Our healthy living correspondent, Ina Denburg, is in the middle of her Winter Solstice preparations, continuing a family tradition that has been in place for nearly 25 years. Combining elements from Hanukkah, Christmas, and earth-based Solstice celebrations, Ina and her family will celebrate for three nights.
Read more: Winter Solstice Breakfast: Buckwheat Pancakes
For those of us who don’t have a lovely brick oven in the backyard, we can still make wonderful bread in our own ovens. And it’s “no-knead” so it’s easy! Many thanks to Jack Jenkins for this recipe!
Read more: No-Knead Wild Yeast Whole Wheat Bread
Jack Jenkin’s secret for wild yeast levain (pronounced le-van, like the vehicle, with the accent on the last syllable).
Read more: Stalking the Wild Yeast – Making Your Own Levain
We headed off on our Montana “drive-about” looking for heritage grains, small grains, and grain alternatives; and we found some of the nicest people raising some of the most interesting crops!
Read more: On the Road – Black Corn, Black Barley, Black Lentils, and Black Chick Peas
GoodFood World has named Bob Quinn, Kamut International, as a GoodFood Hero in recognition of his work with ancient grains, organic production, and improving the quality of the food we eat. He is now on a quest to develop a successful organic system for the northern Great Plains, working to develop a model for growing small orchards and dry land vegetables in wheat country.
Read more: GoodFood Hero: Bob Quinn, Montana Grain Farmer
Sam Lucy, grain farmer and land conservationist in the Methow Valley of north central Washington, is a one-man search and rescue team for farmland. He has spent the last 15 years seeking out and reclaiming fallow farmland and bringing it back to viable production or transitioning it into native grasses and other plants.
Read more: Search and rescue – reclaiming farmland and an ancient grain
Bluebird Grain Farms’ emmer gets two thumbs up from GoodFood World! Emmer is a sweet tasty grain that is high protein and low gluten, which makes it edible for some people who don’t tolerate commercial wheat gluten very well.
Read more: Product Profile: Emmer from Bluebird Grain Farms