Preferred ingredients, and Pantry Recipes.

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You will find that we like and use what I like to call "old fashioned" food. Foods like whole grains, honey, and butter. These are readily available and quite simple to incorporate into your daily cooking.  We also enjoy some rather old fashioned fruits and vegetables as well. Such as prunes, rhubarb, parsley, and rutabaga, to name just a few. 

These foods are all high in nutrition, quite inexpensive to purchase and have a wonderful flavor, whether used as a single ingredient for a recipe or as part of a dish. If you have not used these time-honored ingredients, I hope you give them a try. We prefer organic and local grown in all our food, whenever possible.

This information is offered to share our choices, without the need to repeat the same information in each recipe.

We will notice we do not share brand-specific information and are not affiliated with any brand or company. 

For flour, we use organic Spelt berries and Red Winter Wheat, freshly ground in our grain mill, using the "pastry flour" setting. I find that pastry grind flour is wonderful to work with and makes any recipe just about perfect.

Red Winter Wheat for bread and Spelt for all other baking. 

For all-purpose flour, we use Einkorn flour,


For all-purpose flour, we use organic unbleached flour. While this is not a widely used ingredient in our kitchen at this time, all-purpose flour has a place in most kitchens, including ours.

For sugar, we use organic evaporated cane juice. In addition, we make our own brown sugar from organic cane sugar and molasses.

For other sweeteners, we use natural (raw) honey, organic real maple syrup, and molasses. In addition when the recipe allows, pureed dates. 

For oil, we use organic olive oil and organic avocado oil.

For other fats, we use butter, real lard (not hydrogenated) and/or coconut oil.

For baking powder, we use Rumford's (this brand contains no aluminum). And we have been known to make our own...

For salt, we use sea salt from various sources. 

For fruits and vegetables, we use organic whenever possible.

With that said, we also enjoy convenience in the kitchen! The following links may be useful to you for your own homemade pantry staples.

How to make brown sugar.

How to make whole wheat self-rising flour.

How to make almond milk.

How to make granola, using your slow cooker.

20 Minute Granola.

Some of our favorite kitchen hacks can be found here, and here!

How to make your own Easy Clean, perfect spray and wipe for your home.

With this information, we hope you enjoy the time you spend in your kitchen!

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