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Fresh Ground Flour and Home Milling

Fresh Hard Red Spring Wheat Berries

I have two home mills, the Blendtec Kitchen Mill and the Mockmill, well maybe three if you count the cheapo coffee grinder I used in the past before I got the Mockmill.

The Blendtec Kitchen Mill has been a mainstay in my kitchen for years. I’m actually on my second one as the first one ended up with a cracked housing (it was old, I bought it used on Ebay, years ago). I like that this mill will grind fine flour fast and in a large quantity (well large for the home baker). However, that’s pretty much all it will do, just flour. It will do a variation of super fine flour to less fine flour. It won’t grind cracked meal, bulgher, coarse meal etc. One of the cons is that it is very READ MORE »

Review for Brod and Taylor Dough Proofer

Brod and Taylor Proofer

I’ve been working off and on with my Brod and Taylor dough proofer as I put together my courses. I’ve added the new optional second shelf to extend my use of the proofer. I’ve used this proofer since it first came out in  and was actually a beta tester for the company. I jumped right onboard and READ MORE »

Program the KD8000 Scale and Use the Baker’s Percent Key

KD 8000 Baker's Scale

I’ve been asked for quite a while to show how to turn off the “auto turn off” and also how to use the baker’s percent key for the KD8000. I made two videos because the one I was going to make was just too long, so I split it in two.

In this video I unbox the new scale and show you how to use it and some of it’s features. I also show  you how to program the “auto turn off” READ MORE »

Sandwiches Anyone?

I couldn’t pass up sharing this post from Elite Daily. I’ve haven’t seen such wonderful sandwich porn in a very long time and not so many in one place!

Here are some to start out with:

Avocado, Asparagus and Dill Havarti Grilled Cheese

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My Favorite Baking Equipment – Gotta – Wanna –

Brod and Taylor Proofer

I am often asked where I get this piece of baking equipment or that one. I have done a few posts on singular items but no posts on an inclusive list of baking equipment I use or want to use. 🙂

These are mostly Amazon links and I am an affiliate. It won’t cost you anymore to use my links, but it will help me out. Also, if you pull any live link to your desktop and use it as an entry portal every time you use Amazon, I will be credited a small amount and lots of small amounts adds up to large amounts and then I can get my kids bigger clothes (they don’t seem to stop eating) 😉

So here goes: READ MORE »

Kneading Conference West 2013

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For the third year in a row, the folks who put together Kneading Conference West, did a wonderful job. It was great to see baker friends from  former conferences, Floyd of The Fresh Loaf, MC of Farine and Meeghan of Breadsong.

It was also great to see baking instructors from past conferences, Scott Mangold of Bread Farm, READ MORE »

Hand Crafted Wooden Lame – Shop

 

Hand Crafted Wooden Lame – Store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am Wyllis Greenway, Teresa’s son. I originally designed these lames because I love to work with wood. Most bread slashers you could get were either made of plastic or metal. I thought that a lame should invite the same sense of warmth and character into a kitchen that a loaf of freshly baked bread does, which is why I decided to use richly colored woods and compliment them with shimmery brass hardware. READ MORE »

Kneading Conference West 2012 Part II

The Business of Baking

Kneading Conference West is a three day event held in September at the Washington State University Extension and Research facility in Mt. Vernon. It brings  together bakers, plant breeders, millers, brewers and even oven builders, all with some connection to grain. READ MORE »

Kneading Conference West 2012 Part I

MC, Teresa (me) and Breadsong photo by Douglas McLaughlin

Kneading Conference West (Sept 13, 14 and 15) 2012 was a terrific success. I had the privilege of attending for the second year in a row and I am really glad I did. The Kneading Conference  is held in the beautiful Skagit Valley in Mt Vernon, Wa at READ MORE »

March 5 and Rose’s Cafe/Bakery

March 5, marks the second anniversary of my escaping an abusive situation. Each March 5, I light a candle, let it burn all day long and ask others to do so as well – to remember those who have lived with and suffered (are still suffering) or died from abuse.

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