my appetite is nowhere near what it used to be prior to pregnancy but at least the intensity of smells and aversions have tapered off enough to make life liveable. i no longer fear to walk from room to room and i don't need to hold a napkin or towel to my face anymore. kevin is still the primary dinner cook but i'm slowly finding my way in the kitchen again.
i made my very first batch of granola last week. i snatched up a reputable recipe from a friend who works at a popular cafe and it turned out great! the original recipe was massive, so i only ended up doing a quarter of the original amounts which still managed to make 4 baking sheets worth.
the first batch (two pans) began to burn before the given cook time. thanks to my heightened sense of smell, i caught it burning 5 minutes prior to the set time. i gave the batch a try and was pleasantly surprised that it was still totally edible. i blame it on variation from oven to oven.
the second batch, as you can see is slightly lighter in colour. i set the time to 10 minutes at 300 instead of 15 minutes at 350 and was much more attentive to what was going on. it was a lot of ingredients that i didn't want to waste!
i mixed the batches together and filled 2.5 large mason jars.
did a trial with some dried cherries and another with local blueberries
we're almost done the batch.
i'm excited to play around with this recipe and create a few more varieties!