1 large apple, cored and diced, not peeled
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp. butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
On low heat, melt the butter and stir in the maple syrup. Add the walnuts. Simmer for about 2 minutes while you chop the apple and celery. Sprinkle the apple with lemon juice.
Take the walnuts off the heat and allow to cool for 2 minutes. The syrup may thicken slightly. That's OK
Combine all the other ingredients into a bowl. Salt lightly. Add the walnut-syrup mix and stir to coat all ingredients. This is great alone or served with a chunk of cheese and crackers.
Welcome to The Pauley Principle!
The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!
Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.