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Once Upon A Time...

Once Upon A Time...

Holy smokes. I'm not sure how bloggers do it. I'm sitting here, trying to figure out how the heck you start writing a blog. I'm so nervous I'm just about sweating! No one's even here. This is ridiculous. Let's try this:Once upon a time, a family of four moved from a tiny city of 13,000 people, to a tiny village of 130. That may be being generous.The oldest child, 5 years of age, was about to begin at a new school. Also new to him, bussing. The poor little boy had to be on the bus at 730am and did...

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Grandma Shirley's Wisdom - Bread Baking & More

Grandma Shirley's Wisdom - Bread Baking & More

  My grandma spent most of her childhood on the farm where I now live. In her time, things were a lot different. They knew how to live off the land a lot more efficiently than we do today, and the knowledge that my grandma has is invaluable. They had a huge garden that they preserved a lot of to get them through the winter, a milk cow, chickens, ducks, horses and grain. Grocery store bread was barely even available back then, so they made most if not all of it by hand. I've been spending time with my grandma...

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Start With Why.

Start With Why.

There have been a couple points in my life where I felt a major shift in the person I am and the direction I want to go in life. One of those points was when I was introduced to Alvin Scheresky, the man who first started this mill. Alvin was a wealth of knowledge on many topics, but the one I find most interesting is health & healing. Whenever we would talk on the phone, I'd constantly be taking notes. He introduced me to Brix and calcium testing for my soil. He taught me that flax is best consumed ground...

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Ancient Grains Making A Comeback In Modern Society

Ancient Grains Making A Comeback In Modern Society

In the past year, sales of ancient grains have increased by 50%. They are being used to make pastas, added to bread products, and now appear on food labels more commonly in grocery stores. Most people have heard of quinoa by now, even if they do still think it's a bit weird. Ancient grains are the modern food producers new best friend.Ancient grains are making a comeback in many kitchens and with good reason. Many ancient grains contain more vitamins and minerals, more protein and fiber, and more flavour per bite than found in any modern grain. A particularly noteworthy...

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Einkorn: From Our Customers Point of View

By Tammy Marie Rose.  Originally posted on May 8, 2015. Today's wheat is nothing like what we ate thousands of years ago, but einkorn comes pretty close!Einkorn contains far higher levels of protein, fatty acids, phosphorus, potassium, B6, lutein and beta-carotene.Einkorn flour is characterized by high protein, high ash, and very high carotene content. Carotene is the pigment found in carrots and other vegetables that is important in the diet as a precursor of Vitamin A. It also offers small flour particle size when compared to modern bread wheat's. For thousands of years it has been referred to as 'the...

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