Thursday, October 28, 2010

All Things Pumpkin!

October comes and if you're like me at all, your mind is swimming in fall hues of gold & orange, leaves falling, baskets of mums, & PUMPKINS!!

It's been hard to think Autumn really here in Houston. We got a glimpse of it in early October, then the heat returned and it seemed like maybe we should be working on our tans again. But this morning, our friendly weather girl promises temps in the 40's tonight so today I'm making Pumpkin Bread and I can't wait for it to come out of the oven!

Let me know what you think of this one--I LOVE IT!! It's loaded with good stuff like flax, oats & whole grain goodness! It's not super sweet, so if you like a sweeter loaf, just add a little sweetener of your choice. And it's denser than normal pumpkin bread--great toasted for breakfast! Enjoy!!

Pumpkin Bread

15 oz. can pumpkin
2 medium ripe bananas
2 eggs
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or Prairie Gold
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup ground flax meal
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream together the pumpkin, bananas, vanilla & eggs with mixer (or in a food processor). Mix dry ingredients, then add to pumpkin mixture.

Spray two standard loaf pans with cooking spray. Transfer batter to pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted at center comes out clean. Cool before slicing.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bread Class this Saturday!

This Saturday, October 30, we will come together and busy our hands with the task of learning how to make whole grain BREAD!!

So for those of you who are new to this fun task as well as those of you who've been doing it for awhile now and just need to do a little refining, come on over! We will cover the basics from milling to kneading and learning a fancy but easy little trick or two. Might even have a taste or two--YUMM!!

Please drop me an email if you'd like to reserve a spot. The cost is $10/person and we will meet from 11-1 pm.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

October Order

If you're not on my contact list and didn't receive my email, just wanted you to know that I will be placing another order later this week. Please drop me an email if you would like a price list.


#1 - $1 off per 50/45# if order placed by the end of the day Sunday Oct. 24
#2 - $2 more off if you order 10 50# bags/45# pails
#3 - $3 more off if you order 15 50#/45# pails

ALSO, my supplier, L'Equip, is offering great holiday pricing on Bosch Kitchen Machines, the Nutrimill, L'Equip Stick Blender and B/R/K pressure cookers. many of these prices will go back up January 1!