Rainy Saturdays in the fall will always make me long for a little cabin on Cape Cod in the off-season. The colder, darker days where you could light a fire and play board games or read a book. Here at the shop, it’s bucketing down and we’ve got 70’s music playing. My entire youth is flooding back. We always had a few rainy days at the Cape on our annual visits and on those days we’d head out to a tiny little take-out window somewhere in Wellfleet and come home with cardboard containers filled with the creamiest clam chowder you could imagine. We’d top them with iconic oyster crackers and settle back on well-worn couches. That was before my shellfish allergy when clam chowder was my favorite soup no matter the season.
Now my go-to rainy day soup is carrot with North African spices. The oyster crackers have been replaced with savory granola. We discovered Jamie’s Granola when we first opened in Watch Hill, Rhode Island a few years back. At the time the packaging caught our eye, and we thought the flavors were intriguing. After a couple of years off for us and a rebrand for Jamie, we discovered the granola again. The aged cheddar with black pepper is the perfect topping for our go-to soup. Gluten-free oats, grass-fed ghee, local honey, organic cheddar powder, sliced almonds, and heirloom pumpkin seeds are just a few of the ingredients in this flavor.
We also carry black truffle granola and rosemary with currants. These are great on soups, salads or a plain greek yogurt. You’ll experience a bold savory flavor with a sweet undercurrent. Jamie’s Farm works with dairy farmers and bee keepers in Upstate New York maintaining their focus of using local organic ingredients. Best part? They are gluten-free!