Thursday, May 17, 2012

new homemade obsession; Granolas

 ~I was just making my third batch in 2 weeks and thought i would share my hybrid granola recipe....its a hybrid from Martha and everything I had in the kitchen. I was super pleased with the molasses addition...luv me some backstrap  so I am always looking for new recipes to include it in!!

2 c old fashioned rolled oats
1c shredded coconut
3/4c raw pumpkin seeds
3/4 c walnuts
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c veg oil
1/8 c honey
1/8 c molasses
2 TB ground flax seeds
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/2 c chopped apricots
1tb  sesame  oil  (unrefined not toasted)


preheat oven 350
combine oats, nuts, salt,  seeds and coconut in large bowl
whisk oil, honey, and molasses in a separate bowl pour over and toss to coat all your oats.
bake on a rimmed cookie (tossing about 10 min in)sheet til golden and delish..bout 15 min! Let  cool stir in flax seeds, fruit and sesame oil....yummy!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Anatomy of an Apron skirt


~I am very excited about this new apron skirt. Which is basically two gathered waist  aprons sewn front to back with a  wide waist band that ties in a  big bow. There is a small opening that has snap closure. The skirt uses enough fabric that a sheer lawn cotton is perfect and I love using a small print calico for the waist and a larger floral for the skirt.  It really is the perfect skirt to hit the dance hall in and HonkyTonk.....