A loaf of beer bread is in the oven, filling the kitchen with that comforting aroma of yeast, sugar, and flour doing their magic. This time I used Granville Island Honey Lager. The first time I made beer bread I used Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which gave the bread a slight bitter taste.

This morning I went to the pool at the local uni to participate in their Aquasize class for the first time. I am so pooped. Most of the participants were elderly Chinese ladies. Although I felt out of place, I'm going to try to make it a regular thing. Maybe I'll try to get the Dude to come with me once in a while.


It looks like a veritable winter wonderland outside. It snowed again overnight. It's March...and it's snowing.

But the weather has been gorgeous, so I guess a little snow is tolerable.

Since I don't want anything to do with the snow outside, I'm going to stay inside and make some homemade yogurt again.


Over the weekend I attempted to make homemade yogurt, and it was a success! My first attempt at making yogurt was a failure. It happened to be soy yogurt, which is harder to get right than dairy yogurt. But dairy yogurt was a lot easier and forgiving. Our household consumes a lot of yogurt (I'm the only one who doesn't due to my lactose intolerance), and hopefully we can switch to homemade yogurt.

Also, I'm happy to report that the beer bread I baked was surprisingly good. I'm eager to try it with other beers.