Friday, November 10, 2017

Best Granola Ever

Olive Oil Granola 

(original in New York Times but this is revised)


INGREDIENTS
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (I add 3-5 cups)
1 ½ cups raw pistachios, hulled (or add roasted pistachios later)
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, hulled
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup oat bran
1 cup coconut chips (unsweetened)
1/3 - 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
½ cup extra virgin olive oil (may add a bit more if 5 cups oats)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cardamom

(I took out the sugar and so you may want to add that is you like sweet and you could use sweetened coconut chips but I just drizzle on local honey when it cools to taste.)

Serve with Almond milk and
¾ cup chopped dried apricots (optional)
Fresh ricotta, for serving (optional)
Fresh berries, for serving (optional)


PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, combine oats, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, coconut chips, maple syrup, olive oil, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and cardamom. Spread mixture on a rimmed baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown and well toasted.
Transfer granola to a large bowl and add apricots, tossing to combine. Serve with ricotta and fruit, if desired.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thanks Amy Waller and The Mudhoneyz

Yo Clubbers,

Just want to say what a great time it was at Clay Club last night. I know Amy Waller will post a review but I thought I would chime in a bit. 

First, I wanted to thank Amy Waller for all her work keeping Clay Club going. It takes a lot of time and effort! She is going a great job and always is trying new stuff an engaging different folks. That is what keeps it alive. And also, thanks to folks for agreeing to host the Clay Club. I know she couldn't do it without you!

In particular, last night, Missy Batten, LeElaine Comer and Molly Walter of

 Mudhoneyz Studio 


They gave a presentation of their journey and I won't go into details but just to say it was impressive and inspirational to see what they have accomplished since graduating from Haywood. They have guts to even try such a thing and then to have accomplished it !  Fantastic!  

Just sorry to those who missed it.

Also I wanted to say how fun it is to see old and new faces a Clay Club. I know it is hard to make time to get out once a month but it is actually great fun to see people who you may not otherwise see for years. (Mary and Henry are back!)