In grade school, the street you grew up on equaled one-half of your porn name.
When you’re older, things get even more fun.
Mandy Fayne developed an affinity for baking as a kid living on Glencoe’s Oak Ridge Drive; Kim Strauss spent her youth eating home-cooked meals on Jolly Road in Baltimore. After careers in law and at Google, respectively, the duo launched Jolly Oak, a line of granola that’s equal parts delicious and healthy.
Gleaning inspiration from their past, they concocted three recipes: Dark chocolate coconut raisin’s puffed kamut, flax seed, and pepitas play nicely with the chocolate’s sweetness; lively apricot cherry gets heft from walnuts, almonds, and pistachios; gluten-free cinnamon apple raisin’s depth comes from brown sugar and vanilla.
Everything is baked in olive oil for ultimate crunch — and smartly packed into single servings.
It hits the spot.
Available at Olivia’s Market, 2014 West Wabansia Avenue, at Damen Avenue (773-227-4220); Freshii, 311 South Wacker Drive, at Jackson Boulevard (312-435-0311), at jollyoak.com, $2.50-$3 each (in-store) or $24 for a twelve-pack.
Photo: Courtesy of Jolly Oak