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Fall officially ended on Lazy Lady Lane, Sunday. Winter commenced with a ‘flurry,’ nonstop until late Monday! God gave us a gorgeous white blanket, complete with stunning sunrises & sunsets. His mercies break forth new every morning.

 

SOAK ~ SPROUT ~ SOURDOUGH, WHOLE GRAINS the WHOLY LIVING WAY, was a smashing success. Linda & Debbie fed us with so much information and food for thought, we’ll be pondering and experimenting for many weeks to come. Many of our attendees are using their sourdough sample, experimenting at home on their families! If you missed it, but want the info, you have 3 options:

1.     The 115 page notebook is available for $30, a colorful book chockfull of information, step by step instructions, recipes … in many ways, a whole grain nutrition guidebook.

2.     Watch, just like you were in the audience to experience Linda Cox’s three workshop Power Points:

     o   Whole Grain Nutrition

     o   Soaking & Sprouting Grains

     o   Sourdough and Fermenting

Karen Ross recorded, edited, and compiled these three workshops on disks back in 2011. The information is still pertinent and applicable today. Plug them into your computer & start taking notes. Linda is a self taught expert on these subjects, so full of information & years of experience with her own whole grain business. You will learn so much! This would also be a great home ec program for budding bakers! Purchase the workshops individually for $15 each or purchase one disk with all three workshops for just $35.

3.     Purchase both the SSS Event notebook + the Three Workshop disk as a set for just $55!

 

Debbie & I are pondering a spring event during the March timeframe, focusing on ANCIENT GRAINS, a healthier choice. Plan on the annual event in March from here on out. September/October is too busy for us all!

 

RESTOCKING the STORE

Amazingly, all our pallets shipped out on schedule, so Co-op pickups begin around the 9th or 10th. If you placed a fall order, I’ll email a schedule. If you didn’t place an order, please wait until the following week to come & shop. Note, on Saturday, the 17th, please come between 4 and 7. I have a memorial service in Anchorage earlier in the day. Most of our prices remained constant from the spring order, a few went up & some down. Here are some changes to the fall order form:

·       Soft White Pastry Wheat Berries, 50# is now $58

·       Vanilla Extract 8 oz is $24 & the powder is $30. Sorry, I neglected to confirm those prices before publishing our price list.

·       If allergies are an issue, check out our new Organic GF, Vegan Dark Chocolate Chips, an Allergen Free variety, $36 for 5#s. Free of: milk, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, fish, eggs. Just a couple ingredients make up these fabulous chocolates (Organic cane sugar, organic cocoa liquor, organic cocoa butter) Made in Peru.

 

WINTER EQUIPMENT SALE! (might have a Thanksgiving Sale as well ~ watch for an additional November email)

* BOSCH UNIVERSAL PLUS $399 includes your choice of an Ice Cream Maker, Large Slicer, or Baker’s
Package.

* NUTRIMILL HARVEST pick your coordinating color $279, down from $299, Add Sue Becker’s Bread
Book for just $10, a $25 value.

* FILTER PRO DEHYDRATOR just $125 down from $170. Purchase the entire SOAKING & DEHYDRATING
PACKAGE for just $209.

* SIZZLE POTS, all colors & sizes in stock. Choose 4L, 6L, 8L or 10L in orange, lime green or black. Purchase one & get a second for half price.

* We gladly offer equipment payment plans. Divide your equipment purchase into 3 or 4 payments with either post dated checks or credit card info. Take it home with you!

 

CLASSES ~ $10 for Bread Class, $15 for the Cooking Classes

ü  Saturday, November 3rd, 10 AM WHOLE GRAINS 101, Getting Started with Bread, Pizza & Cinnamon Rolls. Bring a friend, get inspired to nourish yourself & your family for pennies!

ü  Tuesday, November 20th, 6 PM, THANKSGIVING with the LOEWS ~ Thanksgiving is one of the most favorite meals of the year! I’ll feature our family’s favorite dishes. Turkey in a Bag, Seedy Rolls, Seafoam Salad, Sizzle Pot Veggies, Sweet Potato Pudding, Cranberry Cake, Cream Cheese Pecan Pie. Attendees are welcome to bring their family’s favorite dish as long as you share your recipe!  

ü  Saturday, December 1st, 10 AM, HOLIDAY BREAD CLASS ~ This one was a hit last year, so let’s do it again!

ü  Tuesday, December 4th, 6 PM, DIY (Do It Yourself) Christmas Gifts in a Jar! Lots of fun ideas ~ hot & cold cereals, soup mixes, cookies, hot beverages. Everyone loves homemade. Come & make some gifts tonight!

GRAIN IN PAILS

Wheat Montana Farms no longer ‘pails’ grains for reselling. However, we carry several pail sizes, all food grade, ready for long term or short term storage. For long term, place a bay leaf or two on your grain before securing the lid. With Alaska’s cold, dry climate, grains store indefinitely, extremely well. Angela Briggs up in Big Lake is leaving Alaska & would love to sell her remaining 16 pails of Prairie Gold. She is asking $20 each, a screaming deal, 892-0010.  

 

RECIPES of the MONTH

My Aunt Polly introduced us to my favorite ‘Jello’ Salad. It appears at most Christmas & Thanksgiving spreads! Here is a bit healthier version, using our own Beef Gelatin, so economical & much better than the food dye, sugar laden grocery store alternative:

Aunt Polly’s Pear Jello Salad

1. Drain juice from 1 large can pears into a sauce pan. Heat with:

                   2 T Beef Gelatin              3 T sugar

2. Process in blender:       Pears                            1/2 C Cottage Cheese

                                      1/2 C mayo                     1 C frozen berries

3. Add dissolved gelatin mixture to pear mixture & blend.

4. Pour into mold & refrigerate until set.

 CRANBERRY SAUCE CAKE, very festive, easy & delicious!
 
In Bosch Food Processor combine:
    1 C evaporated cane juice sugar
    1 C mayo
    1 can cranberry sauce
    1/3 C orange juice
    1 T orange peel
ADD:
    3 C freshly milled flour (spelt & soft white pastry)
    1 t soda
    1 t salt
    1 t orange extract


Blend until smooth. Pour into a Bundt pan or tube pan. Bake at 350 until done, according to
pan size. Tube pan takes 60 minutes Bundt pans about 45. Small bundt about 25 minutes.
 
Drizzle icing if desired with 1 C confectioner’s sugar (evaporated cane juice sugar processed
in the blender) and 1 -2 T of orange juice.

Last but probably, most important, VOTE ~ this is one of the most important elections of our lifetime! Please let your voice be heard.

My hubby introduced me to a wonderful website: http://rsbnetwork.com/ These young people have attended every one of President Trump’s rallies, filming & broadcasting his speeches in their entirety since he began his campaign for the presidency. It might take some effort to actually land on the website. You should see the President on the home page. If it is just words, keep searching. It is well worth finding! These folks are the real McCoy!  We viewed several of his cross country rallies last week, so inspirational!

Ok, now this is the last

The History of Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is mentioned in the Bible at least one hundred and forty times. The word praise means to appraise, appreciate, prize, consider precious and worthy of honor or thanksgiving. The Feast of Tabernacles in the Old Testament was perhaps the beginning of Thanksgiving Day. It was not for a day only, but for a whole week (Deut. 16:13-15). This apparently was preceded by another seven weeks after the beginning of harvest, probably in the fall. Throughout the Old Testament these and other occasions were arranged for thanksgiving and praise and for offering up gifts unto the Lord for His goodness. David and Solomon called special times of celebration and thanksgiving to God. The early Christians, the Apostles and their disciples were thankful to the Lord, not only on the Lord’s Day but every day. ‘In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.’ I Thess 5:18The first settlers in Plymouth celebrated Thanksgiving with the Indians, thanking God for His mercies, provision and survival! Let us pass along these remembrances to our Children, modeling thanks to God not only on Thanksgiving Day, but each and everyday, from the heart. We are so blessed to live in America, in Alaska, in a warm, comfortable home with friends & family!


In all thy ways ackowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Proverbs 3:6 - 8

 

 

Margaret Loew, 15091 Lazy Lady Lane, Palmer (99645) 745-5639

Fawn Dixon, 662 Moran Drive, Fairbanks (99712) 479-1233

Katie Helkenn, HC 60 Box 306, Copper Center (99573) 822-3469

Kristy Taylor, Box 1976, Seward (99664) 422-0681

Kathe Kale, Box 670029, Chugiak (99567) 688-9201

Helen Paajanen, Box 771236, Eagle River (99577) 694-9029

Kelly Caraway, 10231 W Forest Hills Circle, Wasilla (99623) 841-7695

Cyndi Hayden, Box 1104, Delta Junction (99737) 616-1026

Meagan Funk, Box 346, McGrath (99627) 758-2890

 

 


 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John2
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3

 

Margaret Loew
15091 Lazy Lady Lane                                                      
Palmer AK 99645
907-745-5639                                   

Directions to 15091 Lazy Lady Lane  in Palmer:

 

Come to Palmer via the Glenn Highway. At the last light before heading to Glennallen, turn onto Arctic headed out of town toward the Butte, from Anchorage a right hand turn. Proceed about 3 miles across the Matanuska River to Clark Wolverine Road on the left. Turn up C W Road, following all the signs and general traffic pattern, go another 3 miles. Where Clark continues straight, turn left onto Wolverine Road. Go 1.5 miles to Lazy Lady Lane on the left. We are the 5th driveway on the right. Wholy Living signs should direct you right on in. Allow about an hour from Muldoon and 30 minutes from Freds in Wasilla except during the 5 pm rush hour traffic. If necessary, give us a call ~ 745-5639.

 
     
     
     
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