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Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Nearly two years ago, my then, 22 year old son bought his first house.... a little cabin nestled in the mountain on 8 acres.  

The little cabin had been home to an elderly gentlemen.  And after his passing, the family put the property on the market- as is.  Yes, it was a mess and in need of a ton of work! 

Not only did he get the house that was in disrepair, but he also "inherited" a treasure trove of the old gentleman's "stuff."   

 But you know what they say.........

One man's trash is another man's treasure.....

My son gets my love for vintage junk.  So for Christmas this past year, he gave me one of the treasures taking up space in his shed....

This sweet little porcelain table is now mine!  

The feet of the table were rusted from sitting in the shed.  But my tricky hubby who can fix anything, fixed them up like new!

 I scrubbed up the table, but chose not to paint it, and leave it as is.  I chose to use put this table in my "butler's pantry"  for all my grain and bread supplies.  It worked out perfectly.

So of course, I have to include a recipe for some tasty bread. This is a recipe I have been using as everyday bread.  It's a recipe inspired from recipes and helpful tips from experienced bread bakers at some of my favorite places on the web....

Tammy's Kitchen
Home Joys
and Grain Miller

I mix my bread in a bread machine (Zojirushi) and bake it in the oven.  

Place ingredients in the bread pan in the order recommended by your bread machine.

Whole Wheat Bread 
(This recipe can be made into 1 LARGE loaf or 2 smaller loaves)

Gotta love a fresh from
 the hen house green egg!
1 1/4 c. water
2 1/4 T. oil
2 1/2 T. honey
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
2  1/2 tsp quick rise yeast
2 cups of wheat berries ground
 (equals approx 3 c. of wheat flour)
1 c. unbleached white bread flour
1 tsp of dough conditioner

Place dough in bread pan and allow to rise (about 30-45 min.)  Bake at 350. for 25-30 minutes.

This is an excellent tutorial with tips on baking bread.  If you are new to bread baking, I recommend watching this before beginning. 

You can find all of Donna's videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/thewheatguy.


1 comment:

  1. Lovely! Gotta love a new bread recipe! What fun for your son. My 22 year old just moved out last weekend...bittersweet...so proud, but miss the daily connection!




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