Thursday, January 3, 2013

Granola Making and More Walking

Since March, when Melanie posted her homemade granola recipe, I've wanted to try it.
Well, 9 months later, and I finally did just that.
 So easy and really yummy!  I had some today with Greek yogurt and my favorite Green Tea Chai.
I even gifted some to a friend in an upcycled peanut butter jar.
 Day 3 of the new year and Sam and I have taken our third walk.
We are fortunate to have 2 walking paths near our home.
One is 1.5 kms long (we usually do this one about 3 times).
 And the other one is 1 km long (which we do 2 or 3 times).
Including the walk to and from our house, I figure we are walking 5 miles or so.
The Arabic writing on the right is "annihaya" which means "the end".
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
James Allen

I came home with two more rocks for crochet and a pretty little wildflower that reminded me of an image I printed out a while back.
Wishing you a healthy, happy day!


Our Neck of the Woods said...

Good job on all the walking! Good for your body and soul. I keep meaning to try making my own granola too since I eat it nearly every morning for breakfast. Yours looks delicious!

Mereknits said...

You are off to a good start to the New Year, I love how green everything is with the slightly cooler temps.
Hugs to you,

Susan said...

Oh Tammy, hearing about your walking makes me wish you lived here and you could motivate me to MOVE. Good for you. I think that's wonderful.

The granola looks yummified. I LOVE granola and I love Green yogurt. MMmmmmm.

Take care. Susan

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Lovely photos and sure that granola will be yummy! What a healthy cabbage patch you show us here. That grows very well during winter time in Kuwait! Made me think of my Papa's (Dutch for Daddy)cabbage fields. You know that Papa and Sam share Birthdays. Wishing you a very special day with husband Sam and many more years for lots of walks in good health.
Hugs to you both!

Celestial Charms said...

Wow, that granola looks yummy. Like the jar, too. Must make some for my daughter, as she adores granola.

Cozy Little House said...

Ah, someplace where things are green!

by Teresa said...

What a pretty little garden! We have many big cabbage fields in the countryside where we live. I need to grow some! The stones you found.. are they granite or marble? I'm sure they'll be pretty all decked out in lace.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Happy@Home said...

Just this morning I was eating my Greek yogurt with strawberries and honey and wishing I had some granola. You have inspired me to make some as yours looks so good.
Your friend is very lucky to receive such a lovely and heartfelt gift. You sure do know how to make the humble peanut butter jar a thing of beauty.
Wishing you happiness in the New Year.

Tammy's in Love said...

I started making granola a year ago in the crock pot! It's become an every-other week habit now and we have made a couple variations. Love it! Good for you trying something new!

Createology said...

Your walking is wonderful. Homemade granola is the best. Great quote you have shared. Love the print and flowers and rocks. Happy days to you...

Pam said...

I've never made granola but it sounds like a great idea. I admire your dedication to walking. We walk the dog each day but only on our block. Your weather looks beautiful.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Great job on the walking!! Love the quote... you always find just the perfect one! =)

Melanie said...

Thanks for sharing my granola recipe, Tammy! The link isn't working for me though - gives me one of those 404 Error messages. Wonder if anyone else is having that problem?

Glad you are enjoying your walking. Even though it's cold here now, it shouldn't be any excuse for me. I need to bundle up and get going. I always feel so much better when I do so!

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Good for you on your walking. It is still too cold here with snow/ice on the ground to walk outside. Can't wait until spring comes! Have a great day!

Hindustanka said...

Glad you are having bright happy time there:) I've never heard of home made granola., but it's something healthy of course:)
nice to have some place to walk and the weather seems to be good there. here we have about +2 in the evening and night now, and around +18 in day time, it's very cold, plus foggy.
have a great day ahead!

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
You know, I've never had granola and I do not like yogurt, but I DO love tea and walking. ;)

I think I'll take a walk tomorrow along our walk/bike path behind our house but boots will be needed since it's now ice and snow covered (not deep snow, but enough to make it slick).

I blogged again after one month. I missed writing, even though of course, I'm still writing for the newspaper once a month, but I missed the in-between writing. I have no plans to continue it in length, but an occasional blog of mostly just writing when the mood strikes, I'll likely do.

Hope you've enjoyed a great week. I have tomorrow and the weekend still off but sadly... Monday it's back to work at a boring, unfufilling job that is necessary for retirement needs. I hope that I'll find something more fulfilling besides this in the new year.

Kind regards,

Aishwarya said...

Hi Tammy

Cabbages look so sweet.... Must be fun walking along that path. Good you have managed to be regular with walking. Have to find out what it is granula. There is something new to learn everyday in blogland :)

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
Your granola looks wonderful, I keep promising to make some myself.
I made bread this week,much tastier than shop bought.
I aim to increase my walking this year so I'm off to Exeter Quay today to walk by the canal.
Here's to comfortable shoes!!
Smiles, Angela.x

All4MeggyMoo said...

Wow, I wish I had such beautiful surroundings to walk in & the daylight!
I've never tried granola! Your looks yum

glor said...

What a pretty transformation of the peanut butter jar ... such a lovely gift ... not to mention homemade granola. Mmmmmmm! Good for you on the walking. Have a great day / weekend. blessings.

koralee said...

Such a pretty area you live in...and homemade granola is one of my favourite things to fill up a jar. Sending you oodles of blessings for 2013 and thanks for your sweetness in 2012! xoxo

Lori ann said...

hi tammy,
so much loveliness, i love homemade granola too, yours looks so comforting in that jar. i love the last photo too, such beautiful colors. happy new year to you and yours! many blessings too for 2013.

kimmie said...

Fantastic! I've walked every day so far as well - but nowhere near 5 miles! your granola looks yummy - I make my own as well - but use boring raisins - cranberries would be a nice switch!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful walking path. I walk my neighborhood... but its more of a walk... stop & chat... walk... stop & chat. The only thing that gets my heart rate up is gossip LOL big hugs,

Sam I Am...... said...

I have had granola on my mind too but haven't done it yet and several others mentioned on their blogs about making must be in the air!
So sorry you have to go back to school. You and Sam have been doing great with 5 miles a day? do have perfect walking weather there now.
Look at that gorgeous cabbage!
So glad you're enjoying your weather and vacation.

Catherine said...

Granola is such a delicious way to start the day, one of my favourites. It sounds like you are keeping well and starting the new year on a nice healthy start.

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