First off… HaPPy SoLsTicE!
My muesli here, a recycled post from the winter will be new to most, as Chez Chloe only enjoyed the company of six followers back then, which included my parents, sister and husband.
I’m happy to see my photo skills have progressed since then and I’ve at least learned to turn off the overhead, fluorescent lights… when I remember.
O could live on muesli. I make 2 big jars about every 2-3 weeks depending on if I’m in low carb mode. We always have it with fresh seasonal fruit, occasionally with off season 20 cent a piece raspberries and usually with bananas that remain cheap year round. Why is that? Really somebody tell me. I prefer fruit on the bottom, then yogurt (which is gorgeous in Germany) topped with some muesli. O does fruit, muesli and milk in any sort of fashion. Right now we are loving the fresh berries and stone fruit.
What is the difference you ask between granola and meusli? Or maybe you didn’t because you already know or (gulp) don’t care….well I’ll tell you anyhow…or LiveStrong.com will. Basically, muesli is raw grains with no added fat, and granola is usually cooked with oil and honey, sometimes sugar, and is chunkier. We had a great granola recipe at Chez Chloe cafe that I might revisit and I’m itching to do some granola bars because they are so hip right now and so expensive to buy and probably pretty easy to make. Unfortunately, I’ve nailed three quarters of the bag of chocolate chips destined for the bars. I’ve got a raw granola in my past too…. using soaked grains, dates, nuts and seeds, flax as a binder and a dehydrator (another time).
SOOO… my muesli is also toasted because I like it a little crunchy and I focus on seeds but feel free to add nuts. Large coconut flakes also add to the flavor of this recipe, browning up nicely in the oven. Muesli or granola is something it would be hard to fail at. I’m putting a recipe here but honestly when I make it, I just look at it, stir it around a little with my hand and see if it “looks” proportional. You can also cut the recipe in half and play with the sweetness before you commit to a big batch.
Here’s what I start with. I use all bio (organic) for this. Wendy’s Muesli… crunchy – print recipe here
Enjoy and remember… breakfast is the most important meal of the day! EAT it. And Wow… look at the bulb reflecting off that spoon.
Here’s a little peak into our summer environment…
Waiting for the ferry at the landing in Anacortes
On the ferry
Arriving on Orcas…