Butte Creek Mill http://buttecreekmill.com Built in 1872, and still completely water-powered, the Butte Creek Mill is one of Southern Oregon’s favorite destinations, as people come to take home the wholegrain goodness of the Mill's flours and mixes, along with a whole lot of history. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:11:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 Springtime and Strawberries, Yum! http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/04/springtime-and-strawberries-yum/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/04/springtime-and-strawberries-yum/#respond Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:09:55 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3493 3574533396_b6d8f465fc_zSpring brings with it refreshing April showers, blooming flowers, warmer temperatures — and of course strawberries! As this delectable fruit becomes more and more available, you can get red, ripe strawberries at your local farm stand or farmers market. You can even go strawberry picking yourself at many local farms. This ensures the sweetest, ripest, juiciest strawberries for your next killer dessert. Plus, you get the satisfaction knowing you picked them yourself and that they were picked at the height of perfection. While strawberries are in season, take advantage and make a sinful strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream.
Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Whipped Cream
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Makes: 6
  • Ingredients for strawberry topping:
  • ½ pounds strawberries with stems off and cut in quarters
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • Ingredients for shortcake:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • Ingredients for whipped cream:
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  1. Blend together the strawberries and three tbsp sugar, then put in the fridge for a half hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, two tbsp sugar, and salt, adding in the heavy cream. Place in an 8-inch square pan and bake 18 to 20 minutes. Cool on a rack and cut into six pieces. Place chilled strawberries on top, along with fresh whipped cream. Make the whipped cream by
  2. beating the heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest for about two minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy your fresh strawberry shortcake with your feet up and coffee in hand!

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Maca Super Bites http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/04/maca-super-bites/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/04/maca-super-bites/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:49:05 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3481 Need a quick jolt of energy? Then grab yourself some maca. A root derived from the radish family, maca typically comes ready-to-use in powdered form.


~ Jenny

macasuperbites2Measures and Ingredients:

Makes 12 bites

1/4 cup maca
1/4 cup carob powder
1/2 cup natural almond butter
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons raw, local honey


1. Place maca, carob powder and Himalayan sea salt into a bowl.
2. In another small bowl, mix together almond butter, raw honey, and vanilla extract.
3. Using a tablespoon scoop, scoop mixture into 1 tablespoon balls and roll.
4. Let chill in the fridge to set.
5. Enjoy your tasty Super Bites!

Adapted From: superfoodliving.com

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8th Annual Vintage Faire http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/04/8th-annual-vintage-faire/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/04/8th-annual-vintage-faire/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:57:09 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3484 May 9, 201510:00 amto4:00 pm

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Easter Leftovers Great for Split Pea & Ham Soup http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/03/easter-leftovers-great-for-split-pea-ham-soup/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/03/easter-leftovers-great-for-split-pea-ham-soup/#respond Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:02:42 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3473 3082931958_1e1257b391_zIt’s hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner and we’ll all be stuffing ourselves with ham dinners. Gotta love leftovers! But when you get sick of the ham sandwiches, what else can you try that will extend the life of your yummy ham? Try this split pea and ham soup recipe. You can get all the fresh ingredients you need at Butte Creek Mill.


For this tasty home-made soup, you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 1 stalk chopped celery
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 1/2 pound split peas
  • Fresh thyme, salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, then toss in the onion, carrot, and celery. Cook over medium heat until all the veggies are tender — just a little over five minutes or so. Add in the broth, ham, peas and seasoning, then simmer for one hour. You can top with cheese, croutons or crumbled crackers for that extra crunchy flavor. This is a simple yet tasty way to make good use of your leftover ham from Easter. You can also easily pick up a bag of split peas from Butte Creek Mill for a hearty early spring treat!

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Popcorn, it’s yummy and here is a great recipe for it! http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/02/popcorn-its-yummy-and-here-is-a-great-recipe-for-it/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/02/popcorn-its-yummy-and-here-is-a-great-recipe-for-it/#respond Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:28:48 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3474 6457422009_fbbb349d9b_mMaple-Cashew Popcorn

Tired of the same-old, been-there-done-that bowl of popcorn you serve during all your family movie nights? Want to spice it up a little? Well, you can with maple-cashew popcorn, which combines just the right blend of spicy and sweet for a treat everyone will devour. First, pick up a bag of white GMO-free organically-grown popcorn kernels from Butte Creek Mill. With no genetically modified organisms and all-natural beginnings, this popcorn represents a healthier alternative to the kind you pick up from the corner market.


1/4 cup GMO-free Butte Creek Mill popcorn kernels (this will make six cups popped corn)

1 tbsp canola oil

1/4 cup dry-roasted cashews

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 tbsp butter

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


Turn your stove heat to medium and coat with canola oil. Meanwhile, place parchment paper in a jelly-roll pan. Once the oil is heated, add the popcorn kernels to the pan and put the lid on. Cook about two minutes, shaking the pan all the while. You’ll hear the kernels popping fast and furious; when the popping dies down, take the pan off the heat and let it sit for one minute. Add the cashews.
In a small pot, add the sugar and all other ingredients, bringing it up to a boil. Stir well for about one minute, then take off the heat. This is your maple syrup mixture. Pour it over your popcorn, then toss to make sure all popped corn is coated with the sweet concoction. Put this mixture into the jelly roll pan and allow to cool before serving.

So, the next time you reach for that bag of microwave popcorn, think again. Pick up some GMO-free kernels
from Butte Creek Mill and try this recipe instead for a sweet and salty treat!

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Old coffee http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/02/old-coffee/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/02/old-coffee/#respond Sat, 07 Feb 2015 19:51:23 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3470 Had it in family for some time

~ Anthony


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5 Hearty Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Morning off Right! http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/01/5-hearty-breakfast-ideas-to-start-your-morning-off-right/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/01/5-hearty-breakfast-ideas-to-start-your-morning-off-right/#respond Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:06:32 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3465 Photo Credit - Avelino Maestas
Photo Credit – Avelino Maestas

It’s no joke that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so don’t skip it and don’t reach for that doughnut. Instead, try these hearty breakfast ideas to start the day off right. Incorporating healthy foods like grains, oatmeal, fruit and yogurt into your first meal of the day will keep you going strong all day long.

Oatmeal with Fruit

Instead of always opting for the instant oatmeal, try homemade oatmeal using Butte Creek Mill’s porridge-style Scottish oatmeal. You just need two cups of water and some salt, bringing it to a boil on the stove top. Add a half cup of the oatmeal and cook on low for five minutes. Add freshly sliced strawberries, bananas, blueberries and raisins on top for a breakfast that will take you clear to lunch.

Lowfat Yogurt with Granola

Choose your favorite lowfat yogurt and top it with one of Butte Creek Mill’s special granola mixes. Whether you like coconut almond, low fat strawberry/raspberry, French vanilla almond, apple cinnamon, maple pecan or wild blueberry, you can transform any cup of yogurt into a full breakfast meal.

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Photo Credit – smittenkittenorig

Whole Wheat Farina Pancakes

Instead of the traditional white flour-based pancake mixes available commercially, try making your own tasty whole wheat farina pancakes with whole wheat flour. With just four grams of fiber, these pancakes pack a hearty punch thanks to sweet and savory ingredients like golden raisins, applesauce, walnuts and vanilla soy milk.

Barley Cereal

Barley is known for its amazing health effects in the reduction of blood pressure, cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Because it’s packed with fiber, barley cereal makes a great breakfast choice. All you have to do is boil three cups of water for every cup of rolled barley flakes you want, cooking over a stove top for about an hour. Even though it takes a while to cook, you can cook enough for the entire week and just microwave a new batch every morning. Sweeten with anything from agave nectar to honey, and sprinkle nuts or dried fruit on top.

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Grains and Nuts Cereal

For a quick bowl of nutrition before heading out the door, fill a bowl with grains and nuts cereal, add lowfat cow’s milk, soy milk or almond milk, and you’ll be good to go. This cereal contains wheat, rye, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, oats and triticale, which is a combination of wheat and rye.

Check out Butte Creek Mill’s selection of cereals, whole grains and oats when you’re looking to incorporate hearty additions to your breakfast routine.

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Winter Rice Cookies http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/12/winter-rice-cookies/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/12/winter-rice-cookies/#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 22:07:18 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3455 The weather outside may be frightening, but your kitchen is nice and warm! Get baking this winter with some comfort food that reminds you of Mom’s house — with a twist. For this recipe, you’ll need some of our Butte Creek Mill rice flour. Good news is, our rice flour is gluten free! We stone ground all our flours right here at the mill so you know our products are the freshest they can be.
Winter Rice Cookies
  • Rice flour, 8 oz.
  • Sugar, 4 oz.
  • Egg, 1
  • Unsalted butter, 4 oz.
  • Ground cardamom, 1 tsp.
  • Rose water, 1 tbsp.
  • Baking powder, ½ tsp.
  1. You'll need to start these cookies a day in advance, as they have to sit in the fridge overnight. First, melt the butter, and then mix it with the sugar in a mixing bowl until you get a creamy consistency.
  2. Add in the egg and mix that up before adding in the rose water.
  3. Slowly pour in the flour and cardamom, mixing as you go.
  4. Knead the mixture into a dough form and then place in the refrigerator for the night.
  5. In the morning, set the dough out on the counter for a half hour or so to bring it to a warmer temperature.
  6. Using a roller, flatten out the dough and cut out cookie shapes using a cookie cutter.
  7. Place the shapes on a tray lined with wax paper.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees F. Then take a look at them: are they still wet? Place in the oven for another couple of minutes. When they look dry and white, take out of the oven and cool. You can serve them as soon as they have cooled down.
These make great cookies to celebrate the new year, as white is a symbol of hope! Don’t forget to check out Butte Creek Mills for all the fresh ground flours you need to make your holiday kitchen the warmest around.

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Buckwheat Brownies with Walnuts and Toffee http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/11/buckwheat-brownies-with-walnuts-and-toffee/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/11/buckwheat-brownies-with-walnuts-and-toffee/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:23:38 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3451 5635059401_7b5a913975_zIf you’re in charge of the dessert at Thanksgiving this year, why not try something new besides the same apple pie and pumpkin everyone else will surely bring? Brownies are always a hit for young and old, but you can put a spin on this delicious ooey-gooey dessert that will propel you to instant dessert king or queen. These buckwheat brownies with walnuts and toffee will have everyone gushing over your baked treats that signal the warmth of the season. Butte Creek Mill sells the organic buckwheat flour you’ll need for this recipe.

For an 8×8 size pan of these brownies you’ll need:

  • 5 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup almond meal or flour
  • 1/4 cup Butte Creek Mill Organic buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped toffee candies
  • 1/2cup chopped walnuts or pecans

To cook these delectable holiday treats, preheat your oven to 350 F, then get out an 8×8-inch-square cake pan and grease it. In the microwave, melt the butter and chocolate and let it cool down till it’s just warm. This is when you stir in the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a smaller bowl, combine the almond meal, buckwheat flour, salt, and baking soda, then add them to the chocolate and butter. The last step is to add the nuts and toffee, pour it all into your pan and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool at least another half hour before serving. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Make Your Zucchini Bread More Interesting this Year http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/10/make-your-zucchini-bread-more-interesting-this-year/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/10/make-your-zucchini-bread-more-interesting-this-year/#respond Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:07:14 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3302 3737478895_58deb3bcd8_zHave you tried making zucchini bread before? There are a number of things that can make zucchini bread taste amazing and different from the boring bread you have tried in the past. Here is a great zucchini bread recipe you need to try, along with some great additions to try if you want your bread to taste flavorful and unique.

Traditional Zucchini Bread Recipe

This will make 2 loaves

1 pound zucchini
3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

If you are ready to make a drastic difference in the way your zucchini bread tastes, try adding a cup of the following:

  • Chopped Nuts
  • Raisins
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Blueberries
  • Herbs

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 8×4″ loaf pans.

Grate the zucchini until you have nice shreds. Place the gatherings in a paper towel and squeeze them to press out as much moisture as possible to prevent the bread from becoming too moist.

Combine the flour, baking soda, spices, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Whisk the eggs, olive oil, vanilla extract, and sugar in a separate bowl.

Add your special ingredients to the flour mixture at this time and gently pour the liquids over the flour mixture. Gently fold the flour and mixture together until it is well blended. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans. Bake the bread 45-50 minutes until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. You will know when the bread is done as the crust will be golden-brown and will feel springy if you touch the top. Allow the bread to cool for around 10 minutes before you place them on a wire rack to cool.

Flavorful Zucchini Bread

If you haven’t tried zucchini bread before, it is important to know the bread will end up with a sweet flavor and soft texture. However, to give your bread a nice flavor you want to add a simple pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Try out different ingredients until you can find out what tastes the best to your pallet.

Zucchini Bread Tips

Some people end up with soggy bread. The reason why bread is soggy is related to excess moisture in the zucchini. You need to press the zucchini out well before you place it in with the other ingredients or it will be too soggy. Use a clean dish cloth to squeeze the moisture out properly for your zucchini bread loaves to end up light and airy.

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