May 10th: Make Homemade Granola

Well, this was not too much of a success. I kind of burnt it. Crazy thing is I only cooked it for 1/2 the time it said… I’ll have to watch it more closely next time. If anyone has any tips I am happy to hear them…

Here was my process…

Mix oats, walnuts, cinnamon, clove and pumpkin seeds:

Simmer honey (I got to use that local honey I bought yesterday!) coconut oil and vanilla:

Mix together and lay out on parchment lined tray:

Bake for thirty minutes, take out, stir and cook for 20 more minutes:

I only did the first 30 because it was already burning…

Mix cranberries and bananas together:

Let granola cool and then mix with fruit:

And there it is. A little too crisp but not horrible.

May 9th: Buy Local Honey

Well, spring is here and so are my allergies! I never really had allergies until I moved to Colorado. Since I have moved here I have had to take some form of medicine to feel like a normal human being.

I have always heard that consuming local honey can help relieve allergy woes, so there was no better week than this week to buy some!

I went to Vitamin Cottage to get some and was not disappointed. I found a honey from Greeley, Colorado from Rice Family Honey

They have been open since 1924. After listening to the audio book from my last thing on my list, I have really enjoyed looking more into the history of Colorado and historic things. So this seemed like a perfect honey to buy.

The fun thing is, the visit to Vitamin Cottage and the purchase of honey is putting into motion other tasks on the list! Stay tuned for those… 🐝.