Recipes and ingredient lists are constantly printed on packaged goods boxes and wrappers. The information contained there is often glossed over and even thought of as fruitless or at least pointless details. I regularly read boxes and packages, not specifically to gain insights, rather I get bored standing in line at the grocery store. While my motivation may be skewed, the results are not. This mindless reading of lists and simple recipes designed by manufacturers regularly sparks thoughts and begins idea avalanches. Today we were working with non-fat milk powder and it was Aki's turn to read the box. She read a recipe for whipped milk using the non-fat milk powder and water. The results were astonishingly good. The ideas, well you may imagine what we are thinking. Besides being pleased with the results it started another conversation about the proteins in non-fat milk powder and the hows and whys of whipping and furthermore our options for utilizing this knowledge.
All of this from a box of dried milk before breakfast was even over today.