This past weekend I visited an Amish area in Hazelton, Iowa. This was my second trip to this community. I love to buy grains and spices in bulk. This time I came across Whole Spelt Flour. I bought a bag and then did a little research on how to use Spelt flour in baking. Seems this is an "ancient grain" unmodified. Although not gluten free, evidently Spelt is easier to digest than common wheat. From what I can tell, you can just use it as a replacement for white and wheat flour when baking. For more information on how and why to use Spelt flour please select the link below.
Canned acorn squash tonight. Had a lot of seeds that looked too good to just throw away. So I looked up a way to roast them.
This is the before picture:
Rinse them off
Put in a bowl and add 2 tbsp. olive oil and 1 tsp salt for every 1 cup of seeds.
Bake in 275 degree oven 40 minutes. Stir occasionally. If you dry them first then you can shorten the baking time to around 15 minutes. I just threw them in wet.
Or you can experiment with different spices to add a little pizzaz!
And this is the roasted after. Yummy and crunchy!
A very nutritious snack:)
#roastedwintersquashseeds #roastedseeds #healthysnacks
I love getting my honey from Carol O'Brien in the Guttenberg Iowa area. She often is at the scenic overpass area of Hwy 52. She will give you a taste of her honey so you can find the one for you. I thought I did not like honey until I visited with Carol. Turns out I just hadn't tasted a kind I liked. I get all my honey from Carol now to use in my baking. I replace sugars with honey so I go through a lot of it. Home made granola bars are the best with honey instead of corn syrup..yuck:( Give it a try! Look on my links page for Cedar Creek Apiaries.
Pat and I needed to can beef. To use up the wait time for the pressure canner we decided to do some experimental baking. We both needed bread and had some rhubarb to use up as new is growing...I love rhubarb!
We had one ooops (it's all about making memories:). After baking the rhubarb cake I put the bread in the oven to bake but turned off the oven instead of leaving it on....the loaves of bread sank and they were such nice loaves before my oooops...bummer!
Sam, my miniature schnauzer, was jealous of the time I spent with Pat. He views the weekend as his time....he's such a momma's boy:)
Anyway, the cake turned out delicious. And we had great company for dinner with Pat's husband Russell joining us.
Great day with Pat:)
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I grew up and have lived in Iowa until recently when I moved to a small town in Illinois to begin a new chapter in my life which includes a loving supportive husband and numerous grandchildren to spoil. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.
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