Square Foot Gardening Class 2/19/2011

Thanks to all that attended the Square Foot Gardening Class. We had a great turn out!

Please post comments and questions about Square Foot Gardenng to this post and we'll do our best to get them answered.


Family Grain Mills - Even a Child Can Do It

We are taking orders for Family Grain Mills... So Easy A Kid Can Do It!!!
for questions about placing an order email sharon {at} dfwfoodstorage {dot} com
Orders due on February 28th

Family Grain Mill / Grain Roller Mill

• Versatile Multi-Grain milling: The grind is infinitely adjustable, from fine for bread flour, to medium for "Cream Of Wheat" style cereals, or coarse for steel cut or cracked grain (if you want to, you can adjust it to such a coarse setting that grains aren't even cracked.) The milling head grinds wheat, oats, corn, soybeans, rye, barley, rice, spelt, flax, buckwheat, millet, coffee, kamut, quinoa, and sesame (doesn't grind popcorn.) It will also mill some chopped, dry, non-oily herbs and spices. The Family Grain Mill grinds cool to preserve nutrients. Large 5 cup hopper capacity.
• Additional Functions: Available options for the Family Grain Mill are listed in the table below. They include the Food Processor which slices and shreds vegetables, nuts, fruits and cheese with 3 included stainless steel drums. The Flaker Mill head flakes soft grains and is popular for fresh homemade oatmeal, making a hearty flake from oat groats (oats with the hulls removed) that's thicker and chewier than store-bought flaked oats. The Food & Meat Grinder is available with a variety of disk sizes.
Grinds Herbs & Spices in small quantities
Quality Construction: Manufactured in Germany by Messerschmidt, the Family Grain Mill is built with high carbon steel and the same super-tough material that football helmets and industrial safety shields are made of. It's a durable grain mill capable of a lifetime of dependable use.
Nutrient Preservation: The milling head's conical steel burrs work grain with a shearing action to avoid the "crushing friction" that creates high heat in common small grain mills — excess heat that can quickly destroy many of the nutrients in your flour. And unlike stone burrs, steel burrs won't gum up or glaze, and don't add grit to your flour. The Family Grain Mill's high carbon steel burrs are long lasting and easily replaceable. (Jump down page to see the burrs)
• Fast & Easy to Use: One cup of fine flour is produced in just 2 minutes in hand operation, or a minute and a half with the 150 watt electric motor base. (It takes about 2/3 cup of wheat to make a cup of fine flour.) Because it doesn't grind with friction, the FGM's hand operated base turns easily, much easier than most hand operated mills. Overall time/effort is four times less than required by most hand mills — and most mills still won't produce as fine a flour. Hopper has generous 5 cup capacity.
• Fast Cleanup & Dust-Free Operation: Family Grain Mill components remove quickly for cleaning. The grain mill head disassembles completely in five seconds, so it's quick and easy to have your mill ready for its next use. And where many mills create a cloud of flour dust to settle everywhere, the FGM operates dust-free.
• A Quiet Grain Mill: The Family Grain Mill will be very easy on your ears.
• Easy Setup, Compact Storage: The Family Grain Mill motor base is free-standing in use, while the hand base clamps quickly and securely onto a table or counter edge, without marring. Small or large bowls will fit under the mill head to collect flour. Modular design of the Family Grain Mill stores compactly.
• Mills: Wheat flour, corn meal flour, oat flour, rye flour, barley flour, rice flour, spelt flour, flax flour, buckwheat flour, millet flour, coffee, kamut flour, sesame, and more. Also cracks grain to any size -- you can set the adjustment dial to any size from flour or meal to cereal grind or cracked grain.
• Warranty: Manufacturer's lifetime warranty (excluding replaceable burrs).


THANK YOU ... for all of your palm shortening orders. We are hoping to have them available for pick up next Friday the 18th. We will keep you updated through email. If you are attending the Square Foot Gardening class and would like to pick up your order then, email us.


Cooking with Palm Shortening


For those of you that have never seen Palm Shortening in person, it looks like mash potatoes, has the consistency of butter at room temperature AND even melts like butter if warm. (You can see a pool of melted Palm Shortening in my pail because somehow it was like 80 degrees in my house.

Palm Shortening make the most BEAUTIFUL cookies. You can use it for a direct replacement for butter with equal measurements. AND not that you can consider a cookie "healthy", but this does make for a healthier version of a cookie.

Here is the recipe I used...


  • 1 cup Palm Shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Bake 10 to 12 minutes in an oven that has been preheated to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).


Square Foot Gardening Class: Postponed to Feb. 19th

For those of you planning on attending the Square Foot Gardening class, it has been postponed due to this crazy weather we are experiencing in DFW area. This class is going to be rescheduled for February 19, 2011 9-11am at Times Square at Craig Ranch Apartments.

If you were signed up for this class already, please RE-confirm your attendance by emailing sharon@ dfwfoodstorage.com OR if you like to attend and have not already signed up PLEASE email sharon@ dfwfoodstorage.com too.

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