Today was very exciting! My husband Case, fixed up a small seed cleaner and got it running and cleaned some Red Fife seed for me, from our new 2017 crop!
I started the mill right away to see what kind of flour I would get and did some research what kind of recipes are around for Red Fife. I found the basic information about this special wheat on : Lime leaves and Taste buds website. it was very interesting to read!
I also found a recipe there for red fife loaf and a recipe on an organic site. Tomorrow I hope to bake a loaf of two!
I also milled some flour and will bring that along to the farmers market!
Saturday will be the last farmers market for this season. I will miss meeting my customers and all the people who stop by and talk with me.
One of my customers told me that using 100% spelt flour is possible. Add 1 tbsp tapioca starch for every cup of flour you use and the dough will hold better!
I tried making my cookies and added cornstarch instead ( I don't have tapioca ) and it worked .
The cookies didn't "flop" ! So thank you for sharing your recipes and ideas with me!
Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog.
I am Herma Van Garderen, wife to Case and mother of 8 children and 1 daughter in law.
I am excited to tell you about my new hobby, which I started earlier this year in March.
I started stone milling our own grains; Spelt and Hard Red Spring Wheat. My first customer was Homestead Bake Shop which had opened just shortly before in Fort Macleod.
However, my husband was worried we would never go through all our grain so I looked for a different ways to promote and sell my products.
I talked to several store owners in Lethbridge and they all encouraged me to go to farmers market with my product. So I did !!!
Since June I have been a vendor on the Saturday market and I love being there!
I have met so many wonderful people and feel blessed with the customers who come back and are happy with my different assortment of flours!
Thanks to Sharon Elizabeth Design, I have a beautiful flyer on my table and my very own website!
By means of this blog, I hope to share my thoughts, questions from customers, nice experiences and also post some of my recipes.