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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Granola

Hi the beautiful people! It's autumn!

I'm back again after a while of working on the new newsletter and doing some inner processing. A lot of things has happened. I'm throwing out some of my things, creating space and finding new parts of my self (that's wonderful by the way, you should try it!) For instance, try getting rid of old clothes you wore during the peak of your life. They don't fit you anymore, as you are holding on to the past every time you wear them. If you give them away, you just might se another you in the mirror! I gave away a rather girly skirt I used to love, only to find out how much this skirt had hold me back by just sitting in my closet (!) I've done these wardrobe feng shui missions before, but never have I seen so dramatic changes. A pink, girly skirt just isn't me.... 

This month of october is packed full of interesting earth changes, and I gladly welcome them! What ever happens, needs to happen. For me it feels like years of inner pressure is being relieved and I can finally feel and see the light in the tunnel (and while writing this, I saw a sharp, golden orb in front of me; that's a good omen!) Strangely enough.. I realize I'm made to cope these situations. The spartanian living  during the years at the university, and then living a bohemian life outside the safe social network of a dayjobb and so forth, being unplugged from the grid of madness. I really have nothing to loose of material means.

This is our time now. We, who know how to find glitter on a gray pavement, we who hear birds sing in the park while others just passes by, noticing nothing. We who see shapes in clouds, and potential in every acorn, sea shell, a beautiful leaf or in a smile. 

I'm positively sure that this crisis is manageable, and even a chance to readjust things we would like to change in our life. We're entering a new era now. The dawn of humanity, a human friendly, human sustainable world. No more left brain dualism, fear based and god disconnected mind-prissons. I could talk myself warm about politics and the successful *underground* war against the Illuminati administration. ..But this is a blog about raw desserts, right? :D




I've started to surf on this wave of change, and readjusting things in my life that I want to change. Something I haven't felt I had enough time to focus on is handcrafting. But I've realized how much that adds to my life quality, so now I'm full on crafting!! I'm specifically drawn to making beautiful things out of old and used stuff. Today we bought an old vintage lamp for about $5 that we are going to make really funky and special :) I'll put some photos up when it's done!! 

...So let's talk about recycling! Let's talk about permaculture!* 



Granola is great, because you can throw together pretty much what you have in the kitchen and use the granola to snack on, form them into bars, eat them with almond milk or as a topping on a cake. You can keep some in your purse for those moments when you need to fuel yourself when you're out. Look in your cupboards, jars and drawers. And bring your biggest bowl and start to create your own mix!! 


Must have My Granola

I used a 4 liter / 135 oz bowl and basically added everything I had at home. Things you can put in your granola:

• shredded coconut,
• pieces of dried fruits and berries (cranberries, blueberries, black currants, raspberries, strawberries, raisins, dates, apple..) 
• cacao nibs,
• buckwheaties, oats and quinoa (you can sprout them, and then dry them in a dehydrator),
• pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, melon seeds,
• nuts of all kinds,
• super foods like maca, mesquite, purple corn, acai, camu, algeas, schizandra berries...
• 1-2 tablespoons of cinnamon,
• 0.5 teaspoon himalayan salt,
• 2 cups of raw freshly pressed apple juice

When you have your big bowl of dry granola ingredients, you pour about 2 cups of apple juice over it and stir. (We used apples that we picked from trees nearby, all local and hanging there to rot). 

Spread it over the sheets in your dehydrator and let it dry until you have big chunks of sticky granola. Next time I'll put the apple juice in the blender together with one or two bananas as a sweetener, that would be awesome! Or some carrot juice? There's plenty of choices.

I love this, because you have to 1) use your imagination 2) be intuitive and 3) act recycling and permacultural! There is no right or wrong, just YOUR way. This is also super funny to make with kids!
Also be aware that drying currants (red, white, black), raspberries or blueberries takes days in the dehydrator. 

*) "Permaculture aims to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs; it's a system of design where each element supports and feeds other elements, ultimately aiming at systems that are virtually self-sustaining and into which humans fit as an integral part. It's a philosophy of working with nature, of protracted and thoughtful observation (what you have in your kitchen that could fit for a granola, picking apples that nobody use), rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their function, rather than treating any area as a single project system." 

You're so precious, take good care 
/Karolina Eleonóra






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