It’s finally that time of year. The time when I need a steaming hot cup of chai every evening, and I put pumpkin into nearly everything I eat. Seriously. Probably 98% of my meals include pumpkin in some form. That’s to talk about another day, though. Today we’re focusing on apples. Apples that are so crisp and crunchy that sprinkling cinnamon on top or dipping into peanut butter is quite unnecessary. Really, who would want to mask the flavor of an apple in its prime? Okay, I admit I still do the peanut butter thing a lot. It’s just too good. …
Granola. Some people love it, others could do without it completely. In our kitchen, granola gets a lot of love. I make it so often that I rarely ever use a recipe - I just throw whatever I have into a bowl until it reaches the right consistency and bake away. I’ve come up with a solid formula that produces stellar results for a healthier version of what most would consider a “classic” granola. Recently, though, I was feeling inspired to change up my usual oat-based granola and put some new ingredients into the mix….
For the past couple of weeks, life has been happening, with a lot of food in between, and not a lot of time staging photoshoots. Why do I feel like I wrote the same thing in my last post? That’s right - it’s because I did. Again, though, I’ve been spending a good chunk of time in the kitchen. I even had time to make an extra treat to bring into work yesterday. Needless to say, it didn’t last long.
Days have been full of work, schoolwork, and climbing whenever I can. Justin and I just got back from a long weekend of climbing outdoors in the most beautiful weather I’ve experienced in a while, but what we’re really excited for is our upcoming trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. We’ll be gone for most of May, climbing at what has become our favorite outdoor destination. I’ll be sure to take a lot of photos and share whenever I can - the internet connection is quite spotty down there.
Meanwhile, here’s a small bite of what we’ve been eating lately….