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. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:32:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 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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Switched to Cane Sugar from Beet Sugar to be GMO free http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/09/switched-to-cane-sugar-from-beet-sugar-to-be-gmo-free/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/09/switched-to-cane-sugar-from-beet-sugar-to-be-gmo-free/#respond Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:25:54 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3444 Photo Credit - AlessandroBomfim

Photo Credit – AlessandroBomfim

Sugar is synonymous with our food storage stockpile to the point that it adds a sense of normalcy. However, it’s very important to know the source of your sweet stuff. There are widely two types of sugars; beet and cane sugar. Cane sugar is manufactured from sugar cane, which is a natural grass that grows up to 20 feet tall. Compared to Beet sugar, cane sugar is pure organic and the growth of sugarcane cannot be altered scientifically to include chemicals such as those found in the beet plants. Cane sugar retains most of the nutrients found in sugar cane, which include; six vitamins, antioxidants, seventeen amino acids and eleven minerals.

As much as cane sugar should also be regulated to about 10 teaspoons per day, the organic element in it gives it an edge over beet sugars even if they were to be taken at half proportions compared to cane sugar. Cane sugar is made by squeezing out the cane juice, which is very rich in vitamins, minerals and molasses before it is evaporated and crystalized. The finished products is normally an organic sugar perfect for sweetening tea and best for sweetening baked products.

The advantages of switching to cane sugar from beet sugar are very many especially for a farm that practices strict organic farming. Sugar cane fields that are not treated with synthetic fertilizers and herbicides give a guarantee that the final product is pure organic sugar rich with many important nutrients. This is the quality that people look out for and as soon as they discover that the sugar they are consuming is GMO free, the demand for organic sugar rises tremendously. Also remember that there are no animal by-products used to manufacture organic sugar and this factor favors even vegetarians.

With the rising demand of organic sugar all over the world, sugar cane farmers are now reaping more benefits and are more encouraged to increase their acreage of sugar plantations to meet the demand. Ultimately, scientists have conceded the fact that beet sugar cannot be depended on since the chances of planting the beets with GMO seeds and using chemicals to process are higher than the chances of having the beets as natural as the sugar canes.

Today, diseases such as cancer and hypertension are increasing among young people and it has all been attributed to our eating habits, which include consuming large amounts of non-organic sugars. It is now quite obvious why it is necessary to switch to cane sugar from beet sugar to be completely GMO free when it comes to a product we consume daily; sugar.

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The Perfect Give Away For Your College Age Child http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/08/the-perfect-give-away-for-your-college-age-child/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/08/the-perfect-give-away-for-your-college-age-child/#respond Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:45:41 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3256 No matter how old a person becomes, mothers will always see them as their little angels. They never stop worrying about their kids even when they become adults or enter college. It’s not surprising that one of the most difficult times for them is when they have to see their darling children finally fly the coop.

But this is natural. Your children have to move on in life. However what you can do is to give them a gift that will help them settle in their new and independent life easily.

Whether it’s deciding where to stay during those college years or renting an apartment they have their eye on, food will always remain the top most concern. Most kids start relying on take away and junk food excessively which in turn affects their health. Some of them even start skipping regular meals just so they won’t have to cook.

Now this is something that you can address by giving them something that can titillate their taste buds such as a gift box from the Butte Creek Mill. The gift box is available several varieties. Every gift box has a different set of goods. For example, the Butter Creek Pantry Staples gift box includes Muffins/Muffins, Oat Scones, Pancake/Waffle Mix, Wheatza Pizza Mix, Cornbread Mix, Bran Muffin Mix and Mixed Bean Soup.

Such gifts will give them something that can help them start their culinary skills in their new kitchen easily. This will not only keep them away from unhealthy junk food but will also make their life a lot easier. They won’t feel homesick as much either. The best part is that your gift will contribute to their health and energy.

Such gifts are pretty much perfect in every sense of the word. By giving something like this, you will have peace of mind that at least your child is eating healthy. The best thing about such gifts is that you don’t really need a reason or occasion to give them. The food gift boxes contain items that are needed on an almost daily basis. Plus this is something you can give your pride and joy anytime he/she comes to visit. Better yet, present them as ‘house’ warming presents for their dorm.

Send your children off to college with sweet and savory treats that can inspire them to live healthy. You will not regret it.

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Crispy oven Chicken http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/06/crispy-oven-chicken/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/06/crispy-oven-chicken/#respond Sun, 08 Jun 2014 17:31:12 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3295 Baked Chicken with 10 grain cereal mix

 

~ Patricia


Measures and Ingredients:

4 Chicken thighs or 6 to 8 chicken drumsticks

1/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup Butte Creek Mill 10 grain cereal mix

seasonings

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375

remove skin from chicken

process cereal in blender or food processor to a flour consistency

put cereal in a flat dish add, salt, pepper, parsley, onion or garlic granules or seasonings of your choice

brush chicken lightly with mayonnaise on all sides and roll in cereal mixture until covered

place in oiled baking dish and bake for 45 minutes, turning after 25 minutes.

Adapted From: I wanted a good for you coating for chicken and experiemented with the cereal, first I tried it without grinding it and it was too hard, the rest of recipe is a basic baked chicken recipe.

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7th Annual Vintage Faire http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/04/7th-annual-vintage-faire/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/04/7th-annual-vintage-faire/#respond Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:43:30 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3290 May 10, 201410:00 amto4:00 pm

Vintage Faire Saturday May 10th: Butte Creek Mill

Food, Music, Steam Engines and a Bit of the Old West all at the 7th Annual Vintage Faire

Eagle Point, OR – Food, music, and the old west, it’s the Vintage Faire!  The Eagle Point Chamber of Commerce and Grange PRINT_Vintage Faire_poster 8Co-op present the 7th annual Vintage Faire, Saturday May 10th hosted by the Butte Creek Mill. This is an opportunity for the entire family to take a trip back in time to the way things used to be.

A great event for all ages, the Vintage Faire will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with FREE admission. Sample foods cooked by the Rogue Valley Dutch Oven Cookers in the Dutch Oven Cook-Off, along with many other artisan food vendors and local wineries.

Take in live musical performances from three different stage locations, with 5 bands preforming throughout the day. Stroll through the long line of vintage and artisan vendors up and down Royal Ave. Live wood carvings, blacksmiths, quilters, artists, antique cars, tours of the Butte Creek Mill and the Eagle Point Museum.

The Vintage Fair will also feature steam engine demonstrations, pony rides for the kids, a pie baking contest, and The State of Jefferson Vigilance Committee will be performing western reenactments in full western garb with OK Corral like shootouts.

The Vintage Faire is sponsored by the Grange Co-op, Eagle Point Upper Rogue Chamber, Butte Creek Mill, Paradux Media, KRWQ Q-100, Bill’s Glass and My Circle K. For more information, please contact Bob Russell at (503) 880-2147 or visit http://www.eaglepointchamber.org/

 

 

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Spring Pea Orzo http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/04/spring-pea-orzo/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/04/spring-pea-orzo/#respond Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:46:41 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3287 The key to this crowd-pleasing salad is to toss the warm pasta with the dressing so the orzo soaks up flavor. Make it up to two days ahead, and serve any leftovers with ham

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • 8 ounces uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/4 cup minced shallot or red onion
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil $
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 cup snow peas or sugar snap peas, blanched and chopped
  • 1 cup assorted chopped fresh herbs (such as mint, chives, and parsley)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Preparation

  1. 1. Grate zest from lemon to equal 2 tsp. Cut lemon in half; squeeze juice from lemon to equal 1/2 cup.
  2. 2. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Whisk together shallots, next 4 ingredients, and lemon juice. Toss together pasta and shallot mixture. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill 1 to 48 hours.
  3. 3. Toss together pasta, peas, snow peas, next 2 ingredients, and lemon zest just before serving. Add salt, pepper, and additional lemon juice to taste.

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Easter Bread http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/04/easter-bread/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/04/easter-bread/#respond Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:24:29 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3284 Have you ever tried to make Easter Bread?  It’s fun and a great way to involve the kids or grandkids. A sweet bread, made with milk and sugar and has an Easter Egg in the middle! There’s a lot of Italian recipes for Easter breads, some are savory and some are sweet. This one that we found is fun.

This link will take you to a recipe that we’ve tried and would recommend to you this Easter.

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Cornmeal Crusted Lamb Loin Recipe http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/04/cornmeal-crusted-lamb-loin-recipe/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/04/cornmeal-crusted-lamb-loin-recipe/#respond Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:06:41 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3280 If you’re looking for something different to do with your lamb this Easter give this Cornmeal Crusted  Lamb Loin Recipe a try. The Butte Creek Mill cornmeal adds a great layer of flavor as well as texture to one of Easters favorite dishes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 boneless lamb loins
  • salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Butte Creek Mill cornmeal
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Sweet potato puree, for serving (optional)

DIRECTIONS

 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Season the lamb loins with salt and pepper. In a food processor, pulse together the cornmeal and herbs until the rosemary and thyme are very finely chopped. Dredge seasoned lamb in the cornmeal mixture, pressing it into the meat on all sides. Set aside.
Heat duck fat in a heavy skillet over medium-high flame. Sear the lamb loins on all sides – you should have a nice, golden brown crust. Finish cooking in the oven until lamb reaches desired temperature, about 5-8 minutes. We recommend medium-rare or 135 degrees F on an instant read thermometer. Remove the lamb from the oven and rest on a cutting board for at least 5 minutes. Slice loins and serve with sweet potato puree and your favorite seasonal vegetables.

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Healthy Celebration of a Healthy Success http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/01/healthy-celebration-of-a-healthy-success/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2014/01/healthy-celebration-of-a-healthy-success/#respond Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:47:10 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3258 Your company secured a multimillion dollar deal. Or the previous quarter produced incredibly amazing profits. Or you opened up 4 new offices in the state. Well, such events call for a huge celebration.

Behind every organizational success, lies the employees’ efforts and hard work. And in order to motivate them to keep working hard, it is imperative that you give them incentives and perks. In other words it’s vital that you share this success with them AND make them feel important.

Money is definitely the most powerful motivator. However considering the cost constraints of companies, it is not always feasible to give monetary bonuses to the employees. Nevertheless, it does not mean that you should not give them anything.

There are several other things that are affordable and look good as corporate gifts.  For example, the Butte Creek Mill gift boxes. These are available in numerous packages, each which contains a different set of goodies.

The Butte Creek Mill Gift Box # 15 Home made meal assortment includes a Country Spice Bread Mix, Mixed Bean Soup, Pancake and Waffle Mix, Butte Creek Mill Cocoa, Marionberry Syrup, 10 Grain Bread Mix, Marionberry Jam and several other treats.

Such gift boxes are not only ideal presents for women or married employees but also for those living alone. The food items contained in these gift boxes make cooking quick and easy. Plus you can also compliment this gift box with some wearable items like Butte Creek Mill T-shirts or sweat shirts.

Have the shirt wrapped along with the gift box and have a caption written on it. Something like, We Care OR Have a Healthy Breakfast OR You Deserve a Sweet Treat etcetera.

So, how does it sound to you? Isn’t it the perfect corporate gift to celebrate your success? Affordable, healthy and something different!

You don’t always have to spend the entire amount of additional profits on bonuses. Even if you do so, it will make your employees expect bonuses. If you’re not able to present such perks next time around, they might get demotivated. To prevent this from happening, it is important that you give them a variety of perks so that they don’t expect the same every time.

Food gift boxes, shirts and accessories will not only save you money but will also make them happy and content. This way they won’t expect money all the time and won’t get demotivated in your inability to do so.

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