Thursday, March 8, 2012

it's march, already?!

hello! happy national women's day. (ha ha)
well, actually, it's a pretty big holiday in russia... kinda like valentines here. which reminds me, i should call my mom... 

i've been making granola for the last few wks. experimenting with recipes...actually i don't have patience for real recipes sometimes, & i often find that recipes have way too much sugar/sweetener in them, so as a rule, i only add half the sweetener that a recipes asks for...sue me!
my own, latest,  "recipe" has been my best one i've made, so far. i bought some coconut butter....& it tastes so good! i add about two tablespoons of softened coconut butter & four tablespoons of agave & sprinkle some nutmeg & cinnamon to about two cups of rolled oats & some nuts. this time i also added chopped apple & toasted it all at 325degrees for about 30min or until lightly brown,  it turned out terrific!
(i know it turned out pretty good, b/c my mother in law, who doesn't normally try my "interesting food" had some, and liked it!)

i put some granola into a bowl, then pile on my favorite fruit!
add a little almond (or soy or rice or w/e) milk to it, a dalop or almond butter.....mmm
[also, if you have ever made granola and have any tips, let me know!!]

this is the nut butter & coconut butter i used. wow. rozzy is really selling that coconut butter!! sexy!

nate got this little navajo pattern vintage jacket, we both really love it, so we share it. but just to be clear, it was a present for it's ...mine. :)
here's my little sweet niece, izzy. she is so chunky and soft and smells like a the best baby smell. she's just so loveable. (sorry, very self indulgent here, but hey-- we look cute together :) )

last weekend, we went to the Alemeda flea market, near san fransisco & it was insane! so huge, we walked around for about four hours & didn't even get thru the entire thing. & it's right on the water, with amazing views! nate & i went with our friend leeza, she's awesome.
we're planning on going next month too... what is it about a flea market that is just so fun?
maybe it's b/c you might find that something, but you don't know what it is, until you find it.
(got that cowboy-witchy hat there!) 

ok bye guys.
coop & rozzy are loving their new little beds their momo got them. they look like little berries to me. (the beds look like little berries...kitties look like tiny little cuddly aliens still :) )


  1. Hi Liska, I love your blog but have never commented before -- your granola question got me, though! I am with you re. leaving out half the sweetener in most recipes (even in Toll House Cookies -- works great!) so I thought I'd share this granola recipe with you that I love. It's by Melissa Clark, a food writer who works for the NY Times and writes a lot of cookbooks. I think the big secret to this is the olive oil and the salt -- it has a nice salty/sweet flavor that is addictive! You can of course add/subtract whatever dried fruit, nuts, etc, you want. Enjoy!

    1. aww, thanks for commenting! & yay! a new food blog to follow :)

  2. thanks for the granola post! i've been veering from my normal breakfast routine (which is not easy for me!) with granola and fruit - so amazing. adding almond butter is a very interesting idea. so gonna try it.

    ps - the three of us should hang out more often!!

  3. This looks so yummy! I actually just found your blog through your etsy shop, which is also adorable! That navajo jacket is such a great find, I can totally see why it's not up for grabs! Hope you had a terrific weekend :)
    xo Hannah

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  5. This jacket is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! I am in love! And need one as well!!
    Plus the fleamarket looks wonderful, love to spent hours roaming the stalls!

  6. love the b/w jacket! Really amazing stuff X

    X the cookies