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Saturday, February 18, 2012

School break, day 3; baking granola

Wow people!  I had not idea how tired I really was (am?).  Day 3 of my school break was preceded by two naps, a Supernatural marathon, a Bones season 6 marathon, a trip to Whole Foods for some vegan dinner options (not because I'm vegan, but because I'm allergic to milk proteins and I'm a vegetarian), two giant bottles of Naked juice Green Machine to help me bounce back a bit, lots of knitting, and an early bedtime.  Day 3 itself included dragging myself out of bed (even after a few decent night of sleep), several episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba and Spongebob, and finally getting myself into the kitchen to make the best granola on the planet! 

I found a recipe for olive oil and maple granola on Orangette (one of several food blogs that I follow religiously) and I've had the ingredients for a while but I haven't had the time or energy to mix it up.  It was very simple, easy to make, baked up fast, and now I've got jars of the stuff.  Jars!  I love it :)  (And in my search for that recipe, I found at least three other granola recipes that I'd love to try out.)  I'll tell you one thing though, she was totally right about the coconut flakes!  They're nutty and crunchy, not at all like coconut, and definitely my favorite part of this granola.  I had a small bowl with coconut-almond milk (my current favorite milk substitute) and it was great.  Matter of fact, I'm having some right now.

So, about that knitting, lol.  I'm making decent progress on the first sleeve and I might even be wearing this baby by the end of my vacation.  Hopefully I'll get some half-decent photos soon, but right now it doesn't look much different from the blue version (other than the fact that it's red, and a cardigan, lol).

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