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Yummy Granola!

As promised here is my very tasty (and easy) Crunchy Granola Recipe:

Mix together:

4 cups old-fashioned oats

1 tbsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. salt

In a separate bowl mix together:

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

Mix the two bowls together. Spread flat on greased cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees for 10 minutes. Stir and  add desired amount of chopped walnuts. Bake 5 minutes. Stir once again and bake 5-10 more minutes. Granola should still be slightly sticky as its cooling. After it has cooled add raisins or other dried fruit, nuts, seeds etc.

Our favorite way to serve this granola is over vanilla yogurt!


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I’ve spent time over the last month canning salsa, tomatoes and tomato sauce. I’ve decided not to put up instructions on how to can on the site, because there are lots of great resources about canning out there (and I don’t want to miss a step). I will say however, that canning highly acidic fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes, and peaches is really easy.  I think it is a great step toward eating more sustainably. I chose to can local tomatoes that were bought in season from a farmers market, and by preserving them we can eat tomatoes even in the winter!

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