Showing posts from March, 2009

Oopah! Make Your Own Greek Yogurt

Here's something the makers of Greek yogurt don't want you to know: it's just strained regular yogurt. There, I said it. Secret's out. I love Greek yogurt, but what I don't love is spending 4 times as much per container. What I discovered this week is that it's super easy to strain your own yogurt.
First, get a few papertowels, a few coffee filters, or some cheesecloth and place in a strainer. Put yogurt in the strainer over a bowl, and place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. That's it. At the end of some time in the fridge, there will be lovely, cheaper, Greek yogurt (and some whey down in the bowl, which you can discard or use as an extra boost for smoothies).
I tried plain yogurt the other day, and this batch is coffee. Seriously--yum.

Dresser Down

So, when most people want to upgrade their furniture, they go to a nice furniture store and buy a good piece of quality furniture that they would be proud to show to their visitors. But what fun is that? Not me. I sell my Ikea furniture and then buy something that was probably thrown in the trash. Yes, that's right, I bought a new dresser. After a bit of a email scuffle with a craigslist advertiser who had a similar set to my nightstand,I found one that reminded me of it at Eastern Market today. Thing is, it's not as high quality as my nightstand. I am trying to keep my eyes on the prize because I'm sure it will look good once it's refinished. See, the thing is, this dresser needs serious refinishing in addition to some glueing. And, if you recall my last experience, I'm not stripping it myself.

Close up of some of the "quality" finish:

It set me back $40 plus $40 for delivery. Delivery consisted of 2 guys WALKING it (with the heavy mirror) back to my house…