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Knock Knock Turkey Time

I have recently purchased tickets to come back to Wisconsin just before Christmas. Southwest Airlines seems to have the best deal at 69 dollars per flight from Logan airport in Boston to Midway airport in Chicago, and back again. 4 people round trip with taxes for somewhere near 550 dollars. I will be renting a car with National and selecting from the Emerald Isle. Then the 3-4 hour drive to Mineral Point, WI. This is not Door County.

However, I think its crazy to be the Door County Artist who doesn't expand his or her horizons. Staying in Door County exclusively would limit my wild curiosity. Not that you can't live and stay in Door County forever and be awesome. I just need to excuse the fact that I am not there. Nor, will I be traveling to Door County during this trip back to the cheese State.

Hey, there is a pretty good art scene in Mineral Point. You can hardly listen to Wisconsin Public Radio without hearing a "commer
cial" about Mineral Point. I will be heade…

Homemade Granola and Apple Crisp

I made a great apple crisp out of homemade granola and a variety of apples and a few small home grown pears.

The granola I made is easy:

Pre- heat oven to 300 degrees

6 cups of old fashioned oats.
1/2 cup of crushed walnuts
1/2 cup of crushed pecans
1/2 cup of sliced almonds
4 table spoons of ground cinnamon
4 table spoons of vanilla
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup of honey or agave

Stir the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Get a cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil. Put the mixture on it and place in oven.

Stir the mixture with a spoon every 5- 10 mins while its in oven. (don't burn your hand)

When the mixture appears golden brown / dry its ready to take out. Can take 35-45 mins

Place the cooled granola in a plastic bag and eat.

The apple crisp is easy also:

Find a mix of apples and a few small pears: Crab Apples, Green Apples, Red Apples, Pears

Peal the apples and slice thin, cube the pears into small pieces.

Mix the sliced fruit with some honey, maple syrup, and or agave. (Use as much or as little as you like)

Take 1 cup of the homemade granola and blend into a flour

Add a dash of brown sugar (use your judgement)

Add a quarter cup of coconut oil that is warmed to liquid state. Stir the granola flour and oil together .

Place granola flour mixture in a glass baking dish.

Add the apples and mix

Spread the mixture evenly.

Sprinkle regular granola mix on top

Add some dried cranberries

Bake about 30-35 mins at 300 degrees


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