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Sunday, June 28, 2015

The GooDness of Granola

I love a really good granola . . . and now that I am Gluten Free, Really Good Granola is not easy to find. So, I searched the internet for grain free granola.
You know what the secret is?


Lots of nuts.

I use a mix of Almonds, Pecans, Pumpkin seeds, and Sunflower seeds. If you are using roasted or salted nuts, you might want to cut out the salt in the recipe

NuTty Granola
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup dried cranberries
5 cups assorted nuts
2 egg whites
2 Tbs water
3 Tbs coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
Chop the nuts. They need to be a mix of choppedness. I did some in the processor, and some with my big knife. Combine the nuts with the coconut and about half the cranberries. ( I like my cranberries to be more fresh and moist, so had the other half later)

In a separate bowl, mix the oil, honey and spices. Whisk in the egg white. Add all of this to the nutty mess.

When it is well combined. . . spoon onto a baking sheet.

Bake at 300 for 30 minutes. Take out after 20 minutes, stir and add the remaining cranberries.
When it is looking browned, remove from the oven.

Important . . . Allow to SIT till it is cooled.
This is when it forms those nutty clumpy clusters

I love it on yogurt, but it would also be great on oatmeal or just by the nutty handfuls.

Y'all enjoy ~

Saturday, June 27, 2015

PhotoHunt ~Lavender

The PhotoHunt for today is Lavender
My first thought was to post my recipe for Lavender Ice Cream (but if you click on that link you can find it) It was yummy. . . in fact, I need to make it again.

I have some great pictures of lavender ~

The day we went to the Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, the wisteria was crazy.

Lavender blossoms everywhere ~

It was So Beautiful . . .
You know a southern girl always has a thing for wisteria.

It was growing on walls that date back to the 11th century. The trunks were massive.


Check for all the other Lavender Photos on The Saturday PhotoHunt
Happy Hunting y'all~

Saturday, June 20, 2015

PhotoHunt ~ HoP

The PhotoHunt for today is 'HoP' ~
There is one way to get around quickly in Positano . . .

HoP on a scooter and hold on ~

I love to see all the scooters ~
It is a part of the charm of the Amalfi Coast

Not that you will find me Hopping on ~ it is a bit risky for me.

Check for all the other  Photo Hops on The Saturday PhotoHunt
Happy Hunting y'all~

Saturday, June 13, 2015

PhotoHunt ~ Touch

The PhotoHunt for today is 'Touch'
I thought of the Lemon groves above Amalfi.

This is such a special place ~ I was touched when we were able to meet Salvatore's PaPa. In his 80's and still working on his vines. The same vines that his grandfather had planted.

Touched to see and smell the lemons growing on the hand made trellises.

Such a Fabulous place!

I don't think I will ever smell lemons in the same way again.
Check for all the other Touching Photos on The Saturday PhotoHunt
Happy Hunting y'all~

Saturday, June 06, 2015

PhotoHunt ~ Gym

The PhotoHunt for today is 'GYM'
We have all the equipment . . .
If I would just use it!

Check for all the other  Photos on The Saturday PhotoHunt
Happy Hunting y'all~
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