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How to Make Yogurt Cheese in 3 Steps

Yogurt cheese is easy to make at home from plain or flavored yogurt and comes out with the consistency of a spreadable cream cheese or a thick, firm cottage cheese. In fact, you can turn most regular yogurt into a thicker Greek-style yogurt by the same method.

If you like the tart flavor of yogurt, this is a great, easy method to turn it into a thicker cheese to use in recipes or to spread on a bagel or other bread products instead of cream cheese. Adding sugar to plain yogurt makes it more spreadable and works well in dessert dishes.

A plain yogurt cheese is said to produce a superior frozen yogurt, so if you enjoy making your own frozen treats, you can start with plain yogurt, make yogurt cheese, and then complete your frozen yogurt recipe.

The equipment you will need is a Yogurt Cheese Maker, or you can try funnel or strainer, a cheesecloth or coffee filter, and a cup or bowl over which you can position the funnel or strainer. Your funnel or strainer needs to be big enough to hold all of the yogurt you are going to convert into yogurt cheese.

This recipe is appropriate if you make your own yogurt as well as for commercially-prepared yogurt.

Ingredients: 1 cup Yogurt (750ml)
Steps to Make Cheese
1.  For yogurt cheese, If you have the Cheese Maker, thing will be easier. Just clean the cheese maker first.
If without, try line a strainer or funnel with a double thickness of cheesecloth or a single coffee filter, and place it over a container to catch the liquid.

2. Spoon in the yogurt into the Filter Cup of the Cheese Maker, or  the coffee filter or cheesecloth.

3. Put the filter cup into the bottom cup and cover the cup lid. Then refrigerate it at least overnight.
If you try other thing, cover the top of the funnel or strainer with plastic wrap, and refrigerate it at least overnight.

Done, and you will get the favorite cheese the next morning! Just 3 steps, so easy!
Just bear in mind the moisture will drain out and firm up the yogurt. The longer you let it drain, the firmer it becomes.So you can get your most favorite flavor by controlling the time of draining. Don’t forget to Keep your yogurt cheese refrigerated. It is best when used within one week.

The drained liquid is whey, the same as the liquid removed during any cheesemaking process. You can discard it or it may be used as part of the liquid or milk in baked goods or in place of milk or water in your smoothies. You can refrigerate it to use within a couple of days if you are going to be doing some baking.

If you start with a flavored yogurt, you will have flavored yogurt cheese. For a fruit cheese, mix in more fruit, jam, or jelly.

You can also make savory spreads from plain yogurt cheese. Mix in some finely chopped onions, chives, herbs, or powdered seasonings. Your yogurt cheese can be a great base for dips and spreads for parties and on game day.

How to Connect a Laptop to a HD TV

Attaching your laptop to the HDMI jack on your HD TV allows you to view your computer’s contents on a much larger and sharper screen. You can also utilize your PC’s broadband Internet connection to watch streaming movies and TV shows on your TV’s big screen.

There are several ways to get high-definition quality graphics from your laptop to an HDTV. It depends upon the type of laptop you have and the features it’s equipped with. Some newer model laptops come equipped with an HDMI jack, making it HDMI-ready. In this case the connection is simple. Use an HDMI cable to connect the laptop’s HDMI jack to the TV’s HDMI jack to get HD from the laptop to the TV. If the laptop does not have an HDMI jack there are many solutions for your option.

Using USB to HDMI Converter (for any laptop with USB)
Almost all the laptop has a USB port, either USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. It’s very simple to hook up your laptop to TV with a USB to HDMI adapter. The USB to HDMI converter has a audio input that will support both video and audio transmission. Just plug and play, then you can enjoy the HD movies on your bigger TV screen. One thing you’d pay attention to is, if your laptop has USB 2.0 port, you’d better choose the USB 2.0 to HDMI converter. While for those who have got the newest MacBook Pro that built with USB 3 port, it’s better to choose the USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter.

Using VGA to HDMI Converter (for laptop with VGA port)
If you don’t like to take the USB port when you just get 1 or 2 USB port on your laptop, you can use a VGA to HDMI converter to connect your laptop with TV. You can learn more about how to connect PC VGA to HD TV.

Using a Mini DisplayPort/ Thunderbolt to HDMI Adapter (For Mac Laptops)
For Apple fans, your Macbook or other Mac laptop/PC has built with a mini displayport or thunderbolt. In this case, try Mini DisplayPort/ Thunderbolt to HDMI Adapter. This allows you to send high-definition quality graphics from your Mac laptop to your HDTV.

With the above solutions, you can enjoy HD program from your laptop on your TV now

Fantastic New 4 in 1 Camera Lens for iPhone 5 Is Arriving

our new iPhone 5 camera lens with Special effects shots and Front-facing lens is arriving. It’s the upgrade of the 3 in 1 iphone 5 photo lens. Its appearance has greatly improved and a front iphone fisheye lens was added to it. At the same time our designer has improved the method of use, allowing users to use the camera lens to take pictures and enjoy the self timer more convenient.

This 4 – in – 1 iPhone camera lens will let you have the wonderful self – timer experience. Its rotating design makes you switch lenses freely that you only need to move finger to rotate the camera. With the front – facing fisheye lens, you can enjoy the fun of the self timer with fisheye effect in every moment.

The following picture is how it works for you


iphone 5 camera lens

So take the 4-in-1 camera lens for Iphone 5  and enjoy a fantastic shooting. Of course, you can take it to watch games or tavel. Never miss the great moment again.

Now enjoy some pictures from this iphone camera lens.
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New Apple TV On the way – Dual Core A5 Is Expecting

TechCrunch just posted a rumor suggesting that the current Apple TV might be replaced with a newer model in the very near future.

As TechCrunch reports, Amazon and Best Buy are now selling the second-generation Apple TV for $89, $10 below its $99 MSRP. Amazon has also marked the product name with the number “2010″ label next to the product name, perhaps suggesting that there will be a 2011 or 2012 edition rolling out soon. And major retailers rarely sell Apple products below their suggested price. It’s a practice usually reserved for clearing out inventory prior to product discontinuation.

The existing model has been around since September 1, 2010, and a new device might very well replace the single-core A4 with a dual-core A5. That bump would help 1080p playback and smooth out the UI on the Apple TV.

The author believes that if a new Apple TV is on the way, it would be likely to hit the market before the holiday buying binge starts — perhaps as soon as the next few days. If not, a refresh wouldn’t be likely until 2012.

New Apple TV 2011 2012

New Apple TV

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