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, 28 May 2015 19:06:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Sweet Sweet Summer Time!! http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/05/sweet-sweet-summer-time/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/05/sweet-sweet-summer-time/#respond Thu, 28 May 2015 19:06:35 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3512 Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars

homemade  fruit bars filled with strawberry jam and fresh berries

Summer’s just upon us, and with summer comes strawberries! This fresh fruit is packed with fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C, helping to increase your good cholesterol, lower blood pressure and prevent cancer, says WebMD. Whether you pick up some fresh berries at the grocery store, local farmer’s market or pick your own, you can incorporate strawberries into a sweet summer snack. Make these oatmeal bars with home-made strawberry jam for a quick pick-me-up this season.

 

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
 
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Makes: 12
Ingredients
Strawberry Filling
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch/2 tbsp water
  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp sugar
Oatmeal and Topping
  • 2¼ cup organic Butte Creek Mill quick oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup apple butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Filling:
  2. Mix cornstarch with water to a milky consistency. Mix strawberries, syrup and sugar in a pan on medium heat, boiling and stirring. Take off heat and stir in your cornstarch mixture. Put aside to cool. Preheat oven to 325 and line an 8x8 pan with foil.
  3. Oat crust:
  4. Mix quick oats, cinnamon, almond butter, maple syrup, apple butter, and egg well. Put aside ½ cup of this mixture. Press the rest into the pan firmly, then spread the strawberry jam evenly over that. Top with the remaining ½ cup oat mixture, adding in the sliced almonds. Press with a spatula.
  5. Bake this mixture for a half hour, or until the topping is browned. Cool off for at least a half hour, or put in the fridge to speed up the cooling process. Cut into 12 squares and serve. You can keep these bars in the fridge for up to one week, but they won't be around that long! These yummy treats are a perfect addition to your next summer gathering, or just because. Visit Butte Creek Mill for all the ingredients you need for your next baking endeavor.
 

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2015 Vintage Faire Pie Baking Contest http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/05/2015-vintage-faire-pie-baking-contest/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/05/2015-vintage-faire-pie-baking-contest/#respond Wed, 20 May 2015 21:20:52 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3502 These were some pictures from he Vintage Faire Pie Baking Contest this year! There were lots of delicious choices, but the Key Lime pie was the overall winner!

~ Pie Enthusiast


 

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Green Herb Hummus Recipe http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/05/green-herb-hummus-recipe/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/05/green-herb-hummus-recipe/#respond Wed, 13 May 2015 20:10:37 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3498 The added ingredients give the hummus dish more texture and substance to stand up on the plate, as well as an extra bite in flavor and added vitamins and minerals.

 

~ Shweta


Green-HummusMeasures and Ingredients:

2 cups spinach
1 cup arugula
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 cup green onion, diced
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 cups garbanzo beans

Directions:

In the bowl of a food processor, combine spinach, arugula, cilantro, green onion, garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Close the top, and process until greens break down. Add garbanzo beans, and process until smooth and creamy. Adjust the seasoning before serving, if necessary.

Adapted From: Foodwebs.in

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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
  • 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
Instructions
  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

Directions:

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

For a Vintage Faire Vendor Application click here: 

 

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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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

Photo Credit - blair_25
Photo Credit – blair_25

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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