We’re Giving Away a Grain Mill!

Oh boy, am I excited about the giveaway that I have for you this week! I have had an electric grain mill for just about a year and a half now, and it is one of the most used appliances in my kitchen. I love it! Read this post about when I got my grain mill, and see my top four reasons for owning one. And now I get to give one away! I am part of a group of bloggers called Positively Real Media. (This is an awesome group of like-minded natural Christian bloggers. Check it out here if you are interested!) Together as a group, we are giving away a Wondermill Grain Mill to one lucky … [Read more...]

Sourdough Starter: Days 2-7


Well, I was very pleased when I walked into the kitchen and got out my sourdough starter this morning!  There was already quite a bit of activity going on in my little jar of flour and water.  There were LOTS of bubble and it had grown significantly! If your sourdough is showing this much activity after 24 hours, yay!  But if it’s not, don’t be discouraged!  The first time I made a starter with store-bought whole wheat, I did NOT have that much activity after one day.  But I was still able to grow a wonderful starter that I used and enjoyed for over a year (before it … [Read more...]

Sourdough Starter: Day 1


Well, I have made a successful sourdough starter once before, let’s see if I can do it again!  I hope that you will give it a try also!  I promise that it is very simple and does not take a lot of time.  I will be detailing the rest of the days throughout the week so you can see the whole process.  I’ll also give you some more information about your sourdough starter, and what’s going on inside your jar when you’re making a starter.  But for today, I will just show you what you need to do on day one.  Let’s get started! Making a Sourdough Starter:  As … [Read more...]

My New Grain Mill! (and My Ruined Sourdough!)


As I mentioned on my menu plan this week, I have a brand new toy in my kitchen that I have wanted for a LONG time – a grain mill!  I am so thankful and excited that I can barely stand it!  I have known of the benefits of grinding your own grains for several years now, but the upfront cost of a grain mill was just never in our budget. To tell you the truth, our new grain mill still was not in our budget, but we ended up only having to pay $20 for this gem! Yes. Only $20. We had accumulated enough points to pay the remaining $200+.  Like I said, I am so thankful and grateful … [Read more...]