You Cannot Afford Not To Own A Wheat Grinder-googims

Cooking-Tips You cannot afford not to own and use a wheat grinder. How much do you pay for a good loaf of whole wheat bread? Is it around $4.00 or more? Then you are paying way too much. With the economy the way it is we need to save every dollar we can. I had to stay home with my 5 kids because if I went to work the money I would make would be less that the what I would have to pay the babysitter. So I decided to try and save as much as I would make if I went to work. That seems hard to imagine doesn’t it? I’m not saying it was easy but no harder than going to work and then coming home and having to fix dinner, clean the house, do laundry and still manage to find time to help the kids with their homework. I had two gardens. One took up 2/3 of the backyard, and the other took up 2/3 of the side yard. I grew almost everything. I canned at least 100 quarts of string beans every year. I had a bad back too, so most of the work had to be done from my recliner. Find that hard to believe? You would be amazed what you can do sitting down when you have to. I also had my kids who did running for me. I canned corn, carrots, tomatoes and even new potatoes. I bought dried beans from the elevator in town, and canned them. If it was in the garden or I could find it, I found a way to preserve it. You say you live in an apartment? Do you have a balcony? Do you know what vegetables you can grow in pots? Try this, get a big pot, put three holes in it about two inches apart, now put in three bush type summer squash, either zucchini, straight neck or peter pan. It will be enough squash for your whole family for the whole summer. Like cucumbers? You can grow them in a pot and have them climb up any structure, just tie it as it grows. Then you can pick the cucumbers, like picking them from your private vine. Tomatoes will climb up a structure as well. Whatever you grow is more than you have now, right? I even put my kids to work picking cherries at one of the local orchard. At first the owner thought I was crazy. They had Mexicans to do that work and they really didn"t need any more help. I pleaded with him on the grounds that my kids were city kids and didn"t live on a farm so how else was I going to teach them how to work for what they had? He was a nice man and he agreed with me. He happened to have many more fruits in his orchard than just cherries. I also enlisted my sister and her two kids and we tackled the cherries. We had an interesting looking ladder that only had one very long leg on the backside of it. I was puzzled how that would be safe, but I was shown how you put it right through the tree and then it was steady. I told them they could eat as many cherries as they wanted but to only pick the very darkest firm ones. Those were some very interesting and very memorable times for me and the kids. My sister and her whole family died when my kids were teenagers; when her house burned down with everyone in it. So these memories are extra special. They were also trying times, especially when my oldest son, just learning how to drive, put our car in a ditch on the farm. I had to get the owner of the orchard to bring his tractor to haul the car out. I’m very thankful that he was so understanding and just said, "It happens." At the end of the cherry season and the beginning to the peach season we had earned sufficient money so as to be able to buy a large quantity of various fruits. Just working that one summer gave us enough fruit for two years. We even left some of the money on his books so we could have apples when they were in season. We gleaned the ditch banks for asparagus and got potatoes from potato farmers. We bought a half a beef every year and had it cut up and put it all in the freezer. And bread? I bought wheat from the grain elevator. I bought the triple cleaned hard red variety. I bought only hard red wheat for bread and biscuits, but I bought soft white for pastry flour. Now there is hard white wheat that is just as good as hard red except your bread will look like you made it from a mixture of whole wheat and white flour. Kids will be more apt to eat whole wheat bread if it looks like more like gaggy white bread. But I made everything from whole wheat flour even cake. Now I knew whole wheat was better for you, but mainly I did it because it was cheaper. Now I must admit as far as food was concerned we lived in paradise, in Idaho. There were streams and the Snake River, which were teaming with trout. My kids went salmon fishing with the scouts and I would can what they brought home. I can make canned trout look and taste like salmon, because we didn"t like trout and we loved salmon. I have recently read a book, called, "In Defense of Food," by Mike Pallen. It is a book that has changed my life. I really do believe we are poisoning ourselves in America. It’s not your fault if you are heavy. Yes it is what you are eating, but there are not many other choices out there. I don"t mean quantity, I mean quality. I have taken the information he provided in his book and written the "History of White Flour," on my website. I do not sell his book, but I wish I did. I still would highly recommend that you read it. I’m glad that I made my family homemade bread. I did it because most people I knew were stay at home moms who baked homemade bread. I can still bake bread for less than a $1.00 a loaf. I used to make it by hand when my kids were little. You have to knead it for twenty minutes. Now that is very time consuming and very tiring on your wrist and arms. Some people still do it that way. I started out doing it that way because I didn"t have much choice. I remember that since I had to use so much flour, so it wouldn"t stick to my hands, that the loaves came out very dense. But it was edible and my family ate it without complaint. I dreamed of owning a Bosch Mixer. It was the kind that everyone owned, but it was very expensive. Then one day my husband got a bonus from his job. He handed it over to me and told me I could buy the Bosch Mixer. I was beyond happy. Now I could make perfect fluffy bread all the time. It turned out to be a little trickier than that. I thought you just had to put the ingredients in and out would come perfect bread. I soon realized it would take a lot more experience to turn out the perfect loaf of bread. I was on my own and although I had the perfect cookbook with great instructions I still struggled a bit. My family was eating a lot of bread, French toast, pizza. You name it I was making dough for it. My husband had been raised on whole wheat bread and his mother was great at making bread and so was his dad, when he had the time to make it. Living on a dairy farm left not much time left in the day to do anything but lie on the couch. Soon I was making beautiful loaves of bread. I learned that it mattered how much protein was in the wheat. Protein is gluten and the more protein the more gluten and the less flour you would need. I used honey and butter in my bread. I churned my own butter from the cream I gleaned off the top of my fresh raw milk I got from my in-laws. Actually that is not a fair statement. My kids made the butter. I put the cream in a quart jar and gave it to them to take turns shaking it. I would make them do it as they watched cartoons after school. I learned from a sweet older woman in my church that if you left the mixer going for 45 minutes you would end up with pure gluten. All you had to do was rinse it under the water and what was left was this very gluey substance. She said if you soaked this stuff in beef broth and boiled it, it was like meat. She did it all the time and put it in chili and soups. She even added beans to it and made tacos out of it. Life was good and we were living within our means. You don"t have a Bosch Mixer? You don"t have a wheat grinder? Well, you live in the age of Bread Makers, not bread mixers. You know the kind where you just put the ingredients in, turn it on and come back later to homemade bread? I have one and use it all the time, when I don"t want to go to the trouble of making that much bread. There are just the two of us now, but we still save a bundle and eat better when we grind the wheat fresh and immediately make homemade, mouth watering bread. Have you smelled your flour lately? Go take a big whiff of your white flour. What did you smell? Nothing? That is because your white flour is dead. Read the "History of White Flour," which is proof that your white flour is dead. Start today eating healthy. You deserve it and more importantly your family deserves it. About the Author: The author is Gini Johnson. She has a website, Ladybug Horizon, ..grainmillandwheatgrinder.. She has 42 years experience with grinding flour and making homemade bread. On our website we have the finest, yet affordable wheat grinders and grain mills on the market. We have electric and hand grinders. .e check out the videos and read the "History of White Flour." We also have recipes and helpful hints on how to make bread. If you want to eat healthy we can help. .e visit us. Article Published On: 相关的主题文章: