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The Startling Truth About Enriched Wheat Flour (White Flour)

Open your bread box and review the active ingredients of your favorite bread. Possibilities are the first ingredient is unfortunately going to be enriched wheat flour. What does "enriched" imply? Enriched flour is flour in which many of the natural vitamins and minerals have actually been extracted. This is accomplished in order to allegedly Read more

Whole Wheat English Muffins

Making freshly milled whole wheat goodies does not have to be limited to loaf bread! This took me a while to figure out - but once I did, there was no limit to the home made whole wheat alternatives I would try. I used to purchase things like pita pockets, bagels and English Muffins because […] Read more

Let us help with your whole grain questions.

One of the biggest joys of what we do is help teach others learn how to add whole grains into their diet in an enjoyable and easy fashion.  Incorporating whole grains doesn't have to be a daunting task Are you: Just starting out? Riddled with questions? Confused by techniques? Need help troubleshooting? One option is […] Read more

Practical Implications of Milling and Baking with Whole Grains

Are you part of the 96% of North Americans over the age of 12 who haven’t met their current whole grain dietary recommendation?  Are you aware that half of your daily grain servings should come from whole grain products? Whole grains are an excellent dietary vehicle for delivering health-promoting nutrients that you body needs.  These Read more

Is it a Grain Mill or a Grain Grinder?

Options abound when talking about what a whole grain is actually called. Some people call them berries, other folks call them kernels and still some of the whole grain foods are actually seeds. Not unlike the tiny jewel being called different names, what people call the apparatus that turns it in to whole grain flour […] Read more

Nutrimill Grain Mill Review

In 2004, I bought our very first grain mill  and began a lifelong passion for freshly milled grains! Given my current state of domestic dysfunction, I was very unsure of what I was getting into and  doubted that I could even accomplish this task of home milling, but the features of the Nutrmill soon gave […] Read more

Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced KeenWah) has been enjoying a rebirth from its origin as a sacred grain to the early Incas, thanks to its high protein and calcium content and sweet and nutty flavor. Most quinoa is ..... Read more

Couscous confused with whole grain

By: Donna Miller Couscous (pronounced kuskus or kooskoos) is a typical North African food that has become popular in many countries. Couscous is often confused with being a grain, but in fact is more of a pasta and not a whole grain at all. The couscous granules are made by rolling and shaping moistened semolina […] Read more

Play with your food. Break some rules!

We can search the web, go get a million recipe books, follow around a world class chef and huddle on to Mama's apron strings but one thing that will remain a rule in baking and cooking is: Break some rules! Play with your food! Sure there are some hard and fast ones like: Yeast breads […] Read more

Why do I mill grains at home? Part #2

If you already read Part One of this tip, then you may or may not have peaked the curiosity of former nay-sayers. You may still need more explanation for why you are thinking of or currently milling at home. After all, inquiring minds want to know. The second tip to answering the questions of why […] Read more