Sometimes the Goddesses are all in your ear shouting, "Sugar, you need to hear this!"
but sometimes they're quieter and the messages are subtle; less of an epiphany more of a gradual understanding.
Sometimes its just the little synchronocities that let you know She is here for you, subtly influencing and blessing you in her own way.
So, while I've been so absorbed in the end of Summer busy-ness and developing a routine for homeschool,
(I can't believe August is almost over!)
I was thinking maybe I was not giving Annapurna enough time.
I did what I normally do. I set up an altar, researched her story, sketched out some pictures, started a Spirit Doll, connected with her energies.... yet I didn't feel like I was 'getting her'.
I was starting to feel a little guilty and thinking She wasn't influencing me in anyway.
....Like maybe she didn't like me.
I can't blame anyone but myself.
I have to put in the effort if I expect to reap the reward and maybe my usual wasn't enough......
Oh! Don't fret, I was totally wrong.
Sitting down today to edit some photos for blog posts and new listings I realized that she has been hanging around.
I've just been too distracted to really notice at the time.
So what was the mysterious information on my SD card????
Last week I promised a Granola recipe, Today I shall deliver!
I remembered to photograph it, even while I was giving Ruby Gloom a lesson in measuring and mixing.
(otherwise known as a cooking lesson)
I love when I can make an activity work double duty!
Stovetop Granola *oats- grains- Annapurna!*
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (unrefined)
- 2 Tablespoons honey (raw)
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
Things to add: dried fruit, seeds, nuts, coconut flakes etc.
Directions: Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
*I double the recipe and use a big pot*
Add oats and stir until they start to turn brown and crisp, about 5 minutes or so.
Remove from heat and spread out on a cookie sheet to cool.
Melt the coconut oil in the same pan over medium heat. I use unrefined coconut oil which retains all the nutrients but tastes a little like coconut.
The original recipe called for butter and that's delicious too. Just don't use margarine. Margarine is poison.
When the coconut oil is melted stir in the honey and brown sugar. Cook, stirring constantly until bubbly.
Return the oats to the pan. Cook and stir for about 5 more minutes, until everything is well mixed.
Pour out onto the cookie sheet and let cool.
Once its cool, transfer to an airtight container and stir in all the extra goodies.
*This was Ruby Gloom's job because she's too short to do the mixing at the stove*
We added raisins because I had them, coconut flakes because they go well with the coconut oil, chopped pecans (the only nut we had in the house)
*which is unusual because The Renaissance Man likes to keep a variety for baking*
and hemp seeds which are like a super food, with plant-based proteins, vitamins, minerals and omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids.
I add them to my salads all the time.
She poured the ingredients into the container and shook it up with a little pizzazz!
I added some to my yogurt and she poured her and her little brother each a small bowl to snack on.
I had to hide it on the top shelf of the pantry because they really, REALLY liked it.
So here we have two different kinds of grains, oats and hemp seeds, then a few days after this cooking lesson, I made a Quinoa salad (and took pictures).
It was one of those accidental recipes that I became addicted to!
It wasn't until this morning,
as I was bouncing between photo editing and explaining homonyms, antonyms and synonyms,