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A Shortbread for Sharing

May 16th, 2021 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “A Shortbread for Sharing”

It’s mid-May 2021 and as the mask mandates are slowly being lifted, it’s time to begin looking forward to gathering again with family and friends. After more than a year of longing for dinners out, is it odd that the …

Blueberry Cónico Azul and Coconut Sourdough Muffins with Chiddam Blanc de Mars

January 23rd, 2021 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Blueberry Cónico Azul and Coconut Sourdough Muffins with Chiddam Blanc de Mars”

Yet another delicious recipe created for us by Sarah Owens! One of the most beautiful things about collaborating with Sarah is her flour intuition. Yes, that’s a thing! I’d like to encourage you to pay attention to your own flour …

Holiday Pancake Recipes

December 18th, 2020 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Holiday Pancake Recipes”

Our new 2020 holiday gift set, Pancake Extravaganza, includes Amy Halloran’s wonderful The Pancake Papers, which is rich with regional grain information and includes both sweet and savory griddle cake recipes. However, since more is never enough where …

Lemon Poppyseed Polenta Cookies

November 28th, 2020 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Lemon Poppyseed Polenta Cookies”

As I enter this post, it is Saturday, November 28th  2020, Small Business Saturday. It took a village to create the cookie recipe below. I am forever grateful for the work of other small businesses: Farmer Mai Nguyen …

Sourdough Cheese Crackers

October 27th, 2020 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Sourdough Cheese Crackers”

It’s the end of October in L.A. and as we finally break free of 100 degree weather, rounding the corner into fall much later than other states, it’s time to look forward to winter soups, oven roasted dinners and holiday …

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 …

FLOUR TERMINOLOGY 101

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

Flour 101 It’s Time!

5/8/20
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 …

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