Sunflower Granola

My beautiful sunflower plants...well, a few weeks back. Now they are hanging over, bursting with seeds - which the squirrels and birds are happily noshing on. Which I am OK with :) I grew them for them, something to tide them over for the cold winter coming. On the other hand, I can make … Continue reading

Lavender Granola

An odd little find at our library....an entire cookbook dedicated to culinary lavender: Discover Cooking with Lavender. Knowing my love of Lavender I couldn't pass checking it out. A couple of years back I pulled out the 'landscaper special' bushes in our front yard and plunked in around 15 … Continue reading

Maple Pecan Granola with Raisins

Lower-fat granola hasn't been a huge success in our house, the high fat oil ones simply taste better. What I find is low-fat ones add in applesauce which can burn during the baking, leaving a hard granola. This recipe, from The Eat-Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook: Lose Weight and Get Healthy - One … Continue reading

Coconut Cranberry Granola

Sunday is often my puttering day in the kitchen, when I take time to think of meal and recipe ideas and get a start on the week. I was in the midst of everything, Walker was down for a nap, The Baby was happy in his Pack n' Play next to me, The Teenager was out of the house and Kirk was off to … Continue reading