Tuesday, January 30, 2007

How to make your own flour:
a post from thecompact@yahoogroups.com by Amanda (the authors blog: http://www.hippiemommy.com/ )


"As far as making your own flour. It tastes amazing! You won't believe the difference! Whole wheat flour goes rancid within 72 hours of being milled. It is often rancid at the store, and the taste of fresh flour is just so... fresh =P It also has a lot more vitamins and protein than the stuff in the store. I buy my wheat berries in bulk at the health food store. You can buy an electric wheat grinder for a couple of hundred dollars. They are almost impossible to find used. I bought my hand grinder off of ebay a few years ago, and I use it almost every day. I paid $30 for it. I can make about a cup of flour per minute, and it is easy enough that my 3 and 5 year olds can turn it, but not for more than a minute or two. Here is the one I have:http://waltonfeed.com/hand.htmlIf you have a coffee grinder, I've heard that you can use them for small amounts of flour. :)-Amanda"

a book on the topic if you are seriously interested:
the most comprehensive guide on the market to home flour milling

FLOUR POWER: A guide to modern home grain millingby Marleeta F. Basey
Looking for a whole-grain health bonanza with just a few minutes of kitchen time? Read Flour Power by Marletta F. Basey. Modern flour mills and bread machines turn breadmaking into a task no more complicated, nor expensive, than grinding beans and brewing coffee. Flour Power tells you how to compare, locate and buy one of the dozens of different mills on the market, how to buy the “right” wheat and how to make delicious, light wholemeal loaves – every time.
an interesting blog: http://www.mypiratecaptain.com/

I like parameter #6 on the "Kitty Pie" post (Jan 18, 2007)...

Saturday, January 27, 2007

beds that turn into desks?

Here's a link to a company in the UK that makes some cool convertible furniture:

Friday, January 26, 2007

yet another online community, this one allows you to set up meetings http://www.meetup.com/

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Super-fancy marzipan chocolates
the next time someone goes to france I want them to bring me back these:

Thursday, January 18, 2007

everything you ever wanted to know about toilets


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Sunday, January 14, 2007

the tech shop a place where you can build things using the equipment at the shop awesome concept

Saturday, January 13, 2007

some hotal in conneticut that has a bunch of rooms designed by 15 different architects


Friday, January 12, 2007

interesting group I signed up with a while back but have yet to go to an event with: http://ghettogourmet.org/mailinglist/public_html/

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Monday, January 08, 2007

yum link to the treats you love but can't find on your side of the country... http://www.hometown-treats.com/

Sunday, January 07, 2007