Holiday Gifts from the Riggin and Annie’s Kitchen

The house is smelling of honey, vanilla, and oats as the batches of granola become gifts for your family and friends.  Monday, the aroma of coffee will greet us as we package up the famous and fabulous Rock City Coffee to the far reaches of the United States.

But there’s more!  All kinds of jams and preserves, mugs and photos from the ship store, and classy nautical jewelry.

For more details and prices, click on over to the Ship Store Page.  Below are just a few of the items available.

Two of the many granolas from Annie's kitchen - Ginger Coconut Granola and Cranberry Blueberry Granola.
Two of the many granolas from Annie’s kitchen – Cranberry Blueberry Granola and .
Rock City Coffee that greets you every morning on the boat. Perhaps a cuppa Riggin is just what you need!
Rock City Coffee that greets you every morning on the boat. Perhaps a cuppa Riggin is just what you need!
Nautical earrings, bracelets, and necklaces from Chart Metalworks.
Nautical earrings, bracelets, and necklaces from Chart Metalworks.

Annie
Happy shopping!

Ginger Thyme Granola

Good morning to my cupboard barren of cereal.  Good morning to my refrigerator bereft of milk.  I have things that I can make without going to the grocery store.  I can go one or two more days without spending money.  Today I will have Cheddar Cheese Polenta (Or maybe its grits if you are having it for breakfast. Hmmm…  Will someone from the south please tell me?) with salsa and scrambled eggs.  Even better, I will plan ahead with a little baking and tomorrow I will have Ginger and Thyme Granola on my yogurt.  Day 28 without going to the grocery store.

Ginger Thyme Granola

Ginger Thyme Granola
If you haven’t yet tried Fiore olive oils, they are delicious and healthy and heaven!

4 cups whole rolled oats
1/4 cup minced crystallized ginger
1 cup whole flake coconut
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves; about 1 sprig
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon Fiore vanilla balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and transfer to a parchment-lined 9×13 pan.  Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Makes 5 cups

Annie
Keeping a promise to myself