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Plum Cobbler

Plum Cobbler

Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients:  8 cups of sliced plums 1 1/2  cup of granulated sugar 4 tablespoons instant tapioca 1 teaspoon fresh ground ginger 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice Biscuit topping:  1 cup Einka flour 1 cup Pasayten hard white flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup… Continued

August 2016 Farmer Notes

August 2016 Farmer Notes

Sam inspects Einka sun-curing in our Big Valley Field The heat is on… again. After a hot spring and a much cooler and moister July than usual, August has finally shed the last (hopefully) of the thunderstorms, heavy rain, and hail and has come off cooking the way we think of August.  Each day this week… Continued

Customer Profile: Avery Ruzicka of Manresa Bread

Customer Profile: Avery Ruzicka of Manresa Bread

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer Like many a good foodie, Avery Ruzicka fell in love with food in France. “I come from a family that enjoyed cooking and respected food,” the North Carolina native explains,” but when I lived abroad I learned how much amazing food there is in the world. In France I… Continued

Farro Zucchini Fritters With Lemon Cilantro Sauce

Farro Zucchini Fritters With Lemon Cilantro Sauce

Recipe by: Brooke Lucy for Bluebird Grain Farms Serves 4-6 (yields 12 2” diameter fritters) Ingredients: 3 cups grated zucchini (about 2 medium) 3/4 cup Bluebird’s Farro Porridge – dry (yields 1 1/2 cups of cooked porridge) 1 large egg 1/4 cup Bluebird’s Emmer Flour 1/2 cup vegetable oil Ground Pepper Sea Salt Method: On stovetop bring to… Continued

July 2016 Farmer Notes

July 2016 Farmer Notes

Sitting here in the kitchen on a Sunday: Mid-day, mid month, rain falling, a cool breeze thru the screened windows, 65 degrees. This sums up how different this July has been for us here in the Methow; certainly in comparison to the past two years.  There are lightening flashes and thunder;  I’m hoping the moisture… Continued

July 2016 News and Announcements

July 2016 News and Announcements

Ancient grain promotion this week via our online store!  When it’s hot out, there’s no better way to enjoy whole grain farro than by combining it with seasonal vegetables and serving at room temperature with a delightful dressing. A perfect dinner or side-dish, and it doesn’t heat up the kitchen!  To celebrate, we’re running a 15%… Continued

Artichoke Heart, Kale & Farro Salad

Artichoke Heart, Kale & Farro Salad

Recipe yields 6 to 8 servings Ingredients: Salad  2 cups whole grain Emmer or Einka  farro, dry 4 bunches of  kale (approximately 16-18 stems), stems removed, coarsely chopped.  I like to combine Curly Kale and Tuscan Kale. 1 large shallot 1 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, rinsed, quartered & drained ( marinated artichokes work well… Continued

June Farmer Notes

June Farmer Notes

The long June light brings the world alive and each morning as I sit and sip on the porch, I try and decide which birds are the noisiest that particular morning because it does vary. One day I’m sure it must be the swallows; the next day house wrens. The quail start early along the… Continued

Customer Profile: Cereal Box Bakery

Customer Profile: Cereal Box Bakery

Are you looking for a place to buy a loaf of Einka bread? Or Emmer shortbread cookies? If so, you need to check out Cereal Box Bakery, a new micro-bakery in Seattle.  Started by Rob Salvino, Cereal Box features many of our flours in its bread and baked goods. Rob has a long history with Bluebird… Continued

Emmer Farro Salad with Fresh Garden Vegetables

Emmer Farro Salad with Fresh Garden Vegetables

Compliments of Bluebird Grain Farm Kitchen Recipes Yields 6 Servings Ingredients: 3 Cup Water 1 Cup whole grain Emmer Farro ½ Cup Olive Oil to taste ¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar to taste ½ Cup Chopped Red Onion ½ Cup Chopped Celery or Fennel ½ Cup Chopped Carrot ½ Cup Peeled & Seeded Cucumber ½ CupTomatoes,… Continued

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