Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lentil Harvest

Sorry that we missed the National Lentil Festival, but we were a little pre-occupied...

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Basics of Bread Making - A Workshop

We're pretty excited to announce the first class in our new series of From Our Farm To Your Table classes - The Basics of Bread Making.  We're teaming up with Spokane Community College's ACT 2 program and the Whitman County Library to offer a quarterly farm to table class in Colfax.

So many of you have expressed interest in touring the Grainery, visiting our fields during harvest or even just had lots of great questions regarding cooking and baking with whole grains and legumes, that we figured this could be a great way to make a few of those wishes come true.

As mentioned, our first class will be The Basics of Bread Making.  Here's the course description to give you an idea of what the class will be about:

     Have you ever driven through the wheat fields of the Palouse and wondered, "Who eats all that wheat?"  Join the farmer and the food blogger behind Joseph's Grainery for a tour of their mill and a bread making class.  Whether you a novice baker or an expert bread maker, enjoy the experience of taking your loaves from farm to table.

The plan is to demonstrate and sample a couple of different bread recipes.  We'll take a tour of Joseph's Grainery and send you home with a sample of flour and recipes to make your own loaves.  So plan to join us this Fall on Monday, October 13th from 9 AM to 1 PM.  Click here to register and reserve your space, as spaces are limited.  We hope you'll join us!

If you can't make it to this workshop, don't worry, we have plans for future classes and different topics and tours.  Have an idea for a workshop you'd want us to host - shoot us an e-mail.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Pineapple Zucchini Cupcakes

What could make a Pineapple Zucchini Cupcake even better (and better for you)?  Whole Wheat Flour added to the recipe makes these cupcakes at least halfway healthy.   With the bounty of the gardens ramping up, it's time to get those zucchini recipes honed in and ready to go, because you know, even if you don't have a garden of your own - a zuke or two will end up on your doorstep.   So here's a tasty way to use up some of that zucchini.

Pineapple Zucchini Cupcakes

Adapted from recipe by Gina's Skinny Recipes

3/4 c all-purpose flour
1 c sugar
1/2 c flaked coconut
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch ginger
2 Tbs coconut oil
2 whole large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 c grated zucchini, unpeeled, squeezed well of all moisture
20 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice, drained well

For the Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese
1 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:  Preheat your oven to 350°.  In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, coconut, baking soda, salt, and spices; stir well.

In a medium bowl, combine oil, eggs, and vanilla; stir well. Add grated zucchini and pineapple; mix well. Fold wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.

Spoon batter into cupcake tin. Bake at 350° for about 23 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

To prepare frosting, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread frosting over the cupcakes once they are cooled.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Wheat Harvest On The Palouse

Have you ever wondered how we harvest the Joseph's Grainery grains and legumes that you enjoy?  Take a trip out into the fields and see our crew at work cutting the 2014 crop of soft white wheat in a field that over looks the Palouse River.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Guess What Time It Is?

It's harvest time here on the Palouse and we're excited to be in the fields bringing in this year's crop.  Here you see Darrell operating our hillside combine in a field of barley.

A tractor with a grain buggy attached heads out to get a load from the combine.

For the next few weeks we'll be out in the fields bringing in the 2014 Joseph's Grainery harvest, so you can enjoy our whole grain and legume products!

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