Posts by nkohler

Marquis Wheat

October 3rd, 2020 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Marquis Wheat”

A taste of history and the path to modern breeding

Marquis wheat is an heirloom variety that holds special significance in the history of wheat breeding and cultivation in North America. The name Marquis first began to appear on my …

Whole Grain Coffee Cake with Wit Wolkoring

September 16th, 2020 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Whole Grain Coffee Cake with Wit Wolkoring”

I love coffee cake, especially one with tangy sour cream in the batter and a crunchy streusel layer in the middle. I love it even more now that I have this recipe created by Sarah Owens just for us, featuring …

Brown Butter Einkorn Zucchini Bread

August 4th, 2020 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Brown Butter Einkorn Zucchini Bread”

When a bit of malaise or lack of inspiration hits us here at Grist & Toll, we often turn to the beautiful books written by Sarah Owens: “Sourdough”, “Toast & Jam” and “Heirloom”. They never fail us, always delivering inviting …

How To Feed/Refresh Your Sourdough Starter

May 19th, 2020 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “How To Feed/Refresh Your Sourdough Starter”

There are many online resources and tutorials for feeding and maintaining a sourdough starter, and we encourage you to explore and read as much as possible. The specific flour you feed your starter, in what proportions and how often are …


May 9th, 2020 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “FLOUR TERMINOLOGY 101”

Flour 101 It’s Time!

Hello all you COVID-19 home-quarantine-shelter-in-place-social-distancing bakers! I am so sorry for all of the stress and health concerns we are experiencing right now, but I am also hopeful that some small part of staying at …

Cranberry and Apple Cornmeal Shortbread Tart

November 20th, 2019 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Cranberry and Apple Cornmeal Shortbread Tart”

Grist & Toll is 5 Years Old!

November 27th, 2018 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Grist & Toll is 5 Years Old!”

Grist & Toll is 5 Years Old!

Community Oven Day and Open House, Come Celebrate This Sunday
— December 2nd 2018 12:00-5:00 —
BBQ, Snacks, Bread and Retail Shop open
Meet Farmer Mai and turn wheat stalks into cocktail straws!

How We Roll

November 19th, 2017 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “How We Roll”

How We Roll at Grist & Toll

By Linda Civitello

What History Has To Say About Nan’s Mother’s Buttermilk Crescent Rolls

From the “It Just Wouldn’t Be Thanksgiving Without This” Department

Crescent rolls had been around for centuries before the …

Toast And History

November 12th, 2017 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Toast And History”

I am very pleased that author and food historian, Linda Civitello, will be contributing to the website from time to time. We have put our heads together, lining up topics and recipes drawn from history that resonate with how we …

Whole Grain Biscuits and Shortcake

July 8th, 2016 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Whole Grain Biscuits and Shortcake”

Grist & Toll Classic Whole Grain Biscuits

Yield = 6 one-inch high, 3-inch wide biscuits

*See notes for turning this formula into shortcake at the end


2 cups (9 oz) Sonora or your favorite G&T whole grain flour

2 …

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