Author Archives: On The Home Front

About On The Home Front

"Four days a week I post and host the blog "On The Home Front". Topics covered are living frugally, gardening, pantry management, and recipes. I live in Vermont and during my 30 years of gardening I have completed both the Master Gardener and the Master Composter programs offered through the state extension bureaus. I am interested in providing delicious, nutritious, chemical-free food for my family. This includes grinding my own wheat berries to make my flour. I have used a WonderMill grain mill for over 17 years. I also garden organically, and what food we don't immediately consume I preserve to be enjoyed later. I love walking into my pantry and seeing the shelves filled with the garden's bounty! I also enjoy hearing great ideas  and receiving feedback from my readers at http://homefront.prudentliving.com.

I am also  a contributing editor for the online magazine "Prudent Living Magazine", this is a free online publication that comes out four times a year and helps readers to live a prudent more sustainable life. If you are interested in ways to save money that are practical and make sense check it out at PrudentLivingMagazine.com.

Grain Mill Wagon Challenge Experience: Participating in the WonderMill Grain Mill Challenge was a highlight of my fall. I have been using a WonderMill for awhile and love it. Participating in the challenge gave me the opportunity to try some new recipes in addition to my well loved recipes. A good friend shared a recipe using wild rice flour and for the first time I used my grain mill to grind some wild rice! The pancakes I made were delicious and very hearty! I look forward to using my grain mill in the future to try making other types of flour and of course I will continue to make my favorite whole wheat bread using freshly ground flour! If there is every another opportunity to partake in such a challenge I hope I have the opportunity to apply.

Recipe Box: Whole Wheat Bread

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Several months ago I took a class at King Arthur’s called Cooking With Whole Grains. It was a wonderful class full of valuable information and I came home with this recipe! I’ve tried various whole-wheat recipes before but this is … Continue reading

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Recipe Box: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Scones

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This is the fourth recipe I’ve shared with the Grain Mill Challenge. If you haven’t made scones you should really give it a try. They are easy and the final result is so tasty! This is a favorite recipe of … Continue reading

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Recipe Box: Wild Rice Pancakes

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This is the third recipe I’ve shared with the Grain Mill Challenge. Using a WonderMill grain mill you don’t have to limit yourself to grinding wheat berries. The WonderMill is also great for making gluten-free flours such as brown rice, … Continue reading

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Recipe Box: Double Decadent Brownies

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The hardest part of the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge has been deciding which recipes I will share. Since we’ve been using our own milled grains for quite some time I have an abundance of recipes using whole wheat. This is … Continue reading

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Recipe Box: Judy’s Famous Cookies

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In September I was so excited to be accepted to take part in the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge. What an honor! My challenge was to make 5 recipes using grain milled flour from my new WonderMill Grain Mill. For each … Continue reading

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