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Poached Eggs with Yogurt and Smoked Paprika Butter

Poached eggs are misunderstood. Cooked without added fat, some people consider them boring— unless they’re wedged between a thick base of back bacon and a topcoat of hollandaise. Others will say they’re too much work. You have to boil water, find a slotted spoon, set your timer. Oh, the horrors. Scrambled, easy-over, and sunny side […]

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Recipe: Blueberry Peach Yogurt

I’m going to steal President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan, “Yes, we can!” Hope he won’t mind. It’s for a good cause — yogurt. You see, while I love my homemade yogurt, for almost a year I’ve been frustrated. The instructions on my electric yogurt maker clearly state, in bold text and ominous wording,  to add […]

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Homemade Yogurt

My supermarket infuriates me. I’d just recently given them a brownie point for finally stocking locally grown garlic instead of the ubiquitous, dried out, flavourless bulbs from China. And now I’m taking it right back again for never having my favourite plain organic yogurt in stock. Trip after trip, I encounter shelf upon refrigerated shelf […]

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Greek Week – Greek yogurt tzatziki

Photo © Wolfgang Staudt, published under Creative Commons License. The first time I ate Greek yogurt, I was having breakfast at a taverna much like the one pictured above. The yogurt was so thick and rich I thought they’d served me sour cream by mistake. If you’ve ever had Greek yogurt, you won’t forget its […]

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Greek Week – Herbed Greek Soup

Imagine yourself in the photo above. On first impulse, would you ride the donkey or strip down and swim in the ocean? Or would you rather head to the nearest five-star resort with a book? I have a theory. The way you will enjoy this soup parallels the way you’d enjoy touring the Greek islands. […]

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