This post finds me deeply, happily immersed in very personal, very storybook-like stitching for a new art quilt; however, earlier this week, I posted this photo on Instagram and it received lovely feedback (thank you all!), as well as a few requests to explain how I printed my grandparents' letters onto fabric. So, below is a quick tutorial for your creative pursuits! Enjoy, and please share how you decide to use this technique: #tierneybarden. We'd all love to see!
PRINTING ON FABRIC, A TUTORIAL
Seedy Nut Crumble
This smart, gluten-free snack (or topping) is so tasty and easy to whip up that you'll want to sprinkle it over salads, cottage cheese (above), applesauce, oatmeal, or eat straight out of the jar! I came across the recipe in Bon Apetite (Seedy Oat Crackers), and while the original calls for making crackers, I've found that treating it as a crumble is more my style, so that's how I'm writing the instructions:
Preheat oven to 375 F
Line a jelly roll pan with foil.
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup old-fashioned oats, 3/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds, 2/3 cup sunflower seeds, 3 Tbsp. chia seeds, 3 Tbsp poppy seeds and 1 tsp. kosher salt with 4 tsp. vegetable oil, 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, and 3/4 cup room-temp. water and mix well. Let sit and thicken for 10 minutes. Spread mixture evenly onto the prepared pan, pressing with your hands to an even layer about 1/4" thick.
Bake for 15 minutes. Gently stir the mixture and bake for another 15-20 minutes, until light brown and smelling toasty. Let cool in pan, then transfer the mixture to a glass jar or other air tight container.
* Feel free to substitute chopped nuts of your choosing; chopped sturdy herbs like rosemary or thyme; chopped dried fruits like raisins, apricots or cherries.