Harry Potter, the beach, Disney World, and … WHEAT?

Just For Fun, Wheat
I have been on vacation this week. Julie is wonderful for holding down the fort while I've been away (although it would have been more fun if she were here with me!) Here are a few highlights of my trip: Butterbeer in Hogsmeade Bikini Beach Babe A Few of My Favorite Things A "Wheatie" Plane Ride My daughter and I sat by a really nice Grandpa on our flight to Florida. He gave his extra cookies to her, and she let him play "Temple Run" on our iPad. I had a nice chat with him, and during our conversation I discovered that he owns a little farm in Minnesota. I told him about my Backyard Chickens and asked him what he farmed. When he told me he grew wheat I…
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Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas (Using a tortilla press and cooker)

Cooking From Scratch, Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
I've been making homemade whole wheat tortillas for awhile now by hand. A friend of mine called me a couple weeks ago and said she wanted to make a lot of them for lunches and snacks and wanted to know some of my tricks for making and storing them in bulk. When she asked me this, I had to confess I only really make them for this one recipe because rolling them out is actually kind of annoying. It's totally doable, and I did a post about it awhile back, but making them by hand takes enough time that I shy away from it. Well then, we were asked to come to a food storage fair where we needed to bring samples for 150+ people. The recipe we made called…
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Julie’s Turn at the Sun Oven … Then we’re done (sort of)

Grains, Powerless Cooking, Powerless Cooking Adventures, Wheat
We know we've been covering Powerless Cooking a LOT the past few weeks. It's a major goal of ours to become better at this stuff... but We DO remember what it was like to find all these tools COMPLETELY overwhelming. So from now on, we'll post most of our weekly attempts at cooking a meal without power on our Summer Adventures page. You may want to bookmark that page, or subscribe to our new YouTube channel to get immediate access to the videos (more on our YouTube channel next week). We'll still mention it on facebook and here and there on the blog, but we'll be back to a variety of the posts next week. Since Jodi tried her Sun Oven with rice last week, I worked up the courage…
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ALL NEW Wonder Junior Deluxe

Grain Mills, Grains, Wheat
If you have followed our blog for any amount of time you will know about our love of the WonderMill. We were quite scared of the whole "cooking with wheat" concept until we actually saw a friend of ours grind flour and she told us "You know how to bake with flour right? Well, THIS is flour." Our food storage lives changed forever. The Electric WonderMill is great for quick, everyday usage grinding big batches of grains and legumes. It totally gets you into the habit of cooking with your food storage. However, the Wonder Junior Deluxe is also a wonderful preparedness tool since it can be used in a powerless emergency, and has the bonus value of being able to grind things that an electric mill CAN'T grind. On…
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Shelf Stable Recipes: Wheat Applesauce Cake

Grains, Shelf Stable Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
Submitted by: Sherida R From:Sacramento, CA WHEAT APPLESAUCE CAKE Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp cloves 1 cup applesauce 1/2 cup oil Nuts, dates, raisins (opt) Directions: Mix all the dry ingredients. Then stir in the applesauce, oil, and nuts or fruits (opt). Bake in a 9x9 pan at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. Top each piece with warm apple sauce when serving. Special Notes: When serving this cake do NOT leave off the dollop of warm applesauce on each piece. It balances out the sweetness of the cake and makes all the difference.
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Food Storage Makeover: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Extreme Food Storage Makeover, Extreme Makeover, Fruit and Vegetable Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
We've been so busy with the Seven Day Challenge, One Second After group book discussion, and the Thanksgiving holiday, that we haven't done a segment in our Food Storage Makeover series for a few months. Today Jodi shows Grandma Lori how to convert her favorite homemade chicken noodle soup recipe into a fabulous food storage recipe that is easier, faster, healthier, and just as delicious!   Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe - food storage style Soup 3 large chicken breasts 1/2 c. dehydrated celery 1/3 c. dehydrated onions 1/4 c. dehydrated carrots 9 cups of water 1 tsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. parsley salt and pepper to taste Noodles 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 eggs 1 tsp. salt 1/4-1/2 c. water Directions Add all ingredients into a pressure cooker.…
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Wheat and Wheat Grinder Overview

Grain Mills, Grains, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
When starting a Food Storage, the first thing you start hearing people talk about is WHEAT. We have openly confessed to not even knowing what wheat looked like only 2.5 years ago. Now we use it almost every day and can't believe how easy it is to make apart of your daily cooking. First off, there are so many benefits to storing wheat. We'll go over those, then tell you about some different wheat grinder options, then give you a few basic wheat recipes to try to get you going. Benefits of Wheat Wheat provides you with a whole grain Wheat can be stored for over 30 years if kept in a cool, dry place Whole wheat retains all of the vitamins, minerals, and fiber There are no preservatives or…
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Bread Making with the Extreme Food Storage Makeover

Extreme Food Storage Makeover, Long Term Food Storage, Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
It's been awhile since we have shared with you what's going on with the Extreme Food Storage Makeover for Grandma Lori. Since Grandma Lori bought her Wondermill, Jasmine has been wanting in on the experimenting (Jasmine is Grandma Lori's daughter and she's the one who showed us how to make multi-grain waffles with their Wondermill). With the 7 Day Challenge coming up, you better believe one of the tasks throughout the week will be to make a loaf of bread, so pay close attention! There are a lot of great bread recipes we could choose from to get Jasmine going on her bread making. The one we had Jasmine try first comes from Deals to Meals. You do this thing called "sponging" to the dough, and it makes an incredible…
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Setting up Grandma Lori’s WonderMill Wheat Grinder

Extreme Food Storage Makeover, Grains, Long Term Food Storage, Wheat
When we started the Extreme Food Storage Makeover for Grandma Lori early this year, we knew exactly what we were going to do.....NOT! Well, we knew how we were going to do her ePrep stuff, and we knew how to tackle the 3 month supply. We were secretly a little concerned about how we would go about her Long Term Food Storage. If you're new to this project, visit our Grandma Lori Makeover Page for the full scoop, and see the journey as it has progressed so far. Anyways, we were worried Grandma Lori might not be into baking bread, and grinding wheat the way we have come to love. What we saw happen though, was so exciting. As we used our food storage more, she got curious. She was…
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Blasts from the Past: My Favorite, Ultimate Food Storage Recipe

Bean Recipes, Events, Julie's Progress, Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
My favorite recipe I've made since venturing into cooking with Food Storage is an Enchilada Pie recipe. I told you all about it back in my cooking challenge post. Since then, I've added another twist on the recipe. I realized I was out of enchilada sauce MID RECIPE a few weeks ago. I had gotten far enough that there was no turning back, but I DID not want to run to the store. Does that EVER happen to any of you? I somehow got confused about how much enchilada sauce I had stored (My husband forgets to tell me we're down to 2 or 3 left when I get him to get one out of the basement for me). Anyways, I found this recipe on allrecipes, and to my amazement…
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