Milling flour hasn’t changed much in 150 years. Clean the wheat, grind it and sift it (if you want “white” flour). Some good folks here in Kansas have built a replica of an 1880s flour mill — from oak and cottonwood trees on the building site — and filled it with vintage equipment that they’ve carefully restored.
One farm is able to combine cost savings, with energy sustainability by using a Savonius rotor.
A great opportunity to use a new hand-driven sorghum mill and cook down a small batch of sorghum for the crowd at the Lawrence Kansas MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in October!
King Arthur Flour has added a new category to its line of premium baking products available in supermarkets nationwide: flax.
How we milled lumber, made a gate and installed the gate during a break in the weather.
The great doughnut experiment begins.
If you want a superior doughnut (or any product), start with the best.
If you often find yourself in need of lumber for various homestead projects, consider a small, portable sawmill to cut your own lumber. Portable milling equipment makes it possible for you to create dimensioned lumber for all kinds of DIY projects. The videos below show the versatility of portable sawmills in action. You will also discover tips to assist with assembly.
How we expect the unexpected and turn blow down trees into lumber.
Quick! Boil some water! We need bagels, and we need them now. In this post, we are going to make bagels, perhaps one of the weirder breads you can make. It's not hard, it's fun even, but different.
Donna Pellegrin shares her mother's stories of growing up on a fertile, bountiful farm during the Great Depression, and of the homesteading skills that kept them well fed.
Here's your opportunity to win a dough whisk from King Arthur Flour. This odd-looking contraption does a fantastic job of mixing together all kinds of dough.
Our winner of the KAF dough whisk is Dea Keen, and here is her pizza dough recipe.
Have you ever had leftover bread, but you don't want to throw it away or give it to the birds? Here's what you do: Panzanella. This Italian salad will throw your taste buds for a loop, and it all starts with leftover, stale bread.
This is part 1 of my adventures in KAF Land, or King Arthur Flour, Norwich, Vt. If you want to go to baker heaven, this is the place to be. They have everything once could imagine for baking, and then some.
A bike-powered grain mill is a more efficient and incredibly fun way to grind your own whole-grain flours and meals. Check out our video of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff using a GrainMaker mill to grind 'Floriani' grain corn into a nutritious cornmeal.
This is part two of my visit to King Arthur Flour, the concluding blog of the four-day event.
Bleached, colored, preserved and flavored, white bread is practically devoid of nutrition.
A review of Elana Amsterdam's Gluten-Free Cupcakes.
This is a beginner's guide to getting started with sourdough bread making. With directions on how to make your own starter, or where to order some, this will get you on your way towards making some delicious breads, biscuits, pancakes or waffles.
If you just happen to need white dinner rolls for a crowd at Thanksgiving, here's the recipe. Also, check out some really cool contests and special offers from King Arthur Flour.