A quick and easy granola video. I remember large jars of granola in the cupboard as a child. My mom would make it at night after we were asleep. A delicious breakfast to wake up to!
Today was one of those mornings where my 4-year-old refused to eat breakfast. I went through the list of usual options: Oatmeal? Toast with peanut butter? Apple muffin with sesame butter? Fried egg with ketchup? He replied with a definitive, “No. Neverland!” (It’s his new expression.) So then I got creative.
Homemade granola is quick and easy to make, and much less expensive than buying it off the shelf. Most importantly, it’s a lot healthier because you know exactly what’s in it.
Ginger ale, or ginger beer, is sweet, slightly spicy and totally refreshing on a hot summer’s day. We started making this last month when the temperatures soared to 40C. At the time, we were experimenting with making fruit wine, or country wine, from fresh cherries. The process of making wine and soda is almost the same in the initial stages. More on our wine experiment coming soon.
With Canadian Thanksgiving just around the corner (October 8, 2012), we’ve been busy chopping, baking, steaming, pureeing, and experimenting with one of our favorite fall fruits: pumpkin.
Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up! Apricots and dates give these tasty slices enough sweetness and flavor that no one will suspect they are sugar-free. I added hemp seeds to give an energy boost, but you can substitute sesame seeds or chopped sunflower seeds if that’s what you have on hand.