In our kitchen…
-We have just eaten through the last of our winter beets (or should I say, “I have just eaten them”…since I’m the only one in this house who does.) We still are harvesting carrots and greens, but that’s about it. Soon we will get to planting our spring/summer garden and we can’t wait. Seed catalogues are dangerous things!
-I recently made a wicked batch of granola and oat bran zucchini/apple muffins. I can’t remember where I found the granola recipe from…probably a Heidi Swanson book. I just had it written down on a scrap piece of paper stuck in my recipe box. It’s pretty straightforward…oats, seeds, nuts and dried fruits. Specifically I used: 3 cups oats, 1 cup chopped mixed nuts (almonds and cashews), 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds, 1/2 cup flax, 1 cup coconut, 2 T brown sugar, 1 cup dried fruit (dates, cherries, apricots and prunes), 1/2 cup honey, 1/3 cup coconut oil, salt and spices to taste. I pulsed all the ingredients a few times in the food processor just to break it down a bit. Heat the coconut oil and honey together in a pan until melted and pour over mixture. Spread evenly on 2 cookie sheets and bake for about 1/2 hour (more or less depending on your oven), stirring and rotating pans every 10 minutes to avoid burning. The muffin recipe is from the Moosewood Restaurant cookbook, but you can find it here: Apple Zucchini Muffins | Garden Guide Two substitutions I did: I put in less brown sugar (it calls for 3/4 cup, but I only put in a 1/3 cup) and I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of white flour.
-Put your kid in the sink to splash around while you make dinner…try it, it works.
-Levi using the egg scale to weigh a particularly large egg which was recently layed.
-The muffins and granola ready to eat…scrumptious for breakfast with some yogurt!
Hope there are yummy things happening in your kitchen too. Feel free to share your recipes with me!!