My dad is a hippie. He doesn't think he is a hippie. And to be fair he isn't your everyday run of the mill hippie. He is a very special esoteric kind of geek/hippie.
He works full time as an aerospace engineer. He loves rockets. He wears Kirkland jeans and plaid button down bar-be-que type shirts. He also wears socks with sandals. A-hem. That's something I'm hoping to work on with him.
He's never had long hair and he only grew his beard out once that I can remember. During his short beard phase, he took to wearing a plaid scally cap which made him look like the Scot that he is and nothing at all like a hippie.
But he is a hippie.
He is a peace lover. He is physically incapable of yelling. His voice just doesn't get very loud. I often wonder what would happen in an emergency if he had to call for help.
But the real hippie part of my dad is that he loves to get out and commune with nature. In fact, he plans his life around his outdoor trips. He wanders around and takes photos of his hands on rocks or birds in flight. He stares off into the horizon at sunset. I'm pretty sure he prays a lot while he's out there communing and stuff.
He's the type of person that could walk into the woods tomorrow and live as a hermit. He might need his iPhone and his computer to edit his photos, but running water and electricity he could live without.
My dad is a hippie and he loves granola. So I made him some very special and ridiculously delicious granola for father's day. I also made a label for my jar.
I thought I'd share the recipe and my free printable label. You know, in case your dad's a hippie too.
I got this recipe off All Recipe's website. It is the best one I have found.
You can change up the recipe to suit your own tastes. My dad loves coconut so I replaced the cranberries with two cups coconut. Some people left comments on the site saying they added chocolate chips. I also made a batch using dried cherries instead of cranberries.
Here is the label. Print it out full size on sticker paper. It fits a large half gallon jar.