time-consuming recipe for a French onion dip  made from scratch.  But this one is for when you need a little something to go with the veggies and you’re short on time.  I make my recipe with yogurt, but other people use sour cream and … Continue reading Slightly Homemade French Onion Dip

My Favourite Breakfast – yogurt, granola and fruit

Most days I enjoy some version of this breakfast, depending on the fruits that are available.  This one has blueberries and papaya – can’t wait until there are fresh local fruits available! I make my own granola so I can control the ingredients and limit the fat and sugar content, and because I think it tastes … Continue reading My Favourite Breakfast – yogurt, granola and fruit

Homemade French Onion Dip

I try to avoid bringing a veggie platter to a party – not because I don’t love my veggies.  I Love my veggies! But I also love to bake, and a party is usually a great excuse for me to bake something.  When I recently ended up agreeing to bring a veggie platter to a … Continue reading Homemade French Onion Dip

Warm Peaches and Yogurt

  This is a slightly fancier version of what I normally eat in the morning.  My usual breakfast consists of yogurt and whatever fruit is in season, plus some homemade granola if I’m planning on cycling to work or somewhere else. I recently had a friend visiting who was allergic to fresh peaches; knowing how … Continue reading Warm Peaches and Yogurt

Easy Homemade Tzatziki

Easy and delicious, that’s what this homemade tzatziki is!  I use my homemade yogurt for it, and strain it to make a Greek yogurt.  It’s great for dipping lightly grilled pita, and for souvelaki.  You just have to plan a few hours ahead so you can strain the yogurt, unless you’ve bought some already thick … Continue reading Easy Homemade Tzatziki