Sunday, August 4, 2013
I've adapted my recipe from one posted on Apartment Therapy's, The Kitch'n. A regular food writer and granola entrepreneur Megan Gordon has proven to be my favorite granola inspiration. Try her template here! I have repeatedly used her base recipe to great success- especially with general oven heat and cook times. So here is a quick run down on how I do this and you can change or edit as you wish.
1. pick out my favorite pyrex bowl.
2. scoop in about three cups of old fashioned steel cut oats from Trader Joe's.
3. salt and add PLENTY of cinnamon and then fluff (to taste)
4. pour in as much real maple syrup as you dare- enough to make you want to eat the oats off the end of you stir spoon :) (about a half cup )
5. add about a half cup of coconut oils and fluff
6. add uncooked nuts and fruit now- as much as you want, I use about two cups each of raw pepitas and slivered raw almonds
7. scoop into baking dish 9'' by 13'' and pop in oven preheated to 425 - check frequently- usually about the time it smells good its almost time to pull it out because it keeps cooking in the pan while cooling
8. enjoy your new favorite treat :)
What are your favorite methods of making granola? Let me know!
Friday, July 12, 2013
What a wonderful/busy months its been! June/July has been filled with friends, holidays, anniversaries, and of course my day job. I have decided to begin writing a children's book so keep your fingers crossed for me; getting published is usually quite the process. It has been all to easy to let the little things slip while focusing on work and other big things. In the midst of all the hubbub, though, I have revisited an old favorite DIY project, the vintage cactus planter. I know this has been seen and done a lot this year, but this one is my vintage cactus planter and I love it! Here it is to share with you!
|Don't let the soft fuzzy needles fool you, they are still barbed and give the effect of dozens of splinters youch! haha|
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Summer is around the corner and the itch for a vacation hit me strong today. Having had an unusual shift at work yesterday/today (8:00pm until 6:30 am), my brain was a scrambled mixture of too much caffeine and being exhausted. As I looked around my poor little apartment very much in need of some TLC, I decided I was going on a vacation instead- to Portland. This afternoon endeavor brought the exact diversion I needed and I got to know my city a little bit better. Here is a little photo journal of my afternoon (cleaning not included.
|Its a family habit to window shop! Usually at times like this I send pics like this to my mom to show her my changing tastes in style !|
|This is one of my favorite shops- Crossroads Clothing Company- a clothing exchange. Most of my clothes actually come from here!|
|Next stop down the block a kitchen shop with EVERY color of Le Cruiset you can imagine.|
|About a block later I stumbled upon Sammy's Flowers, a treasure of a flower shop.|
|I am elated lilacs are in season!|
|Beautiful apartments like these are EVERYWHERE in Portland- they make me feel like I have been transported somewhere in Europe|
Monday, May 6, 2013
Hi friends!! It is nice to be back after so long of a silence. It turns out I am not a very good blogger for the very reason I was never good at keeping a diary. I hate putting my thoughts and ideas into words. (I should have guessed) That does not mean I am about to give up- I fully intend to keep it up and try to be a bit more consistent in the process. Also, I wanted to announce The Blue Kazoo Vintage my new Etsy shop is now open for business! Don't worry, my husband is helping me maintain it :) I am really excited about the idea of actually being able to share things that inspire me! From now on most of the treasure I hunt down will be posted on Etsy. Here are a few of the things that inspired me tell me what you think!
|I am currently crushing kitschy 50's pottery|
|Who could resist this as a (small) recipe box in the kitchen?|
|I have to admit if I had a good excuse to keep this little darling I would.|
|Just big enough for a couple of buds|
|I can't get enough of this color!|
|I think I would use this as a coffee table catch-all.|
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
|Image belongs to http://thecrohnsjourneyfoundation.org/recipes/fried-honey-banana/|
Saturday, February 16, 2013
|"Give her of the fruit of her hands" Proverbs 31 quotation|