Ingredients:

  • 350g porridge oats
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • zest of 1 clementine
  • 50g chopped hazelnuts
  • 50g cashew nuts
  • 30g sunflower seeds
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 150g runny honey
  • 75g raisins
  • 75g dried cranberries

Festive Granola

We love granola in our house. We try to make a big batch each week and eat it in a whole manner of ways: with yoghurt and berries for breakfast, a nibble with a cup of tea, sprinkled on top of ice-cream for pudding. It’s always jam packed with nuts, seeds and dried fruit, and this recipe is no exception. The combination of orange zest, cranberries and cinnamon makes every mouthful a festive treat.

Ingredients:

  • 350g porridge oats
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • zest of 1 clementine
  • 50g chopped hazelnuts
  • 50g cashew nuts
  • 30g sunflower seeds
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 150g runny honey
  • 75g raisins
  • 75g dried cranberries

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150°C. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the porridge oats with the cinnamon, zest of a clementine and the chopped nuts and seeds.
  3. Add the rapeseed oil and runny honey to the dry oaty mixture and give everything a good mix.
  4. Spread the granola mixture in an even layer on the prepared baking tray and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. Give it a good mix a couple of times while baking and remove from the oven when it turns a lovely golden colour.
  5. Leave it to cool completely before mixing in the raisins and dried cranberries.
  6. Transfer the granola to sterilised jars or cellophane bags and tie with string or ribbon.
And sow it begins... 🌱 

Pumpkin patch prep has already begun! The first of our seeds arrived last week. Some familiar varieties here but lots of new ones to try too. 🎃 

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Signing off for a while...
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Day 5 of the new year and we’re in another lockdown. Not where any of us want to be (especially in the depths of winter in Scotland) and certainly the 5 of us are all feeling topsy turvy again. The prospect of virtual school and missing family, friends and ‘normal’ life dreadfully is hitting us all hard. 
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While these little squares have the ability to provide a whole heap of support and a link to the outside world, my relationship with my phone and social media has got a little bit out of whack over the last wee while. These little people need the best version of me to help them through the next few weeks so I’m going ‘cold turkey’ and stepping away for a wee while!
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So, stay safe and good luck. Above all, be kind to yourselves. The light is most definitely at the end of the tunnel, we just need to keep going. Sending love, Lx
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