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Old November 4, 2017   #1
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Default Ancient Grains and Seeds

A farm in NovaScotia is growing crops of grains and seed.
Bringing back old varieties. Passing through I picked up a
variety and planted in one of three 3x3' beds out front near the
road and in front of a long run of raspberries. By mid July it is
somewhat shady so not much will grow in those beds but very
early Spring peas. When I pulled the pea trellis I planted these
seeds.

Never paid much attention once the raspberries were done.
A package yesterday was not for me but the neighbor, so I
delivered and checked the grain bed. Surprised it did so well and
lots of seed to harvest.

I'll know what it is next weekend, 3 days off, when we go up to
the farm where my seed suitcase is and the packet.
(can't find the NovaScotia farm's website)

Got a nasty paper cut from the thin bamboo like stalks trying to
quickly grab a few, then went back out with some pruners.
Size of a black sesame seed but shape is more like a buckwheat.
Pretty.
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Old November 4, 2017   #2
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Thinking I might put in two more beds and grow a few varieties
next year.

I've been making sprouted grain, seed, and nut crackers and a
bread. Last weekends batch...

The crackers are real crispy, like a cross between a wheat thin and
a triscuit. Much better without that weird packaged taste.
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that bread and those crackers look fantastic
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I'd be interested in seeing your cracker recipe if you can share it.
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Old November 4, 2017   #5
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+1 the cracker recipe!!
Those ancient grains are just gorgeous! I would grow them for beauty alone.
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That stuff looks like giant fox tail.
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Wonder if this could be the site.
http://www.annapolisseeds.com/category-s/1831.htm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by henry View Post
Wonder if this could be the site.
http://www.annapolisseeds.com/category-s/1831.htm
Henry, that might be it! Pretty sure I purchased the see at
MasstownMarket. Might be TartaryBuckwheat. Halifax seed Co.
sells some AnnapolisSeed. I had lost tract of them so thanks so
much for the link. I will definitely order more varieties. The
ZiarBreadSeedPoppy,
Welsh Triticale...
So many I would like to try. Impressive how many seed i have
from just 9sq ft.
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Crackers look GREAT!
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Default Life changing crackers

The crackers.



'Life changing' is a bit of a stretch yet the simplicity is way
beyond what I've made in the past. Years ago I came up with
a few varieties of flatbread crackers using a dozen recipes to get
to near perfect. Sent them off as x-mas gifts. Uses a hand crank
pasta roller so time consuming.

First time I've had success with a recipe as written.
Tweaks and experimenting is encouraged as long as the important
ingredients are not replaced. Psylium, chia, flax, and the oats.

*I don't care much for hulled sunflower seeds so I use Pepitas'
(hull-less pumpkin seed). And hemp hearts, sesame seed.
*the whole flax seed I do a quick quick pulse in a spice grinder
to break the hull a bit.
*dairy free, gluten free...we don't fit or follow any category like
Vegan but focus on whole fresh food, no processed foods, no cans or jar heat processed. Fresh, raw, frozen, roasted. Meat, fish, eggs,
cheese, love it all. Just limit that to 20%. (no measuring, lol)
*once in the sheet pans, between parchment, I let rest for minimum
10 hrs, stacked and covered. Room temp.
*I bake at 325 instead of 350...all ovens are different

Lots of variations I've made.* Tamari, sesame oil, dulce flake
* garlic, mustard powder, paprika, hot pepper, turmeric, cheese
(cheese nip)
MyNewRoots...
https://www.mynewroots.org/site/2014...ging-crackers/
https://www.mynewroots.org/site/2013...loaf-of-bread/
Another recipe I've not made but the tutorial pics are excellent and a
very similar baking method.
https://www.isavea2z.com/low-carb-ch...keto-friendly/
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One quick tip. A batch fits perfectly in a quart BallJar. While I'm
at it measuring anyway, I just make up an extra two-three 'kits'
so I just need to mix with the water and 3 tbsp oil.

Also lets me know if I'm running low on oats, etc.
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A super food from superfoods, that looks great. Thanks for posting.
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I wonder if I could replace Oats with oat fiber? I cant eat Oats.
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Seems to be lots of replacements for oats. Quinoa flake, almond
or chickpea flour. Must be over 2,000 responses at the end where
others have posted successful replacements. Rice flour?

I have trays rolled out resting today that I'll bake tonight.
Should have toasted the pepitas even though they toast while
cooking...I like them a bit more than how they came out. Then
chop a bit. Pecans chopped to a course meal....?...rather than
a flour.

It is the phylum and the chia that is the crispy glue that holds
them together so many things will work me thinks.

She has some great recipes. The chocolate granola! and other
replacement for that awful goop 'oatmeal' I can't swallow.

What about buckwheat groats. Not a wheat at all. It is a fruit
seed similar to rhubarb or sorrel.
https://www.mynewroots.org/site/2014...wheat-granola/
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