Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Farm To Table Class - Bread Making & Beyond

October is quickly approaching, so that means our next Farm To Table workshop is just around the corner.  You'll definitely want to sign up for Bread Making and Beyond.

Bread Making & Beyond - a Joseph's Grainery Farm To Table workshop
Do you love baking bread or maybe you want to start?  Join the farmer and the food blogger of Joseph's Grainery as they show you how to craft artisan style loaves with whole grain flours using non-traditional methods.  You'll bake and taste loaves made using the no-knead method and see how simple bread baking can be.  You'll also get to see the Joseph's Grainery mill in action and see how whole grains make their way from the farm to your table.

Join us at the Whitman County Library in Colfax on October 16th for an afternoon of bread making and flour milling.  If you don't have all day to to bake bread, than this class is for you!

You do need to register to reserve your spot in the class.  Click here to register (**update - website/link down, call 509-279-6030**).  This class is part of Spokane Community College's ACT 2 program, and all money from the small registration fee goes to support ACT 2 programming.

Bread Making & Beyond
October 16th, 2015
12:30p to 3:30p
Whitman County Library
Colfax, Washington
Register online (**update website/link down**)or call

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley

This Beef and Barley Stew is made in the slow cooker, and can definitely make your evenings a little less hectic.   So simple to make, you literally put the ingredients in the crockpot and walk away for several hours.  With Joseph's Grainery brand Barley, you can eat some of the best barley grown on the Palouse - from our farm to your table.

Joseph's Grainery brand Barley grown on the Palouse, featured in a Beef and Barley Stew.

So simple and easy, this slow cooker recipe for Beef and Barley Stew will surely become a staple in your family's menu.  Remember, with Joseph's Grainery Unhulled Barley, you must soak it overnight prior to cooking.  With this recipe, if soaked, the barley can cook for the same amount of time as the other ingredients in the slow cooker.

Beef n Barley in the Slow Cooker
by Joseph's Grainery

  • Beef Chuck Roast
  • 1 c Joseph's Grainery Barley, soaked overnight prior to placing in slowcooker
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 c baby carrots, sliced in half
  • 8 oz red wine
  • 4 c beef broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Place all ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning, let cook on low for at least 8 hours.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

What is Soft White Wheat?

All of the Joseph's Grainery brand Soft White Wheat is grown on the gorgeous rolling hills of the Palouse Region.

Joseph's Grainery brand Soft White Wheat grown in the Palouse.
Soft White Wheat is a cereal grain, often used in baking.  There are several different types of wheat, Soft White Wheat being one of them.  Soft White Wheat, when milled is perfect for making whole grain cookies, cakes and pastries.  It can also be used to make pasta.


Joseph's Grainery Soft White Wheat is a winter wheat, meaning that it is planted in the Fall.  We'll begin planting the 2016 crop soon.  The seed will sprout out of the ground, typically within a week or so of being planted.  The crop will continue to grown and form a beautiful green blanket across the fields.  Come late November when the temperatures start to drop drastically, we start praying for a good snow cover to act as insulation against harsh freezing temperatures.  With a winter crop, this period of dormancy is essential for the plants to produce seed come Spring.

A Spring view of Joseph's Grainery brand Soft White Wheat in the Palouse hills.
Because Soft White Wheat is so well suited for baking, of course, our favorite thing to do with the grain is to grind it on our stone mill into a beautiful Soft White Whole Wheat Flour.  Joseph's Grainery brand flours all contain the entire whole grain.  We don't take (sift) anything out and we don't add anything.  You'll always get a true whole grain flour from Joseph's Grainery.


Soft White Whole Wheat Flour is one of our favorite whole grain flours to bake with.  Joseph's Grainery brand Soft White Wheat typically has a protein content of 8-9%, so cookies and cakes made with our Soft White Whole Wheat Flour turn out wonderfully delicious.


Soft White Whole Wheat Flour is the primary ingredient in Joseph's Grainery Whole Grain Cookie Mix Base.  With our cookie mix, you can make any type of cookie your heart may desire.  We have a whole list of recipes you can choose from, or adapt your favorite family recipe to use Joseph's Grainery Cookie Mix with and cut the time it takes to make cookies.


We also use Soft White Whole Wheat Flour in Joseph's Grainery Multigrain Pancake Mix, which is a terrific way to easily get whole grains into your family's diet.


If you need a quick breakfast on the go and still want to incorporate whole grains, you'll definitely want to try Joseph's Grainery Instant Multigrain Mush, which also features Soft White Wheat in it's list of whole grain ingredients.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Apple Almond Oat Morning Mush

It's almost time for school to start and we're getting ready around here by making up some great grab-n-go breakfasts, like this Apple Almond Oat Morning Mush, that the kids can eat on crazy mornings when we're running just a bit behind...or any morning, for that matter.

Apple Almond Oat Morning Mush
This recipe can be made in a bowl for immediate gratification, or set up an assembly line and make several in small canning jars.  They can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.  Just add hot water, let it sit a few minutes and you've got a delicious hot cereal.

Apple Almond Oat Morning Mush
By Joseph's Grainery

Print this recipe

  • Chop up a 1/2 cup of apple and lightly splash with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  • Place the ingredients in a bowl or a canning jar.
  • If eating right away, just add boiling water and let sit for about 5 minutes and then stir before enjoying.
  • Or you can make several canning jars up and have an on-the-go breakfast on hand. If you do this simply layer the ingredients in the jar, place a lid on it and store in the fridge. When it's time to enjoy, take out of the fridge, add boiling water to suit, stir and replace the lid. Let sit for 5 minutes and then stir again before enjoying.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Multigrain Onion Rings

Multi-what?  Yes, multigrain onion rings.  Did you know you could make onion rings using Joseph's Grainery Pancake Mix as the batter?

Our whole family pitches in around Joseph's Grainery whenever the opportunity arises, so when when Eric made onion rings using our Multigrain Pancake Mix, we were all excited to taste test for him.  We definitely weren't disappointed.  The multigrain onion rings were amazing!

Multigrain Onion Rings
by Joseph's Grainery

Print This Recipe

  • In a deep fryer or a medium saucepan pour in 1-2 inches of oil (we used olive oil) and heat on medium high.
  • In a bowl, mix the pancake mix, eggs and milk until combined. Let the pancake mix sit for 5 minutes.
  • Slice 2-3 large onions into rings and separate the layers of the onion, so the layers for individual rings.
  • Dip each ring into the batter to coat it.
  • Place the battered onion into the oil and let it cook until it turns a golden brown. Remove and let cool, serve while still warm.



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