Grow Your Grain and Bake Them Too

Fresh baking and berries from the farm

“Know your food, know your farmers and know your kitchen.” It’s a quote from Joel Salatin that has been floating around social media for a while now. I do agree with it but what about know your baker? You probably should; especially when your baker is a farmer too! How handy is that?! Grown your grain and bake them too… or something like that.

Continue Reading

Why I Love Home Ground Wheat

 

The fire is lit in the old stove slowly warming the oven for the day. I’ve got a day of bread baking planned. My coffee is hot and the flour mill is grinding away. Morning is my favorite time of day. Once I’ve got enough flour ground for the first batch I can get started. For now I’ll steal away a few quiet moments and tell you why I love to use my home-grown, home-ground, whole wheat flour.

Continue Reading

Birthdays, Berries and Sprinkles

It’s been three years since the little miss came into the world with the all the fury of the February storm we had that night. She is still a force to be reckoned with! Joyful, but hang on to your boots! In her honor she gets waffles with whipped cream, berries and of course rainbow sprinkles.

As the unspoken tradition goes, the rainbow sprinkles will cover the kitchen counters and floor. I will be finding sprinkles for weeks to come. It’s worse than glitter as far as I’m concerned. But they bring a big smile to everyone so I’ll just go with it.

The waffles follow suit with the rest of the baking on the farm and are made with our farm fresh flour and topped with fresh whipped cream and berries or for those of us who like things a little simpler (ahem, me) some of dad’s homegrown/homemade maple syrup.

Here’s the recipe I like to use.

Continue Reading

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes
Print Recipe
Whole Wheat Pancakes
Print Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 each Egg
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Scoop the batter onto a well-seasoned cast iron griddle and allow to cook on medium heat.
  3. Once bubbles have formed on the top of the cakes, they can be flipped and cooked a couple more minutes.
  4. Serve with fresh berries and whipped cream or your favorite syrup.
Share this Recipe
 
Continue Reading

Jasper Raisin Toast

I made this toast for the first time last weekend. When I told Mike what it was his reaction was just what I expected.

“I know they called me Jasper Raisin Toast when I was little but I don’t think I actually like raisins in my toast.”

No surprise, most of my new recipes are met with this kind of excitement. It almost never goes to waste either. This was no exception. We prefer it toasted with extra butter and maybe a little bit of honey.

Continue Reading