Author Archives: Back to the Source

About Back to the Source

Elsie is the author of Back to the Source, a food blog that focuses on frugal, nutrient-rich culinary creations.  She loves learning about real food with her husband and discussing it over glasses of creamy raw milk.  Her ideal meal would probably begin with a loaded salad, lightly dressed, end with creme brulee, and have plenty of [coconut oil] fried shrimp in the middle.  Elsie also teaches junior high and dreams of one day owning a pet pig.

Grain Mill Wagon Experience: This was an amazing experience! The WonderMill is a beautiful machine--intuitive to use, simple to clean--and produces great flour. I will treasure this for years to come, and I'm excited that my kids will grow up eating healthy, freshly-ground whole grains. I'm no longer in the market for a grain mill! I've found my match, and now I have a brand to recommend to friends (and a database here of delicious recipes!).

Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancakes

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Pancakes are a regular meal around our house, although usually not for breakfast. You see, we like to linger over our pancakes, and enjoy them with coffee and bacon or eggs. This isn’t the type of meal you can rustle … Continue reading

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Oat and Blueberry Muffins

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Muffins are one of my favourite things to come out of the oven. I love their potential for customization– you can bake summer and autumn into pumpkin black raspberry muffins, create the perfect tea time treat with lemon blueberry muffins, … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Some people–a very few, I think–love oatmeal raisin cookies.  I am part of the vast majority of society who bite into such a cookie and taste disappointment when we don’t taste chocolate.  I’m sure it’s happened to you before.  You … Continue reading

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Farmhouse Muffins

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These farmhouse “muffins” were inspired by a recipe that my husband described to me from his childhood. Basically, farmhouse muffins are biscuit-lined muffin cups stuffed with whatever savory filling you fancy. Can you see the possibilities here? You could pack … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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Cake or pie?  That was the “question of the day” that my high school students had to answer at the end of their Spanish test.  In general, I’m a pie girl myself.  Oh, but some cakes…some cakes eliminate all competition with a … Continue reading

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