Thursday, August 5, 2010

News From The Cocoon

Hey woah! Yes I am still alive.

I've been hibernating in a little cocoon of biology homework. Not such a fun cocoon, but the end is in sight and I'm just about ready to emerge and start living again!

Look out galleries and craft markets and test kitchen and sewing machine and knitting needles and reading novels I come!

It hasn't been all about the books though (in fact nowhere near as much as it should have been!).

I had a chance earlier this week to make a batch of oat yoghurt. Here it is fermenting:

And a couple of days later in my bowl with yacon, apple, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and blueberries.

Green smoothies had been my breakfast of choice for a long time, but quite frankly I've had enough. So experimenting with new breakfast options is my new favourite thing. Now as this is my first batch of oat yoghurt I'm not entirely sure how it's supposed to taste. And I'm not sure what the texture is supposed to be like either.

Either way, mine came out thick, sour and somewhat doughy. And strangely delicious.

I'm not sure if it's supposed to be doughy, maybe it was because there wasn't enough water (or too much?) or because I kept stirring it while it was fermenting or because the middle of winter is hardly ideal fermenting weather, but I'll definitely be giving it another shot!

Not much else happening in test kitchen this week. It's kind of difficult when my kitchen table looks like this. Sad face.

Although maybe I shouldn't complain, later today I'm heading to this raw food class. Even though I should be studying. Naughty.


  1. Oat yogurt sounds interesting. I recently tried a new brand of vegan cheese spread made from oats and it was really delicious. Ahhh, I remember how my kitchen table looked during nursing school.. just like yours!

  2. Four more days and the madness ends and I get my kitchen back!

    Yeah the yoghurt was really weird, but delicious! I've got another batch brewing, I can already tell this one is going to be better...

  3. your study table looks like my entire house at the moment! :/ hmmmmmm.
    how's the detox going? Thermophase is strangely delicous, but sometimes unbearable hey!

  4. Study table is now clear of papers...but covered in new juicer instead! Eep! I'll tell you all about it soon!

    Detox is ok, not much different to how I normally eat really. No thermophase yet, I think that comes later, but at least now I know it's tasty :)