Excitement……after may months of dithering. Finally I have ordered and received my Easiyo yogurt maker. We all enjoy eating yogurt in our family but the cost of good quality yogurt along with everything else is spiralling . My intention is to also make fruit puree toppings from the delicious abundance of fruit that our allotment provides. I’ve followed may other bloggers, who have made fantastic use of the different kinds of yogurt that can be produce from this wonderful gadget .

So here goes, first attempt.

Strawberry yogurt mix
  1. Simply add your chosen yogurt powder sachet to cold tap water, shake well to mix thoroughly. Strawberry is my first choice.
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    Add boiling water to thermal container

    Add boiling water to the Easiyo maker, fill to just above the red baffle .

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    Place mix inside Easiyo maker

    Make sure that your lid is secure on the pot of yogurt mix. Place carefully onto the baffle and put on the lid, turn until it clicks to guarantee that the Easiyo thermos is sealed.


  4. Leave for at least 16-24 hrs to set your yogurt mix. I left mine for about 20hrs, apparently the longer you leave it the thicker your yogurt will be. So fingers crossed.
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    Finished strawberry yogurt

    Ta dah moment…………delicious thick strawberry yogurt. This needs to chill in the fridge for a couple of hours , can’t wait to try it. It is very easy and simple to use, I’m looking forward to many, many bowls of healthy breakfasts and deserts .

Allotment progress

I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the start of the growing season, at last it’s here. I have spent many hours in my greenhouse nurturing seeds and finally the moment has arrived . Planting time, hooray. ¬†I always enjoy following closely other gardening/allotment bloggers, it’s amazing how many varieties of vegetables, salad and fruit people grow, well done to all of you. Even a few carefully placed flowers look amazing on a plot.

My progress this year is a little slow but with the help of my wonderful hubby and son things are getting done. So far we have planted our early potatoes, Charlotte and International kidney. Main crop, our favourite Desiree also Pentland crown, we have never grown this variety before, so fingers crossed. We have also just transplanted our peas into their final growing place. Cabbages and cauliflowers have also been planted. Onions and shallots got off to a flying start but a severe frost last week put the poor things into shock!

We have also planted a row of broad beans and to fill a space at the front of the plot we have chosen a blueberry and a ¬†gooseberry bush. I could resist these during a recent visit to Wilko. So good look to everyone, lets hope the sun shines and a little rain falls. Personally I’m really looking forward to another year on the allotment.IMG_0006