Saw Kay, a refugee originally from Myanmar (Burma), arrived in Providence about 4 months ago along with his wife and 5 children after spending years in a camp in Thailand. Saw and his wife Sa Nay are Karen—one of the ethnic minority groups who have been persecuted for years by Burma’s military government. Aside from one other family who arrived with them, they are—if you can imagine this!—the
speakers of a language called Karen Sgaw in the state of Rhode Island.
The muesli is a bit of an alter-ego to our signature big-chunk, tooth-cracking, snacking style granola. This stuff belongs in a bowl. The recipe’s the same, but the grade is smaller and fits nicely on a spoon. You can think of it as, perhaps, the European version. Refined. Swiss.
September’s flavor was Salted Mango. We used unsulfured dried mango, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, along with virgin olive oil which made it extra healthy and gave it an earthy flavor.
For those of you who are not familiar with “The Best of Rhode Island” awards, when a restaurant wins “Best of Rhode Island” they make a banner and hang it outside their business all year long. Granted, Rhode Island is not a big state, but still…not too shabby. We’ll take it, wave our banner proudly – and hopefully see a boost in Granola of the Month subscriptions.
It was with some trepidation that we set out to show our softer side this month. Not that we mind the little jokes about the jaw-challenging properties of our granola—but still, that big-cluster crunch has become a part of our signature. Nevertheless, with dew points soaring, we’re taking the risk and doing our part to keep you from breaking an unnecessary sweat. Please let us know what you think.