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Today I made wild grape jelly (pics) and skillet granola

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hubby helped me get some much higher up wild grapes last evening, so I was busy trying to get all those little grapes plucked.

Then I cooked them, one batch at a time, rigged up a way for them to drip from cheese cloth into a pan and got some jelly made! Only one jar did not seal, and so hubby can start using that one right away in his sandwiches for work. I did taste a little bit and it was quite good. :)

Oh yes, and my fingernails are still stained by grapes.
The granola that I made for myself today was from a friend's recipe. She uses 2 tbsp. butter, 1/2 Tbsp sesame seeds, a cup of oatmeal, 1/2-1 tbsp. sunflower seeds, 2 Tbsp chopped Walnuts, 1/4 c. honey, and anything else you want such as coconut or whatever. She browns the sesame seeds in a skillet, and melts the butter next, adds in everything else and stirs for a minute. Then her family eats it nice and warm like that for a snack.
I changed it up a bit. I used maple agave to make it less glycemic, but it sure was sweet still (like the way I followed her recipe the first time I ever made it). I didn't use sesame seeds. I did add in dried cherries. Yum. Instead of butter (since I'm allergic to it) I used spray butter (took off the cap and poured it into the tbsp.).
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