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December 2016 Farmer Notes

The gray and withered countryside of November has given way to a brittle and whitened landscape in these Rendezvous foothills, with sharp, cold Cascade peaks beyond. Perfect for the Winter Solstice here, just 30 miles south of ‘ole Canada… And as the snows begin, we are heartened by the fact that sleigh-bells, indeed, will ring!… Continued

A Century of Bread from Sandholt Bakery

by Bluebird Grain Farms writer Ashley Lodato If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Reykjavík, Iceland, Sandholt Bakery is the answer. It might seem like a long way to travel for a crusty sourdough loaf or a flaky Danish, but add in the bakery’s nearly 100-year history and you’ve got an educational opportunity on… Continued

Emmer Pear Pound Cake

Recipe by: Michelle Pearson for Bluebird Grain Farms Yield: 1 cake Ingredients: 3 cups plus 2 Tablespoons of Bluebird Grain Farms Emmer flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cups sugar 5 ripe pears, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices 1 cup butter, softened… Continued