Sunday, September 1, 2013

Homemade Granola

My sister-in-law is a wonderful cook and also loves gardening and making things from scratch. She is also a nutritionist, so I love to pick her brain for new recipes. When I visited her recently, she was making granola and shared the recipe with me! This is from "Finding Joy in my Kitchen" and it is so easy and really tasty.
I used olive oil instead of butter and the granola is really crunchy--just the way we like it. Our youngest loves to eat it plain! Click on the link to see the recipe! It's a winner!

Garden Progress and the chairs I promised...

We finally have green beans! Our green bean tee-pee yielded a nice bowl of heirloom Missouri Pole beans. Picking them was fun, as they had started to grow in with the grapevine that covers our fence behind them. It was like hide-n-seek! 

One of our largest sunflowers broke this week, so it was time to dry and roast the seeds. I cheated a bit and dried them in the dehydrator for a few hours before roasting. I wish that I had soaked them in salt water for a salty flavor but they are still pretty tasty! 

Last but not least, I promised a photo of the chairs I scored at the antique sale a few weeks ago. They were $10 each and are in great condition. I love the design and the color. They are actually really comfortable to sit in too! We've enjoyed using them for school and for my new Usborne Books business venture!

Pyrex + Vintage Dress= Love

One of my awesome vintage dresses (a Sears and Roebuck) and my beautiful Green Wheat Promo Space-Saver dish in action!