We survived our first day back on the farm! Guess who has dirt under her nails again..
Sorry for the gross hand picture, but the dirt is back which can only mean one thing, we are home.
Since it snowed about 5 inches last night we were put to work in the greenhouse. We had Charlotte (my sister-in-law) help us out for the first part of the morning. But then it was just me, Taylor, and the plants.
We transplanted onions and leeks.
This time of year, working in the greenhouse is sort of like a Thursday night. It’s not quite the weekend, but you can taste it right around the corner.
I can’t wait to eat some leeks!
Working in the greenhouse from 8am to 5pm can be a bit tiring. It’s the same thing all day long. But once we move outside to plant everything into the ground it will be an exciting day.
Lovely lettuce. Getting bigger everyday!
Anyway, thank you all for being patient while we drove back east. The road trip was pretty uneventful but we had a nice time visiting friends along the way. No sleeping in the truck this time. Thanks to all of our friends who live all over!
Alright, I promised an awesome granola recipe and I am going to deliver. This recipe was inspired by the cookbook Good Food, Great Medicine. Of course Charlotte and I tweaked it a bit because that’s what we like to do. This is time consuming but worth every minute.
5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup crushed walnuts
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 225 degrees
1. In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients (except the fruit!!!) Whisk the maple syrup, oil, and salt until well blended. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix until its evenly spread.
2. Spread in your larges baking pan or two and bake at 225 degrees for 3 hours. Take it out, stir add your fruit and then continue to bake for another hour.
3. Turn off your oven and let the granola sit in the oven for a couple more hours.
4. Store in an air tight container and enjoy!
The slow cooking is what makes this really good. I promise it’s worth it.