I don’t like plain yogurt. I don’t. I have never understood the draw. I have winced at people who eat it in their cereal or sprinkle it with granola. It is so sour. Thus, I have WASTED 39 years not enjoying plain yogurt. I can be such a stubborn dolt.
Then my sister in law Valerie, who is my computer guru and all around blog gal…my…Valfriday, started eating little containers of Fage yogurt in my presence that comes with a little attached tub of honey. And,then she got my daughter eating plain yogurt. Now I’m having to buy the stuff for my eight year old daughter, feeling like a chump for being so intransigent. The yogurt and I were having a staring contest as I basked in the yellow glow of the open refrigerator door the other day when it occurred to me that I should probably just cover the stuff up with honey and fruit and make it impossible to hate. And it worked beautifully.
And here is the bottom line: plain yogurt still gives me the willies…by itself. But, when it is the sour partner to the sweet local honey…when it is the soft to the firm chopped pecans…when it plays off of chopped fruit…it is an absolute delight.
Now I have eaten this yogurt sundae at least 6 out of the past seven days. And as long as the strawberries stay sweet and fresh at the market, I see no end.
|Yogurt Sundae|| |
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
- ¼ cup chopped strawberries
- 1 tablespoon local honey
- Place the yogurt in a cup or bowl.
- Top the yogurt with chopped pecans and chopped strawberries.
- Drizzle honey on top of the yogurt.
Keep the honey handy, because if you are like me the magic spell will be broken if you get a bite without honey. And, don’t mix it all up. I find it much more interesting when the honey and the yogurt still show their own textures in every bite.
If I haven’t convinced you to do so yet, use this opportunity to go to your local farmers market and meet your local honey producers. Local honey is the best. I love buying several different ones and letting the kids taste the differences. We use it in tea and on toast and eat it by the spoonful.
And, look out for Round Rock Honey and the Texas Honeybee Guild. Both are superior products. If you know of any other local honeys that I need to try, please speak up.
OK…that’s it. If you have any secrets for making yogurt taste good, I’d love to hear them.