New in the Chocolate Room.

California Granola. I am making a new granola mix. It contains almonds, raisins, walnuts, and dates. I call it California Granola because nearly all of all the almonds raisins, walnuts, and daCaliforniaGranolates grown in the United States come in California. I have it in 8 ounce and 16 ounce jars. Most people, even people here in California, don’t realize how much of our nation’s food comes from California. Nearly 100% of the following crops come from California: apricots, artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, figs, garlic, grapes, kiwifruit, nectarines, olives, clingstone peaches, pistachios, plums, pomegranates, and strawberries.

Freebies Of The Month

broilerpanBroiler Pan. If your stove doesn’t have a broiler pan, or if your broiler pan is damaged or has baked-on crud that won’t come off, you can get a free new broiler pan from me. I always have them in stock. See photo below.

Maple Almond Walnut Granola. I am making granola again. My granola is a mixture of old fashioned oats, nuts, dark maple syrup, canola oil, molasses, and salt. A number of people have suggested that I should sell my granola, but that isn’t going to happen. I could never sell it commercially. It costs too much to make. The price of almonds and walnuts has gone through the roof due to the California drought, and my granola is 1/3 nuts. (80% of all the almonds in the world are grown in California.) Plus maple syrup is 10 times more expensive than white sugar, which is what most supermarket granola is sweetened with. You can pick up containers of my granola in the chocolate room.