Monday, July 22, 2013

Daring Kitchen - Yogurt

Well I'm more then a week late with this post, but better late then never!

Blog-checking lines: The lovely Cher of The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler was our July Daring Cooks’ hostess and she asked us to create homemade yogurt in our own kitchens! No incubators needed, no expensive equipment or ingredients, just a few items and we had delicious yogurt for a fraction of the cost and a whole lot healthier than what you buy in the stores!

We used to make yogurt every week.  We would eat it with fruit, cereal, strain it and cook with it.  But over the years we moved on to the convenience of simply buying yogurt, even though it's not that hard to make.  We had talked about getting back to making it again, so this challenge was just the push we needed

We made a plain yogurt, then strained it to thicken it and added garlic, cucumber, salt, pepper, red wine vinegar and some sugar and turned it into tzatziki.  We then served it on homemade turkey burgers.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


I decided to pamper myself this weekend.

First I had a manicure:

Then I had a pedicure:

Then for the first time ever I had my eyebrows waxed:

For the record, having your eyebrows waxed hurts 1000% times more then getting a tattoo!

And Hilary is going to cut my hair.  I feel like a new woman!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Another Year

"It's not every day that your
young man turns 11!"

11 years ago at 11:58 AM a new little baby joined this world.  And I have the privilege of being one of his mothers.

I can't wait to see what the next 11 years (and beyond) will hold. 

Happy Birthday Liam!