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Daily Euphoria: Nekisia’s Granola

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Did I forget to mention the other secret ingredient? Can you feel it radiating from my baking sheet?

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Sunday Morning Pick Me Up #12.  Follow the gluttony on Instagram.

This granola  is on regular rotation here at Casa Hobo.  Dubbed “Farmhand’s Choice” by its creator, Nekisia Davis, the secret synergistic ingredients are maple syrup, olive oil, and sea salt.  Trust me on this combination!  Anyone I’ve fed this to always asks for the recipe, which was featured on Food52.  I like to use a little less oil , but make up for it by being  heavy handed with the pepitas and coconut.  Substituting in hazelnuts is also pretty divine.  Making a batch of this granola is the best kind of aromatherapy, in my opinion!

You can find out more about Nekisia’s other products at Early Bird Foods.

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A nutty kind of love

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Now that the garden is finally getting some sun,  I am looking forward to having a robust, home-grown supply of fresh rosemary.  Its herbal, sharp character is a welcome addition to version 2.0 of a recipe that has been in heavy rotation at Casa Hobo lately.  A combination of my favourite elements of the Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts recipe and  Dorie Greenspan’s Sweet and Spicy Cocktail nuts, I hope you’ll like them as much as I do.   These are best accompanied by a lazy afternoon on a sunlit porch, a couple of friends, and some vino.

Rosemary and Brown Sugar Spiced Nuts

2 1/4 cups mixed nuts ( such as raw almonds, walnuts and pecans)

1 egg white

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 Tbsp finely chopped rosemary

1 1/2 -2 tsp fine sea salt or kosher salt

1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and set oven rack so that it sits in the middle.

Lightly beat egg white in a medium bowl.  Stir in nuts until evenly coated.

Combine brown sugar, rosemary, salt and cayenne.  Add to nuts and stir to combine.

Lay nuts out in a single layer on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment or a silpat.

Bake 25-30 mins.   Allow to cool – nudging and breaking them apart before serving or storing.

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Daily Euphoria : Canal House Cooks Lunch

Whenever I’m feeling uninspired in the kitchen, I visit the Canal House ladies and my apathy evaporates.   I want to crash every one of their (seemingly) impromptu lunches.   I found this post particularly endearing – not only can these two cook, but they have a great sense of humour!

(Image originally published on Canal House Cooks Lunch)
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I don’t think this will be replacing the ballroom at Ikea anytime soon

the biggest box of kale I have ever seen - Leslieville Farmer's Market Oct. '11

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