I am absolutely in love with these cool mornings. We fired up the wood cookstove for the first time , a few days ago. I love the ritual of the seasons first fire.. The cracking of the fire, the ping ping sound of the cookstove as the stove warms up, the slight smell of smoke....... all of it...
The days have been filled with more canning, including my absolute favorite fall treat : Apple Cider!Next to my morning cup of coffee, apple cider comes in close second as my favorite morning drink. And the fact that this is Organic Apple cider makes it even better...
Ive also manage to put up more apples for apple pie, and a bit of apple sauce....
Granola is another sweet treat we love to make with our abundance of honey.
We baked ours in the sun oven, as its our only way to bake in the summer, but a regular ol oven will suffice as well...
4 Cups regular or Quick Oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 Cup Coconut
1 Cup Slivered Almonds
1 Cup Sunflower seeds
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp salt
3/4 Cup vegetable oil
1/2 Cup Bee Kind Family farm Honey ;) or ok any honey will do, but I swear by ours..
1 tsp vanilla ( I did not add this)
1 Cup Raisins
Combine all ingredients, except the raisins; mix well.
Spread on a shallow Baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Stir in raisins
** if you wish to use a dehydrator you may do that as well at 145 degrees for about 3 hours.
Let cool and enjoy!