The Kokobaru family is getting a liiiiiiittle tired of the winter. It took until another recent snow fall to make me go a little crazy. Needless to say I really feel for the folks out East who are being hit by yet another snow storm today. Climate change is a scary reality.
Although the yard is still covered in snow I have been SO thankful for the last few days of sun and have made it a goal to get out and walk for at least an hour every day. It feels infinitely better than walking in the slush and wind and cold. So as much as I'm looking forward for the snow to melt and for us to get to work on the yard and gardens, I'm content with long walks and sunlight for now.
Now, for some fun new domestic goodness. Mr. Kokobaru has started brewing beer and we've discovered we can reuse the spent barley to make bread and dog cookies. So of course, I had to make some dog cookies first.
I found the recipe here and the dogs think they're delicious. Next time I think I'll mill the barley a bit before putting it in and see how the consistency turns out. It's a super simple recipe.
- 4 cups spent grain
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
Mix it all up, flatten it out and cut your cookies. You can chill it if you want, but I didn't have to. I added flour as needed to get the consistency I wanted. Bake it at 350 for 30 minutes and then lower to 225 for 2 hours (according to the directions I found), but I didn't really do that. They're still mighty dry. I froze 2 bags for future use and have one bag on the go. They recommend a shelf life of 2 weeks, but I don't think we'll make it that far with the first bag.
Next time I'll post some pics of the bread I made…deeeeeelicious.
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