Weather: 40 degrees, sunny and crisp… no snow yet
What I’m listening to: Backyardigans Halloween Special
A friend from my hometown in Northern California, who is also one of my subscribers, sent me a wonderful food gift of straight-off-the-farm California walnuts after reading this post about the high cost of nuts in Alaska. Since that time, I’ve been looking for a great way to highlight my beautiful walnuts in a recipe.
Granola seems like perfect food for The Last Frontier (a.k.a. Alaska), but it’s also quite costly here. It’s simple to make granola at home and it’s healthier and more cost-effective as well… as are almost all things homemade. Plus, you get the added family fun of customizing it to your own tastes or making scrumptious seasonal varieties. In fact, I think seasonal homemade granola would make a wonderful gift. It’s delicious with milk for breakfast, over yogurt and/or fruit, or as an ice cream topping. Or you can go really crazy and eat it by the handful as an afternoon snack. Crunchy, wholesome goodness.
Keep checking back; I already have more granola recipe inspirations brewing. And, I suspect we’ll also see the California walnuts used again sometime as well. Just a hunch.