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I am looking to exam-free time (next week, people) where I can do things that modern life has made extremely easy and uncomplicated, but I’d like to do in a very tedious and time-consuming manner. Like make your own yogurt!

Let the milk cool to around 115 to 120 degrees, somewhere between very warm and hot. For each quart of milk, stir in two tablespoons of yogurt, either store-bought or from your last batch, thinning it first with a little of the milk.

Then put the milk in a warm jar or container or an insulated bottle, cover it, and keep the milk still and warm until it sets, usually in about four hours. I simply swaddle my quart jar in several kitchen towels. You can also put the container in an oven with the light bulb on.

Full story here at the NYT.

Yogurt is on my list of absolutely favourite foods … and I’ve been weaning myself off the fruit-flavoured, sugar-loaded stuff … to just eating plain old skim yogurt. Is that weird?!? I love it! I eat it every day, and I am not a scientist, but after eating yogurt daily for the past 6months or so, my lactose intolerance has pretty much gone away. I can eat ice cream with impunity. Which is also on my favourite food list. Which is also good for exam time. Win win situation here….

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