One of the things I like about long weekends at the beach is the volume and variety of food and the ability to naturally â€œdiscoverâ€ new and exciting pairingsâ€¦ Somehow we are able to consume far more while on holiday at the seashore (is it the air, amount of activity, the sweat?) and that provides more opportunity to eat, eat and eat some more. On our most recent Holy Week trip, I made two kinds of guava jelly, some mango jam and lots of other goodies. Then friends brought an outrageous amount of ingredients for two Mediterranean style lunches, and oddly some of the ingredients somehow fell together in this one â€œaha!â€ moment. The simple, new and spectacular pairing for the weekend? Good Greek style yoghurt and some homemade guava jelly. Sounds odd? Not at allâ€¦
I sliced up a green Anjou pear one morning, added two dollops of smooth and creamy Lemnos Natural unflavored yoghurt, a couple of tablespoons of homemade granola and drizzled a tablespoon or so of thinnish homemade guava jelly flavored with kalamansi and sat down to enjoy this concoction. It was really, really good! The yoghurt and jelly were similar to eating yoghurt paired with good honey. The pear and granola on the side just made the whole thing more nutritious and gave it both crunch and chewiness. The yoghurt is from S&R Price and while pricey, definitely worth it. And it only comes in these huge tubsâ€¦but not to worry, it is so good you will have little problems consuming the whole tub in a few days.