July 31, 2015
July 24, 2015
July 17, 2015
Of course, I went straight to Amazon and found the one pictured below. Got it the same week as I ordered (good ole Amazon). I had ordered Greek yogurt culture that had not arrived as soon as the maker did so I made a batch of plain yogurt from existing yogurt we had here as the culture and whole milk. You do not have to buy yogurt culture. I could have used my plain Greek yogurt for culture but I had already ordered culture. The plain yogurt was good! The Greek culture arrived a couple of days later so I made a batch of that. It is very good. I won't have to buy culture in the future because you just use a little yogurt from the previous batch. I'm done buying yogurt! Next time I'm going to use fat free milk so we will have fat free yogurt. You can also add fruit or flavoring if you want to.
The instructions came with the yogurt maker,of course, and were simple to follow. There are probably ways to make it without the appliance but I liked the little jars and the ease of clean up.
July 10, 2015
My Grandmother died 60 year ago. She had a little pot of
Mother in Law's Tongue (S. trifasciata laurentii). It had grown in a tiny little ceramic parrot on her window sill for as long as I was alive. I was 10 when she died. My dad was an only child so my mom kept the little parrot and plant. I don't remember at what point we took it out of that parrot and divided it but I was grown and married. Inside that little pot was a gazillion tiny sprouts! I potted mine in a bigger pot and it soon filled that one up. Over 10 years ago I put it in the container pictured here along with a plant from my Daddy's funeral, another plant that a friend from work gave me and Ivy and Christmas Cactus that I already had here. Last year I took the over-grown Mother in Law plant out and divided it again. This year it bloomed! I think the dividing forced it to bloom. I don't think I ever saw it bloom before. I do move it outside to my deck every year when the weather warms enough and that probably helped too.