Author Archives: Turning the Clock Back

About Turning the Clock Back

I have a chaotic life that includes work, husband, 2 kids, and more pets than I care to admit. I am passionate about the environment and spend way too much money on organic milk and local, grass fed beef. (Of course, I have a horrible Cheeto addiction and get quite agitated when there is no more diet Coke in the house, too!) I am trying to step back and simplify my life in the hopes of improving myself and the world around me. I enjoy teaching my children how to grow their own food in the garden and cook from scratch. I am hoping they remember enough so that they won't live on Ramen noodles when they leave home!

Checkout my Blogs: Turning the Clock Back , and Suburbia Unwrapped

Grain Mill Wagon Challenge Experience:
I was thrilled to be a part of the Grain Mill Challenge because I have been wanting to experiment more with different kinds of flours in my recipes. While you can buy some exotic preground flours, they tend to be a little bit pricey compared to the whole grains themselves for some reason. This was an amazingly easy grinder to use and the one thing that truly amazed me was how fresh and nutty the flours were right after grinding. Traditional white flour that you buy at the grocery store doesn't really have much of an aroma but the grains I ground from scratch smelled incredible! It was easy to substitute a portion of the flour in my recipes for whole grain flour with very little change in final taste. Many thanks to Wondermill for including me on this challenge and I look forward to freshly ground grains for many years to come!

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Kaiserchmarn

Apple Cinnamon Kaiserchmarn

I bet you are wondering what in the world a Kaiserchmarn is, aren’t you?  Many years ago I worked with a girl from Germany who was just as big a foodie as I was and we got to talking about … Continue reading

Posted in Grain Mill Challenge | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Buckwheat Molasses Cookies

Buckwheat Molasses Cookies

Buckwheat used to be grown quite a bit as a food crop in the Northeast during the 18th and 19th centuries.  It grows really well in soil that is low in nutrients and needs very little water.  It is actually … Continue reading

Posted in Grain Mill Challenge | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

wondermill whole wheat quick bread

I have a confession to make.  I am not very good at making yeast breads!  I have tried for years and I think I just don’t have the patience to knead the dough properly.  However, quick breads I can whip … Continue reading

Posted in Grain Mill Challenge | Tagged , | 12 Comments

Buttermilk Oat Flour Biscuits

oatmeal biscuits

Oatmeal is a great grain to learn to use in cooking.  It is almost completely gluten free and has been shown to help lower cholesterol.  Making your own homemade oat flour biscuits is easy and these are a great addition … Continue reading

Posted in Grain Mill Challenge | Tagged , | 19 Comments

Apple Quinoa Pancakes

Quinoa seems to be an up and coming grain to incorporate into our healthy lifestyles.  Technically it isn’t really a ‘grain’ since it is not a member of the grass family but is more closely related to beets and spinach.  … Continue reading

Posted in Grain Mill Challenge | Tagged , | 9 Comments