Wednesday, September 9, 2009


~ Life with food.
A little peak at yogurt.
Yogurt has been a refreshing
& nutritious treat for us
this summer.
My favorite treat was a
Pinkberry Fruit Parfait
that KK treated me to one
recent hot summer evening.
The coconut frozen yogurt was
delicious with the crunchy granola
and fresh fruit. The perfect twist
for me was adding the little chunks
of chewy mochi to the mix.
A perfect East-West fusion.
Try Pinkberry soon!

One sweet yogurt treat we have loved
over the years is this baked yogurt.
The recipe was in the Green Sheet
food section years ago::
2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt
1 cup sweetened condensed milk

Preheat the oven to 350°
Combine the yogurt and condensed milk
in a large bowl until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a shallow ovenproof
glass or ceramic dish.
Reduce the oven temperature to 300°
Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
Turn off oven, leave yogurt in oven for
additional 15 minutes or until yogurt
has a soft custard like firmness.
Remove from the oven and cool.
Cover and refrigerate until cold.
Serve topped with fresh fruit, nuts,
toasted coconut, granola, if desired.
This is delicious without any toppings!
(do not freeze or microwave).

+ My brother, Dr B, has even been researching certain aspects of yogurt’s benefits to the body. Yogurt has attracted a greater amount of attention from nutrition scientists with studies surrounding a variety of potential health benefits, including regulating gastrointestinal health, protection against intestinal and vaginal infections, and overall enhancement of the immune system. Containing good protein and calcium, yogurt is popular for breakfast, snacks, and used in a wide array of recipes – everything from chilled smoothies to spicy sauces for veggies, chicken, or fish.
~ Life with books.
Have you read
A Girl Named Zippy, by Haven Kimmel?
Bright Shiny Morning, by James Frye?
Summer of the Big Bachi, by Naomi Hirahara?
Explore for all your reading picks this Fall & Winter. Nothing like snuggling up in your happy place at home with a good book, when the chilly wind or freezing rain makes a trip to the beach impossible. When I was young, we’d go to the library every two weeks, & check out the maximum number of books. I remember reading late into the night, and becoming part of many adventures. Some in other countries, with various families or courageous groups of kids. Check our blog for our favorite reading picks for all ages. Most of the items on feature reviews by others, which have been very helpful in making selections. By the way, the number and variety of other products available on Amazon is endless & amazing. We have found everything from exercise equipment to almond nut butter at competitive prices. I head straight for every holiday season, & have never been disappointed.
~ Life with family.
"The only rock I know that stays steady,
the only institution I know that works is
the family"
...Lee Iacocca
A few little gems of inspiration to keep your spirits up::
"My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group: there was much less competition.”
...Indira Gandhi via Charles Payne – KFI
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." …Einstein
The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask, DUDE!”
Seems like a storm of stress and bad news lately.
The sound of rain is usually soothing, and music is always good for the soul. Here is a happy blend for all of you to enjoy.
Perpetuum Jazzile
Close your eyes & listen to the rain...

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