Thursday, December 17, 2009

Gifts for the paddler, part 3

Remember GORP? The acronym stands for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts, and the mix has sustained many a paddler over the years.
Time, however, for GORP to grow up. We think of this as....
Better than GORP

We considered calling it SCRAPWAGOCCC, but that's really hard to pronounce. Here's the recipe:

3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup raw almonds, toasted
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup walnuts, unsalted
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
3/4 cup chopped crystalized ginger
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup raw cashews, toasted

Mix the ingredients together and put the mixture in a Nalgene bottle. That way, your favorite paddler can tip the bottle into his or her mouth rather than handle the mix and get it wet. And your gift will help satisfy one of the essential elements of every paddler's kit: something healthy to fuel the journey.

1 comment:

keith wikle said...

I can testify to the bloyd-peshkin gorp recipe. I only mooch from the best!!