Author Archives: Lana Watkins

About Lana Watkins

I was born and raised in Serbia and most of our food came from the local sources. I enjoyed fresh milk, produce picked the same day when it was sold, and grains processed in stone mills operated by the energy of small water streams. My three daughters are as enamored with good good as I am . One of these days I will have my own small chicken coop in the back yard, which would make me immensely happy. Until then, I'll keep planting vegetables and herbs wherever I live.

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Grain Mill Wagon Experience: I reluctantly admit that I am a techno-peasant and I was pretty intimidated when I unpacked my brand new WonderMill. But I read the instructions once and never again looked at them. It is simple and easy to use and maintain, and whatever grain you grind will come out fast and with no fuss. I pride myself on being creative, but this mill has opened new horizons for me and I cannot wait to explore all the roads it will lead me to.

Kids’ Play: Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Bread

Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Bread from bibberche.com

  My children do not like banana bread. Here, I admitted it with a heavy heart. As it is not possible to bake a single piece, I have to go without and hope that one day soon they will realize … Continue reading

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Rustic Whole Wheat and Buckwheat Bread

Whole Wheat and Buckwheat Bread from bibberche.com

My mother and I were the only ones in the household who thoroughly enjoyed different varieties of bread. We bought regular, European oven-roasted, crusty loaves every day. They were what every other family in town ate, tasty, crunchy, and at … Continue reading

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Quick Bread with Rice Flour

Quick Bread with Rice Flour from bibberche.com

When I was growing up in Serbia, guests often stopped by unannounced and Mother had dozens of recipes for easy, quick pastries and breads to serve with cold beer or wine. As the time went by, she experimented with various … Continue reading

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Buckwheat Rolls

Ever since I received my new kitchen toy from Grain Mill Wagon, I have been preoccupied with thoughts of grinding. My eyes search different grains every time I enter a grocery store and I have accumulated quite a selection of … Continue reading

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Buckwheat Cookies with Cranberries and Nuts

When I was a child growing up in Serbia, I was not really concerned about the origins of my food, but when I moved to the U.S. and started preparing food for my family, I had to spend some time … Continue reading

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