When I get interested in an idea I inundate myself with knowledge from books and the Internet. I’m fascinated with becoming more frugal. My problem is too many interests. I'm a budding gardener, canner, quilter, needlepoint painter, soapmaker, and homemade cleaning product enthusiast...and have a full-time job. Hopefully this blog will enable others who are looking to become interested in similar things learn from my mistakes...which undoubtedly will happen. I can almost guarantee that.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I do not have the patience of a saint. Fact. This was discovered in my attempt to make coconut milk to use in making coconut crockpot yogurt.
Coconut meat and shells
I started off with two brown coconuts and one young coconut and cracked them open and poured out the water.
As you can see there was a LOT of work to be done to get the meat off of the shell. I really need to figure out a better way to do this because after 80% of the way through I was not as neat and tidy about cleaning off the rind since I knew it was going to go in the Vita Mix.
Pulpy mixture of coconut yogurt
Unfortunately, the Vita Mix can only do what it is given to work with. I must have had a LITTLE bit too much rind remaining on the coconut meat and it gave it a very grainy consistency. I personally liked it, but I knew that it would never do for the rest of my family. It went into the crockpot anyway and did make a yogurt, albeit grainy.
I'm not one to try to waste anything - I'll try and turn a mistake into something productive. For some reason my children call them "Mom's Experiments"?????
Coconut milk ice cubes!
So here's a picture of my coconut yogurt that was frozen into ice cube trays. Easy-peasy to grab out of a freezer bag and throw into smoothies.