17 January 2010

Seed Share

This weekend Kate and Tom from Living the Frugal Life invited us to a seed share at Nitya and Jeff's Woodsong Hollow Farm. It was a wonderful afternoon that began with a very quaint farmer's market, which was followed by an amazing potluck, and for the remainder of the afternoon we talked about, shared, and ordered seeds.

There really cannot be enough said about the richness and kindness of character of those in the gardening community.

Our food contribution was granola. We got the recipe from Meg's mom—Thanks Laurel.

Laurel's Granola
Preheat oven to 350°F

In a large bowl, toss together:

6 cups oats
8 oz sliced almonds
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped apricots
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter. Stir in 1/2 cup honey. Pour over oat mixture and toss to distribute. Spread granola onto parchment-lined baking pan (nonstick or greased will do as well). Bake, stirring occasionally, until oats are toasted and sugar begins to caramelize, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely and put into airtight containers.


Kate said...

Thanks for the recipe, and for joining us for the market and seed share. I'm waiting on a few stragglers who will be participating in the group order, but plan to put the order in by this weekend. Will let you know when the seeds are in. Meanwhile, I think Tom's going to make a batch of your granola.

Donna said...

This is the best granola I've eaten in a long time. Thanks for guiding me to this recipe, Kelly. I hope I can make it as good as you did. I'll let you know...

allotmentblogger said...

What a wonderful idea - I order seeds in conjuction with my Mum but I've never thought about having a community seed ordering session - I can see it would be a lot of fun!

our friend Ben said...

Wow, you all made it to Nitya and Jeff's for the seed swap! I'm so impressed. Wish we had managed to get there so we could meet you all. Maybe next year!!!