Saturday, July 5, 2008

I'm either a genius...

or the last one to the party. Either way, I wanted to share this little gem I stumbled on today:

If you are out of fresh fruit, you can mix jam with yogurt - and it's delicious!

I didn't have time to defrost any berries this morning, and I'd eaten all the fresh fruit that we had in the house, so I dropped a teaspoon or two of black cherry jam into a cup or so of plain yogurt, added my sunflower and flax seeds, and it was wonderful. Sort of like that stuff you buy in the store that advertises "fruit on the bottom" - except I know exactly what the ingredients were when I enjoyed this. And with a lot less waste. And it's a lot cheaper. I'm guessing kids would really like this, especially if they find regular plain yogurt with fruit mixed in not sweet enough.

In some ways it was better than using fresh fruit because everything was a more similar consistency. And there was no washing or chopping to do. I love figuring new stuff out!

I'm off to enjoy the rest of this long weekend - I hope you all do too!

8 comments:

Heather @ SGF said...

I've never tried that but it sure does sound good!

arduous said...

Mmmm jam. You know what else is delicious? Jam in tea, Russian style. I tried it because I had run out of sugar, and it was delcious! Now it's just an occasional treat. :)

Melissa said...

heather I think you'll like it - and it sounds like you have plenty of jam in your pantry!

arduous, that is brilliant! I'd never heard of that before, but I have a serious tea love affair going on, so I'll be trying it before the weekend is over!

Sades said...

I have done that since I was a little kid, I think it's delicious. Another really tasty treat is apple sauce and plain yogurt. Although it is kind of like the consistency of baby food, so some people might not like it because of that.

Nadine said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I buy a wonderful locally made maple-flavored yogurt at the farmer's market. It's like dessert!

Green Bean said...

I vote genius. Never thought of that.

kale for sale said...

Great idea. I have marmalade I'm going to try. Generally I mix honey that I've packed mint leaves into with plain yogurt. And then I marvel at this delicious land of milk and honey.

Melissa said...

sades, I think the consistency might be weird for me, but I'm going to try it at least once before I decide!

Nadine, that sounds heavenly!

green bean, thanks for your vote - I think you are right, I am a genius ;-)

kale for sale, I love it! I've noticed that how I think about my food really affects how much I enjoy it, and imagining it as the land of milk and honey would do wonders I think! I like the mint leaves idea, I hadn't thought about that, but it's the one thing that is definitely flourishing for me right now in my little container gardens!