Recently I tried making my own granola. It ended up being quite simple, and I recommend trying it yourself. Dakota and I both find most store-bought granolas way too sweet and full of "extra" flavors. So, my goal was to make granola that was simple, healthy and tasty.
September kind of snuck up on me, and I really need to get my winter seeds planted soon. In the past, I've had better success in my winter garden than in the summer. Los Angeles summers are so dry that it's hard for veggies to thrive. But winter is wetter, and greens seem to love the cool-but-not-freezing nights. Some of my favorite winter crops include turnips, arugula and, the best of all, chard. Oh how I love tasty, hearty and easy-to-grow chard.
Here's what I'm definitely growing this season:
- Leaf lettuce
And I'm considering:
- Snap Peas
What are you all planning to grow? Am I missing anything you particularly love in your winter garden?
I've tried broccoli and brussels sprouts in the past, but they are always viciously attacked by aphids before they really produce any flowers. If anyone has an awesome aphid prevention technique, maybe I can try them again. Fresh broccoli is pretty delicious.
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