Tasty nutty goodness with whole grain oats, brown rice, corn, soybeans, millet, barley, oat bran, sunflower seeds & flaxseed
I can’t remember the last time I baked anything requiring baking soda. I pride myself on being an average “assembler” and since baking is chemistry and requires precise measurement, I’ve never really been a baker. But it’s cold out and I’m getting sucked into it by all the lovely posts and pics from my friends. (Thank you all, I think!) But I’m also trying to eat healthier, so I wanted to try something besides my great grandma’s Teaball recipe.
I picked up a package of Bob’s Red Mill 8 Grain Hot Cereal because it looked yummy and had a Muffin Recipe on the package. It has 8 whole grains for goodness sake – that’s healthy!
Knowing the danger involved, but feeling CONFIDENT (due to the kind support of Spabettie (Kristina) & VinoLuci (Barb), I decided to modify it a bit using yogurt, maple syrup, apples & nuts. But yes, I was also feeling nervous about modifying given the chemistry nature of this project.
I enlisted the help of my 18 month old nephew, properly slung a towel over his shoulder, turned on James Taylor, and went to work. Continue reading
Jean-Pierre Wolff, Wolff Vineyards
I know thousands of farmers. I’ve worked with farmers for 15 years. I love my farmers. But I know that it’s easy to forget that it takes people to grow food because we buy most of our food from grocers and we don’t have a FACE to go with the food. So today is a day to celebrate and thank the farmers who grow the food we enjoy everyday.
- I’m thankful for cheese & nuts – because they make me feel like a gourmet.
- I’m thankful that I have the choice to buy my food at the farmer’s market, supermarket, neighborhood market, and online market.
- I’m thankful for all the fresh fruits and vegetables in my kitchen and that my body craves them.
- I’m thankful for olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and basil, because they’re good with everything.
- I’m thankful that I don’t wake up or go to sleep hungry.
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