So, you’ve seen the movie.
I only remember the first one. The other 2 are a bit of a sleepy daze… I think I fell into a sugar-induced coma after eating too many lollies. I don’t really dig the fantasy genre. Or science fiction. Viper loves both. We make it work; it can’t always be rose petals and sweet guitar serenades (particularly as he can only play 3 songs on the guitar, which he repeats and repeats and repeats, ah bless).
At least now, if someone has no idea about New Zealand, you can just say “Lord of the Rings,” and they will know what you are talking about.
The movie does look nice, but the real New Zealand is better:
Green is good. Makes me happy.
I reckon this tree is older than Yoda.
Tiny man or huge rock? You decide.
Way better than the movie.
According to Viper, to explore this wild and unspoilt land, you need much sustenance to fuel your intrepid journey. He likens the satisfying power of this next recipe to that of “Hobbit-food” whatever that may be. See the movie, now eat the bar.
Oaty Fruity Filler Bar:
My slightly more interesting version of these Friendly Fruit Bars – again, these would be very suitable for kiddies, just omit nuts if you are giving them to a baby/toddler (choking risk).
This recipe is kind of fool-proof. You can make it how you like it. Super fruity? Blend extra fruit and have a nice thick fruit filling layer. Like it a tad nutty? Just add more nuts, it’s really that simple. Don’t be afraid to play around – I would call myself an intuitive cook (just a fancy way of saying that I can’t stick to a recipe) Mistakes are good in the kitchen – it gives you the opportunity to work out a different flavour combination, method or technique. Learn by DOING.
- 1/2C dried fruit
- 1C whole oats
- 4T apple puree
- 1T cinnamon (I’m crazy for the stuff, feel free to use less)
- 1/4C walnuts
- 1/2t sea salt
- 1/2t baking powder
- 1/2t vanilla extract (optional)