Showing posts from June, 2014

Sunshine in a jar


Granola of the gods

This is the best granola you will ever eat. Don't bother buying store-bought stuff...just buy some fresh ingredients and give this a try. It's healthy candy. I'm not joking!!! 6 cups whole rolled oats 2 TBSP cinnamon 1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice (optional, but I love it) 1 TBSP cardamom (this is very expensive, but totally worth it. I skipped this on the first batch and splurged on the second, and oh boy this spice gives a very nice flavor!) 1 tsp sea salt (I don't like my granola very salty, so just use as much as you'd like. CAUTION: if you are using any salted nuts, cut back on the salt here) 1/2 cup flax seed 1/2 cup chia seed Mix all together in a big bowl 6 TBSP coconut oil 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (not Aunt Jemimas!) 1/2 cup raw wild honey (use local to help with your allergies!) 2 tsp pure vanilla extract Mix all together in separate bowl then mix in with granola mixture. If you are using raw nuts, go ahead and mix in with the

Sunday in the country

Water flowers, prune grapefruit tree, pick oranges and tangerines, pick plums, prune pears, pick lettuce, radishes, carrots, and strawberries, trim back rosemary and salvia, dead head roses, trap gophers, feed succulents, pick weeds in garden, read on the patio, squeeze oranges, freeze plums, make granola, prep lettuce wraps, juice last years frozen apples with spinach and carrots from the garden, turn the music up and eat fresh!! Love this life!!!!