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Einkorn Sushi Bowl

Einkorn Sushi Bowl

Copyright Bluebird Grain Farms LLC. Serves 4, Preparation Time: 45 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Bluebird Einka Berries (Bluebird’s signature name for  Organic Einkorn Wheat Berries) ¼ Cup dry Arame (seaweed) soaked in cold water for 15 minutes ½ Cup roasted unsalted almonds 1.5 Tablespoons chopped shallot or onion 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar 2 Teaspoons maple… Continued

September Farmer Notes

September Farmer Notes

Sandhill cranes sanctified the autumn equinox, making their punctual southbound journey way up in our September sky just a couple days before the “official” calendar date. Each September, I anticipate their lofty chatter. Sure enough this year we heard them, and then looked way up to see 100’s scarcely below the puffy afternoon clouds: at… Continued

Jeff McNeal's Whole Wheat Bread

Jeff McNeal’s Whole Wheat Bread

Ingredients: 1-1/2cups water, 110 degrees Fahrenheit 1-1/2 teaspoons yeast 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 2 Tbs honey 1 Tablespoon gluten 3-1/2 to 3-3/4 cup 100 percent organic Methow Hard Red Wheat Flour 1-1/2 teaspoons table salt 2 Tablespoons of melted butter Method: Bloom yeast in water with sugar mixed in. Place dry ingredients in mixer… Continued

August Farmer Notes

August Farmer Notes

We all know much can change from month to month. Here in the Methow following as nice of a June/July as I can recall, August arrived with our first wildfires of the year. The good news: fires held off until August this year! The bad: the West is stuck in this seemingly endless annual fire… Continued

A Baking Life: Customer Judy Prichard

A Baking Life: Customer Judy Prichard

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer Some 1960s-era newlyweds took up golf together or joined bridge circles, but for Gail and Judy Prichard the mutual hobby was baking bread. “When Gail and I got married we just started baking bread,” says Judy. “We were baking long before we had kids.” Judy explains that… Continued

Judy Prichard's Whole Wheat Bread

Judy Prichard’s Whole Wheat Bread

  Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Bread Cookbook, 1963 Yields 2 loaves Ingredients 1 Packaged (1 tbsp.) dry yeast 1/4 Cup Water 2 1/2 Cups Hot Water 1/2 Cup Honey 3 Teaspoons Salt 1/4 Cup Butter *Whole Wheat Bread Flour (Bluebird’s Methow Hard Red Wheat or Pasayten Hard White Wheat Flour) *Sunflower, Pumpkin, Sesame, and… Continued

July Farmer Notes

July Farmer Notes

Fledgling bluebirds, flycatchers, hummingbirds and yes, wrens! One morning about 3 weeks ago I stepped onto the “coffee” porch for the early hour and suddenly, all was quiet. After a month or more of ‘wreny’ chatter, it had ceased. That fast.  Soon I spied a few chicks taking short flights, and they were gone from… Continued

July 2018 News and Announcments

July 2018 News and Announcments

Here is a shout out to our summer intern Axel Otteson from Seattle Washington, 17 years old.  Axel worked with Bluebird for two weeks doing everything from labeling bags, mowing fields to firing up the combine in preparation of harvest. Our neighbors, Jill and Harold Sheely graciously offered to host Axel in their home which… Continued

June 2018 Farmer Notes

June 2018 Farmer Notes

The common house wren – easily confused with the winter wren: Tenacious, noisy, spider-man like the way it clings sideways to siding, posts, tree limbs…alas, does not just like houses. For two years now one particular mother has nested up above the exterior lights in our John Deere’s cab. To be exact, directly on top… Continued

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