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Showing posts from May, 2013

Organic Rye With Caraway Seeds

Ingredients: 1 1/8 Cups Organic Milk 2 Tablespoons Coconut oil or Organic Butter  1 1/2 Tablespoons Molasses 1 1/2 Tablespoons Raw Sugar 1 1/4 Teaspoons Celtic Sea Salt 1/2 Cup Organic Whole Wheat Flour  1 3/4 Cups Organic Bread Flour 3/4 cup Organic Rye Flour 1 1/8 Tablespoons Caraway Seeds  2 Teaspoons Dry Yeast 
Directions: Warm milk, molasses and  butter or oil until warm on your inner wrist but not hot.  Add raw sugar and stir well.  Pour into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle your yeast on top.  Let set.
In a large bowl mix together flours and salt and Caraway seeds.  Slowly add this to your milk mixture
with your mixer or by hand.  Knead well.  Place in a clean oiled bowl and cover with a light cloth or apron.  Put the bowl in a warm place away from drafts.

Let rise until it is doubled in size.  Remove from bowl and knead for another 5 minutes and then make a loaf shape and place into an oiled loaf pan.  Cover again with a light cloth and place in a warm place away from drafts.…

Organic Berry Trifle

Ingredients:1 Organic Angel Food Cake 1 Half Container Fresh Organic Strawberries 1 Container of Fresh Wild Blackberries (or store bought Whipped-creamAngel Food Cake Cake Ingredients:1 1/2 Cups Powdered Organic Sugar 1 Cup Organic Sifted Pastry Flour1 1/2 Cups Free Range Egg Whites (11-12 Large Eggs)1 1/2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 Cup Organic Sugar 1/4 Teaspoon Celtic Sea SaltDirections:Sift together powdered sugar and flour together twice. In a large bowl beat egg whites, cream of tartar, Vanilla, and salt until you get soft peaks. Slowly add organic sugar about two tablespoons at a time until stiff peaks appear. Place one-quarter of flour mixture back in your sifter and sift over eggs. Fold in by hand gently. Repeat this for the rest of the mix. Pour into an ungreased bundt pan. Bake on your lowest rack at 350 degrees about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and invert pan. Cool completely. Serves 12. 

Social Howdy Doo's ~ Cottage Charm Part 5

Social Howdy Doo's Introductions can be awkward at best and here is a rule of thumbs which by no means exhaustive. So let us help you navigate your way through them.

First, a child or younger person should always be introduced to an elder as Mr. Mrs. so and so. Second a gentleman should be introduced to a lady. Third a person of lesser status should be introduced to a person of higher status. Also during introductions, you should use a persons title such as doctor or pastor etc.

Cowgirl Cookies

We made these tasty treats for our equine event that we were supposed to cater, but sadly it got rained out. So we had to suffer through keeping them.  Weep for us...really. :)1 1/3 Cup Organic Flour1 Teaspoon Non-Aluminum Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1/4 Teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt 1 Cup Organic Raw Oats 3/4 Cup  Sundrops a healthy alternative to M&M or
M&Ms 1 Cup Raw Sugar 1/3 - 1/2 Chopped Nuts (We used pecans) Stir together all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then add: 1 Slightly Beaten Organic Free Range Egg 1/2 Cup Slightly Melted Organic Butter 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 
Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Gently mix together use your fingers if you have to (Oh what a waste *wink*) Pinch pieces off of the dough and roll into balls. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Good luck keeping people out of the M&M's

Charm Class Part 4 ~ Manners In Public Places

Why Is That ClothingRack Screaming?There is not much that is less desirable than a stroll in a store on a Saturday afternoon with screaming little ones tearing across your grocery cart's path so that you have to jolt to a stop for fear of hitting one. Their parents completelyunaware (with cell phones firmly pressed to their ears or checking their social networking sites or just busy shopping) of their children's near collision with your cart as they rush to play in the clothing racks or ride the for sale scooters or bikes down the isles and dribble the balls down the food isles.
Businesses are not playgrounds. And boys and girls need to treat them as them with respect. Children should at all times stay close to their parents in businesses using inside voices and treating others respectfully, including their parents. This is not just because to do otherwise is rude, it is also not safe.  There are people that would love to grab a child all alone in a store and have done so.  The…