Roll With The Barley

May 6, 2012

Oats for breakfast?

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There is only one thing that will get this guy out of bed at 7am on his day off.

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And that would be beer making.

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He brews about once a month and makes two batches at a time. This time it’s a Basil Wheat to take to the beach (so everyone can drink it without me!) and my favorite kind of malty brown he is naming “Baby Brown” just for me so I can enjoy it right after the baby comes : )

Barley

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I woke up about the same time and got started on my own version of a mash.

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Oats for two

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I made Scottish whipped banana oats plumped with fresh strawberries and topped with Strawberry Lavender Jam According To Daniel (best jam EVER) and some almond butter.

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He got the same with Nuttzo

bowls

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I’ve been hangin’ out on the porch and asking questions about the safety of his equipment + propane set up : )

Plants

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1 kaila@ healthy helper blog! May 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

Can’t wait to spend the whole day outside! I am up early this morning too ready to get going!

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2 Lynn @ the actor's diet May 6, 2012 at 8:21 am

Would love for Matt to post some cooking w beer recipes!!!

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3 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

Those oats look so good, I love the pink color! Have a great Sunday!

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4 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde May 6, 2012 at 8:59 am

Haha, that first picture really looked like a bowl of soupy oats to me – funny that it’s actually a bucket! Basil wheat sounds like a really interesting beer flavor. On Memorial Day, my family usually goes to our lake house and one of the families up there has a “beer tasting” where everyone rates beer anonymously and at the end the results are revealed. Sometimes there are some home brews in there! And jell-o shots for “palate cleansing,” hahaha. That home brew set-up sure looks complicated to me. Love that Matt’s eating his oatmeal while working on it.

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5 Andrea May 6, 2012 at 9:04 am

Beer making just sounds fun! And those oats look delicious. I had some similar but with roasted (!!) strawberries! :) Random question for you – do you keep your chia seeds refrigerated/in the freezer, or do you keep them out at room temperature?

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6 KathEats May 6, 2012 at 9:25 am

I keep the bulk of them in the freezer but I have a little jar that I keep on my counter at room temp for everyday adding. I just refill that maybe every 2-3 weeks.

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7 Andrea May 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

Gotcha! Thanks!

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8 Ella May 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

Pretty soon there will be another little something getting him out of bed before 7 am every day off!

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9 Molly @ RDexposed May 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

Basil wheat?? I’m waiting for my pint!

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10 Cait's Plate May 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

Strawberries in oats are so good. Also strawberries + almond butter!

I just made strawberry ice cream sandwiches with peanut butter cookies – next time I’m making almond butter cookies! I bet it would be so delicious!

Enjoy your Sunday!

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11 Kim May 6, 2012 at 9:51 am

My fiance will also get out of bed early for beer brewing. Or baseball. I showed him a pic of Matt’s set up, and he enthusiastically exclaimed “He’s got a pump!” We’re currently without an outside space, so brewing has been put on the “back burner” haha.

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12 Grace @ Grace Dishes May 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

Wow! That looks incredible! I can’t believe you guys brew your own beer. If my bf saw that, he’d definitely want to partake :)

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13 Karen May 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

A perfect spring time Sunday morning if you ask me…hope you guys have a nice one! :)

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14 Presley @ Run Pretty May 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

We went to the beach recently with some friends. It’s weird not being able to have a beer on vacation! I have 8 more weeks until I can technically have a drink again! (But I know breastfeeding will push that back even further…)

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15 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 6, 2012 at 11:07 am

I will have to show my husband Matt’s beer making set up…it must be so much fun to create one’s own beer! Love the oats with strawberry lavender jam…sounds yummy!

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16 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 6, 2012 at 11:18 am

I love seeing pics of Matt’s setup and part of the process. Very cool!

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17 Christine (The Raw Project) May 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

What a fun project for Matt! And the oats sound wonderful!

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18 Jonna May 6, 2012 at 11:51 am

Hi Kath,

Hope all is well! More nutbutter questions for you (by the way, I did end up ordering Nuttzo, all 3 of them and am now hooked!!!!)….I’ve ordered Wild Squirrel in the past (curious cocoa-nut, pretzel pizzaz and sneaky cinnamon…my favorites were the cinnamon and pretzel ones) and was thinking to place an order on open sky since I have a credit…wanted some feedback on the vanilla almond butter and the choc sunflower butter? How do you like those as compared to their PB’s?

On a side note, I have made Matt’s bagels several times and finally made a cinnamon raisin version which came out great!

Thanks!
Jonna

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19 KathEats May 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Hey Jonna, I haven’t actually tried either of those, but I can’t imagine they are bad!

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20 Ellie @ healthy belly ellie May 6, 2012 at 12:22 pm

A baker, a beer maker, a breakfast maker…. You’re all set :)

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21 Katie @ Happy Figs May 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I love your little vegetable patch. I need to weed my own and replant it things have been a bit neglected lately!

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22 Ann May 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Can Matt share the recipe for the basil wheat beer? Sounds amazing!!

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23 Matt May 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm

You can obviously basil up any recipe. This is the second basil beer I’ve made. Last summer I made a basil IPA that was incredible. Basically, in the last 20mins of the boil, every 5mins I would throw in 3-5 stems of Sweet Basil (very important to use sweet). Each stem was 6-10.inches long and had 4-6 clusters of leaves. At the end of the boil I whirlpooled for 15 min. The IPA was sooo pungent with basil. A little unbalanced but it was like drinking summertime so I loved it. I cut the basil by half for this wheat beer.

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24 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 7, 2012 at 7:20 am

Beer making looks like quite a lot of work!

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25 Angel7 May 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Now you got me to want to try Jam According To Daniel :)

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