I bought a huge bag of oats from Spoff, who seem now to have been taken over and the new link for products isn't available. Hopefully this will be sorted soon. Their oats are grown too far north for wheat to grow, and processed in a completely wheat free plant.
So, anyway. Granola is one of those fantastic things to make that you don't really need a recipe for, and you can completely customise it to suit your own tastes. I made mine with oats, some honey, maple syrup, a little sunflower oil, almonds, pecans and a handful of mixed seeds that I've used in the past to top bread. Mix it all together and bake in a low oven, stirring a couple of times til it's fairly uniformly golden brown. Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to two weeks. You can then mix it in with dried fruits to taste, like raisins, apricot, mango, anything really but be aware that these aren't completely dry and will reduce the storage life of your granola if you store it mixed.
Ah, but the party. Mexican theme, shopping is going well, the housework less so. I have three days off and some lovely people who've offered to assist so hopefully it won't be too bad.
Nachos with tomato salsa, corn salsa, guacamole, grated cheese, jalapenos, sour cream
Beef chili made with braising steak, ancho and poblano chilis and 100% pure chocolate
Three been chili as above
Chicken fajita strips
Basmati and wild basmati rice
Giant Cupcake and regular cupcakes (flavours yet to be decided)
Just working on the playlists, getting a mix of some latin themed numbers but mostly really fun dance stuff from the 80s/90s.
Have a friend who's going to do the photography for me..... there will be comedy moustaches involved!
Right, best get on, Monday looms, bleugh!