yogurt

I try to keep yogurt in my refrigerator. Because B and T are lactose intolerant, I keep a large tub of Green Valley Creamery lactose-free plain yogurt, which they eat with various mix-ins and which we use in lieu of sour cream in recipes.

I had been eating Greek-style yogurt, usually Chobani or Fage, both of which are made here in upstate New York.

Lately, I’ve become a fan of skyr from Icelandic Provisions. It is also made with milk from our local dairies but uses heirloom Icelandic microbes to make a super-thick and creamy yogurt which is high in protein. They also use less added sugar than most commercial yogurts.

Sometimes, I’ll eat skyr as part of a meal but, more often, I’ll eat it as dessert, especially some of the flavors, such as cold brew coffee and key lime. It’s great to have a treat that is indulgent but nutritious.

I’ve been buying Icelandic Provisions most often at Wegmans because they have the best selection. I wish I could find some of the flavors listed on the brand website that feature mix-ins, but I’ve yet to see them in stores here.

I have, though, eaten some kinds of fruit that I hadn’t known existed, such as cloudberry and bilberry, which grow in Iceland. I’d love to travel to Iceland in person someday, see where they grow, and try them. Until then, I’ll content myself with eating delicious skyr in upstate New York.
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The Icelandic South Coast

Loving these blog posts from Iceland!

TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO

After a wonderful night gazing at the stunning Northern Lights, it was an early rise so that I could go exploring the South Coast of Iceland and eventually make it to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.

Getting to Jökulsárlón from Reykjavik is far from a short drive! It can be done in a day, but if you aren’t hard pressed for time, doing it in two days is much more pleasant.

I was travelling through Iceland in September, given the time of year, it really should’ve been starting to cool down for the winter and the hours of sunlight should’ve been rapidly diminishing, but neither was the case. Unseasonably warm weather was upon me!

I was actually pretty unimpressed with this unseasonably warm weather – I had not left Australia – the ideal place if you like the idea living of living on the surface of the sun – for more warm weather!…

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