Hello and happy Friday! We have had a busy week but of course I still found the time to aimlessly browse a few old and new favourite blogs and websites; here are a few of them pasted below. I’ve also pasted a recipe for the above muesli bars which have been a big success chez Hansen this week.
1. Muesli bars as per recipe below (and by the way, yum). 2. Two very happy people cruising on the Bobcat. 3. Another stormy afternoon, yay. 4, 5 &6. Hanging out with Alice’s beautiful class yesterday as we pickled some vegetables from the school garden. It was tops and we ended up with a box of preserves to sell at the kids’ fund raising stalls.
The Friday List
Discovered Le Pirate today via Simple Provisions. Looking forward to celebrating the second fig crop with this fig, basil and marinated feta salad.
Oh wowsers I love this place, particularly its kitchen, via the ever inspiring Design Files
Farm life doesn’t get more stylish than this…arghhh….these photos, this family, this farm…almost too beautiful
The best kind of cake according to Herriott Grace
Grilled nectarine, caramel sauce by another relatively new discovery; Home Grown Kitchen.
Click here for food/travel/design-related eye candy and lots of it, all of the very best, most beautiful kind.
Love the idea of these ‘crafternoons’, don’t love that I can’t be in Sydney to go to the next one.
Lavender and goat’s cheese via the Fresh Exchange
Going camping soon? Take some dried basil and make this tea – yummo.
Cute cake topper idea via this week’s new discovery; Paper and Stitch. And I also loved this ‘behind the scenes’ post – lots of great ideas for DIY home photography
Melbourne dwellers – check out this fantastic new initiative by one of my favourite bloggers Ruth of Gourmet Girlfriend. She is offering to go from house to house (of interested parties of course!) and share her great knowledge of cooking for families with style, success and economy. Go Ruth!
Classic Krapfen from Photisserie. Sounds rude but looks delicious.
It’s not specifically food related but I just adore this blog. Jodi has a way of presenting words and images that really draws me in, calms me and makes me feel like I really can simplify my home just like this,
Really good muesli bars
Based on a recipe in Bill Granger’s fantastic book ‘Bill Cooks for Kids’, this one is a crunchy, delicious and mostly healthy snack. Fantastic for school lunches (minus the nuts), it’s also great for morning or afternoon tea at home. Tim has been spending long hours on the tractor recently and a couple of these plus a thermos of tea seem to keep him going nicely! Obviously you could skip the chocolate chips and swap in any other nuts/seeds/fruits you prefer. Makes about 10 bars.
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup flaked almond
1/4 cup linseeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup dried fruit (finely chopped)
1/4 cup milk chocolate, roughly chopped
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 130C and line a large baking tin with baking paper. Combine the oats, coconut, almond, seeds, fruit and milk chocolate in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, combine the honey and vegetable oil and cook just for a few minutes or until the mixture thins a little. Mix wet and dry together well then spoon into your tray. Smooth the top so it’s completely even then place in the oven to bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for five minutes then cut into bars. When completely cool, store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Bron Maxabella says
Them pickles is too cute for words!
Those muesli bars look and sound delicious. Am going through some of your links right now. Truth is I should be packing my bags and getting my working week sorted. Uh oh.
Nicola Galloway / Homegrown Kitchen says
Hi Sophie, thanks for the mention in your Friday List, seriously that caramel sauce is AMAZING. I have enjoyed following your blog from afar for sometime as we share a similar food ethos, in particular eating local organic food. And will definitely be trying those muesli bars, in need of a new recipe for the lunch boxes!