Archive for January, 2008

Product review: Trader Joe’s Greek Style Nonfat Yogurt, Honey flavor

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

5.3 oz container.

In a word, yuck.

I like TJ’s plain Greek Style yogurt but the honey flavored cup is too sweet, too chalky, a little bitter and all around unpleasant. It really tastes twice as sweet as real honey and that’s not a good thing. I’ve gotten through about a third of it and I don’t think I can choke down any more. For 120 calories in the 5.3 oz cup, it’s definitely not worth it. This product would be much better if it was mostly plain yogurt with a drizzle of honey on top.

I hope I’ve helped to save you a dollar.

Enjoying the Fruits of my Labor

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

If you’ve been watching this space for awhile, you know that I made a lot of soup and other dishes over the course of the summer and fall. I have a 5 ft tall freezer in the basement and a standard top freezer in the kitchen, both absolutely full. My goal is to totally eat through both freezers before the next CSA season starts in June. I don’t think that I’ll have a problem doing it if I stick to my resolution: no new soup. I set this resolution at the end of the season. I made a batch of mushroom barley soup during Christmas time but we had friends over and that soup is long gone. I’m not counting chicken soup, which is necessary every couple of weeks or so. Ok, so I’m not totally following my resolution.

We have eaten three containers of soup from the freezer this week: roasted beet, butternut squash with tomatillo, and pumpkin soup. I think I’m going to make some soup later today with all the veggies that are left in my fridge; I know there’s a rutabaga, a head of red cabbage, some turnips, carrots, and beets. But then I’m done. No more new soup.

Oh, who am I kidding. Yeah, that would be me.