6 x May 17 – June 6, 2018 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com Cool, creamy and loaded with health benefits, yogurt is a go-to favorite for breakfast, snack time, dessert or just about anytime hunger strikes. Whether you top it with fresh fruit and granola, add it to smoothies, or use it in place of sour cream in savory dishes, yogurt’s versatility makes it a culinary superstar. With a few simple ingredients, you can make yogurt at home for a fraction of the cost and avoid extra sugar, artificial stabilizers, colors and flavors. Easy to Make Making yogurt involves adding a small amount of starter (yogurt) with active live cultures to milk and allowing time and heat to do their jobs. Heat aids fermentation, which is what gives yogurt its signature tangy flavor, thickness and aroma. Using a crockpot or Instant Pot makes the process almost effortless, and once you try it, you will think twice before buying yogurt at the store again — it’s that simple. FOODIE FOR (See recipe for an easy crockpot version.) Favorite Flavors Once the yogurt has reached the desired consistency, the fun begins! Enjoy it still warm au naturel or sweeten to taste with maple syrup, agave nectar, honey or sugar. Top with granola, fresh fruit, ground flaxseeds, raisins, chopped dates, nuts, dark cherries — just use your imagination. Shredded coconut, crystallized ginger and fresh mangoes add a tropical flair, while layers of crushed graham crackers, fresh berries and chocolate chips create an instant dessert. Create “fruit on the bottom” yogurt cups at a fraction of the price with fresh THOUGHT Yogurt Culture Tangy, Tempting and so Simple to Make by Kirsten Harrington or frozen fruit lightly sweetened and thickened with chia seeds. (See recipe.) Greek Style If you prefer thicker, protein-rich yogurt, simply line a colander or sieve with cheesecloth, add the finished yogurt, and place over a bowl to strain. Store it in the refrigerator for two to four hours or until the desired thickness is reached. Easy Crockpot Yogurt Start this easy recipe at lunchtime and enjoy fresh yogurt for breakfast the next day. A small, instant-read thermometer is helpful. Ingredients: 1/2 gallon of 2 percent or whole organic milk (yogurt will be thicker with whole milk) 1/2 cup plain yogurt with “live and active cultures,” preferably organic Honey, maple syrup or sugar to sweeten, if desired Vanilla extract, optional Method: Pour milk into crockpot and turn on low. Heat until milk reaches 170-180 degrees, about 2 1/2 hours. Turn off crockpot, unplug and allow milk to cool to 110-115 degrees — about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Stir in 1/2 cup of plain yogurt, whisk well. Cover the crockpot with blankets or towels and allow it to sit for at least 12 hours. If desired, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey to sweeten and 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract. Place in a glass bowl or glass jars in the refrigerator and allow to cool for four to six hours. Yogurt will thicken CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 2018 Open 6 Days a Week Until 9pm on Weekdays Voted #1 Physician 4 Years in a Row *Now Accepting New Patients (407) 876-CARE (2273) | WindermereMedicalCenter.com Accepted Plans: Aetna | BCBS (all plans) | Cigna/Disney | Florida Hospital (FHHS) | Healthchoice | Medicare | United Healthcare and many more Niral Patel, M.D.
www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x May 17 – June 6, 2018 x 7 Include Digital Assets In Your Estate Plan by: Kristen M. Jackson / Attorney Not long ago, it was difficult to access someone else’s bank or financial accounts during their incapacity without, at a minimum, a written notarized durable power of attorney. Today, such authorization may require nothing more than an on-line internet password as more and more of the world becomes paperless. Incapacity is one thing, but if someone dies, assets managed by online internet digital access are increasingly at risk of being lost. The digital world has become a part of most all of our lives and management of digital assets needs to be included when preparing your last will, revocable trust or other estate planning. Imagine the following example of children of savvy computer parents who died without a will. When John and Susan’s mother and father died, it appeared they had only a modest estate which included a home, its contents and 2 cars. In searching through their parent’s home, they found no mail, receipts or any other evidence of bank accounts, insurance policies or investments. Because there was no will, they were required to hire a probate attorney in order to acquire title to the family home and 2 cars. Nine months later with probate concluded, John and Susan were given title to their parent’s assets. One year following the order of discharge of their probate proceeding, Susan found a computer flash drive in her mother’s jewelry box and contacted John. When they opened the information of the flash drive on a computer, they were overwhelmed. The flash drive contained passwords to banking and investment accounts, one of which was a crypto-currency account, Bitcoin. In 2012, John and Susan’s parents invested $2,500 in Bitcoin which today is valued at a few million. Although the passwords provided them with access to investment and bank balances, it was necessary to reopen the previously closed probate to amend the estate value. Had Susan not found the flash drive left by her parents, their assets may have ended up in the State of Florida’s unclaimed property. Other information found on the flash drive included a Family website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and iTunes accounts. According to recent studies, the average person has roughly $25,000 or more worth of assets stored on digital devices. That value includes purchased movies, books, music and games as well as personal memories, communications, personal records, hobbies and career information. Of those surveyed by these studies, 55 percent said they store assets that would be impossible to recreate, re-download or repurchase. Today’s world is becoming increasingly more digital and paperless. Trying to organize and take the time necessary to develop an electronic digital map of all of our online assets can be exhaustive considering how many times we are routinely asked by the company custodians of those accounts to change or modify our user names and passwords for security purposes. Like a safe without a key, rather than just electronically placing digital assets on a flash drive, computer or on-line where no one may find them after you have died, discuss with your estate planning attorney how to include a plan to notify your beneficiaries of digital assets upon your death. Legal Areas of Practice By our Team of Attorneys Administrative Advance Directives Bankruptcy Business Buy / Sell Contracts Commercial Contracts Corporation Criminal Employment Estate Planning Family Law Guardianship Litigation Last Wills Medicaid Powers Of Attorney Pre-Nuptials Probate Real Estate Special Needs Title & Closings Trusts Trademark Estate Planning Wills, Trusts, Probate, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Pre-Need Guardians, Trust Administration, Pet (Animal) Trusts Probate With or without a Last Will, in order to obtain assets, pay debts and taxes and distribute remaining assets to the heirs or beneficiaries, the deceased’s estate requires the assistance of an attorney to manage the court supervised administration. Corporation & Business Law Contracts, Start-ups, Purchase or Sales, Corporations (Inc.), Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s), Trademarks, Copyrights, Franchise Agreements Real Estate Closings, Title Insurance, Sales & Purchases, Leases, Contract Review, Contract Preparation (407)363-9020 www.JacksonLawPA.com Offices: Orlando Credit Cards Accepted Kristen Jackson Attorney At Law