*This really does all make sense.
**I think she's a Wilson's Warbler
Granola tips: Use whatever bits and pieces you like, but instead of plain oil, used browned butter or coconut or olive oil, and instead of honey/sugar/agave syrup/whatever use, maple syrup. Put in the dried fruit after baking. Cook it low and slow, turning it over often. If you want it "clustery," grind up some of your oats and coconut into flour and let your final mix sit for a few minutes before baking it. Then pinch it together into clumps before baking. (See here for the method, but I think this recipe itself is too sweet.) Mom, however, in her final weeks, had a sweet tooth that never would have been obliged in earlier days. She requested I pour caramel all over her granola when I made it for her this spring. She remarked candied orange peel would make a lovely addition, and she was absolutely right.