Ingredients:

  • 350g porridge oats
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • zest of 1 clementine
  • 50g chopped hazelnuts
  • 50g cashew nuts
  • 30g sunflower seeds
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 150g runny honey
  • 75g raisins
  • 75g dried cranberries

Festive Granola

We love granola in our house. We try to make a big batch each week and eat it in a whole manner of ways: with yoghurt and berries for breakfast, a nibble with a cup of tea, sprinkled on top of ice-cream for pudding. It’s always jam packed with nuts, seeds and dried fruit, and this recipe is no exception. The combination of orange zest, cranberries and cinnamon makes every mouthful a festive treat.

Ingredients:

  • 350g porridge oats
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • zest of 1 clementine
  • 50g chopped hazelnuts
  • 50g cashew nuts
  • 30g sunflower seeds
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 150g runny honey
  • 75g raisins
  • 75g dried cranberries

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150°C. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the porridge oats with the cinnamon, zest of a clementine and the chopped nuts and seeds.
  3. Add the rapeseed oil and runny honey to the dry oaty mixture and give everything a good mix.
  4. Spread the granola mixture in an even layer on the prepared baking tray and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. Give it a good mix a couple of times while baking and remove from the oven when it turns a lovely golden colour.
  5. Leave it to cool completely before mixing in the raisins and dried cranberries.
  6. Transfer the granola to sterilised jars or cellophane bags and tie with string or ribbon.
Signing off for a while...
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Day 5 of the new year and we’re in another lockdown. Not where any of us want to be (especially in the depths of winter in Scotland) and certainly the 5 of us are all feeling topsy turvy again. The prospect of virtual school and missing family, friends and ‘normal’ life dreadfully is hitting us all hard. 
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While these little squares have the ability to provide a whole heap of support and a link to the outside world, my relationship with my phone and social media has got a little bit out of whack over the last wee while. These little people need the best version of me to help them through the next few weeks so I’m going ‘cold turkey’ and stepping away for a wee while!
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So, stay safe and good luck. Above all, be kind to yourselves. The light is most definitely at the end of the tunnel, we just need to keep going. Sending love, Lx
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Fizz by the firepit. 2021 - so far, so good.

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Looking forward, not back, this Hogmanay, with a grateful heart and thanks to all who have support our family this year.
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Hoping 2021 is kinder to us all but particularly those for whom 2020 has been unbearably hard. 
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See you on the other side. 
With love, Lucy x

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Merry Christmas you lovely lot!

There couldn’t have been a better day for this @modocreative parcel to arrive. I have wanted one of these for so long and finally bit the bullet this year.  Not expecting it to arrive before Christmas as they have been super busy with orders this year, it arrived just in time and was a lovely surprise.

This year, more than ever, it’s so important to believe. Whether it’s in fairies, that The Big Guy is winging his way on his sleigh tonight or simply that everything will work out ok in the end. Just hold on tight and believe. And this is going to be hung in the kitchen as a daily reminder to all my lot to believe in themselves. 

Sending lots of love and strength from our family to yours this Christmas ✨ 

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