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About TheHippyGardener

I am a stay-at-home mom (and step-mom) and I love to experiment with traditional cooking and living. Even though I (and my blog) am called TheHippyGardener ~ lately I’ve been focusing more on traditional food cooking and learning all the techniques that are involved, as we haven’t had the space or resources to do a lot of gardening. I have noticed huge improvements in my family’s health since cutting out all processed foods and controlling the ingredients that go into everything we eat. Plus it’s super fun to learn the “old ways”. I’m really excited to be a part of the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge and look forward to all the new recipes my family will get to enjoy.

View my blog: TheHippyGardener I absolutely loved doing the WonderMill Grain Mill Challenge. This came at a time when we were just learning about stocking up a long-term food pantry and buying bulk wheat berries ties right in with that. I've barely made a dint in our store of wheat so far and have made so many wonderful things so far. I look forward to all the recipes I will make in the future as well. My sourdough starters have never been this active before using fresh milled flour. My sweetie swears those were the best pancakes he's ever had!! Thanks to WonderMill for allowing me to take part in this challenge!

Whole Wheat Sourdough Pancakes

(This recipe comes from the GNOWFGLINS eCourse that I am taking.  Used here with permission by Wardeh.) Oh-So-Fluffy Skillet Pancakes                       Ingredients: 2 cups sourdough starter 4 tablespoons butter, coconut … Continue reading

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Sourdough Starter

    Making a sourdough starter is super easy.  In my experience though, if my kitchen is very cold as in the dead of winter it doesn’t do as well. Simply combine 1/3 cup warm/room pure water and 1/3 (ish) … Continue reading

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Sourdough English Muffins

This recipe comes from an eCourse that I took over at GNOWFGLINS.  It had never occurred to me that English Muffins could even be made at home.  This was a pleasant surprise and they were quite delightful!  Here is the link to … Continue reading

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Fried Chicken Bites

  This one was super easy, but turned out to be the BEST chicken bites I’ve ever had.  We went a little plain jane with them, but add any seasonings that suite your fancy. Ingredients Freshly ground flourchicken breasts (cut … Continue reading

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Country Fried Cubed Steaks

Recipe: (all measurements are approximate) 1 cup freshly milled flour 1 tsp steak seasoning 1 tsp Celtic sea salt 1/3 tsp onion powder 2 eggs, wisked Bacon grease, for cooking in In a bowl combine all dry ingredients.  In a … Continue reading

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