A Very Busy Day!

Lately I can’t get enough of this bread. It’s sourdough with rye and spelt and full of flaked grains and seeds.

I mill my own grains, but I also flake them using my FlicFloc. It’s a bit tedious as it’s a hand crank model, but the flavor difference is oh so worth it!

My mix varies all the time. This particular batch began with emmer wheat berries, rye berries, white wheat berries, amaranth, tri-color quinoa, teff and barley, which I added to a jar and tossed in a bit of water. I use about a tablespoon of water per cup of grains, shake it well, and let it sit for a day. The bit of water softens the grains up a bit so they flake nicely, otherwise they tend to crack and crumble more than flake.

To that, I mixed in flax, chia, and sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, and hemp hearts. It made enough to fill a gallon size ziplock bag, and since I use 100g’s per loaf, I don’t have to do it very often.

I baked more molasses ginger cookies too, I think they are my favorite! Mowed, weed whacked, and cut a wild elderberry bush down that is all tangled up in our orchard fence.

It took a fair bit work to get out, boy was I happy to have my nifty new battery operated reciprocating saw! I chose the Black and Decker model because it uses the same batteries that my Black and Deck weed-eater uses.

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Lesley Kannisto

    Do you have a super easy recipe for Irish Soda Bread?

    1. tinksquared

      No. I used Ina Gartner’s recipe and didn’t care for it, and I can’t imagine anyone else’s is better so… I’m guessing I just don’t like the stuff.

  2. Kathy

    Your bread looks so yummy!!

  3. Susan Alvey

    I am exhausted just reading about all you did. Wishing I could do half that much without pain. Maybe it will be better soon.

    1. tinksquared

      Gosh I hope so Susan! You don’t seem to be recovering very fast though. Are you taking it easy enough?

  4. Diane Obernesser

    My daughter spent a few hours trying to extricate the wisteria out of a bush on our stone wall. Don’t ever plant it unless it’s away from other things. It sends our long (5 plus feet) runners through the grass. It was exhausting, but them she gave me the plant about 10 years ago. They used shovels & some chopping tool. Didn’t get it all, but I’m hoping it was enough for a year or more.

    1. tinksquared

      Oh dear. Actually, I’ve had that experience. Jim and I planted a wisteria tree on a trellis next to our house several homes ago. You are so right!

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