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. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:39:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 A Taste of Summer Peach Pie http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/07/a-taste-of-summer-peach-pie/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/07/a-taste-of-summer-peach-pie/#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:26:54 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3528 What could be better than biting into a succulent ripe peach fresh off the vine? A fresh baked peach pie of course! Here at Butte Creek Mill, we have all the fresh ingredients you need to make your famous summer pie this season. You’re sure to wow your guests with tasty desserts everyone loves. Check out this recipe for summer peach pie.

A Taste of Summer Peach Pie
  • 1 egg
  • 5 cups fresh peaches, sliced and peeled
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup Butte Creek Mill barley flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
Pie crust
  • 1¼ cups Butte Creek Mill barley flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup ice water
  1. To make pie crust, combine flour and salt in bowl, then cut in butter. Add water to form ball, wrap in plastic and keep in fridge overnight. Roll out as needed.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F, then line a 9-inch pie plate with one crust. Brush with the egg wash. This will prevent sogginess. Put sliced peaches in a bowl and add lemon juice while mixing carefully. In another bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, pouring over the peach mixture. Pour the entire mixture into the pie shell, and place slivers of butter all over. Place the remaining pie crust on top, fluting the edges. Brush more egg wash on the finished product, then cut small slits to release steam.
  3. Bake 10 minutes, then put the heat down to 350 degrees F. Bake for a half hour until you see juice piping up under the crust. Let cool before serving to guests. It's best to serve it warm rather than steaming hot anyway. Add a dollop of whip cream or vanilla ice cream to sweeten things up even more.

Visit Butte Creek Mill for all the mixes, flours and meals you need to make your breakfast, lunch,

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Franklin Automobiles at the Mill http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/07/franklin-automobiles-at-the-mill/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/07/franklin-automobiles-at-the-mill/#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:02:43 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3521 The members of the HH Franklin automobile club visited the mill in June of 2015. Thirty five cars in all!

~ Jim

Franklins at the Mill

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The H.H Franklin Car Club to Visit The Butte Creek Mill http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/06/the-h-h-franklin-car-club-to-visit-the-butte-creek-mill/ http://buttecreekmill.com/2015/06/the-h-h-franklin-car-club-to-visit-the-butte-creek-mill/#respond Thu, 18 Jun 2015 22:48:27 +0000 http://buttecreekmill.com/?p=3517 June 24, 201510:00 amto1:00 pm

The 46th Annual Franklin Car WestTrek takes Members on a Walking Tour of Jacksonville, Rim tour of Crater Lake, and the Butte Creek Mill 

Series10Eagle Point, OR –  The HH Franklin Club and their cars will visit the Butte Creek Mill Wednesday June 24th from 10 am to 1 pm. The H.H. Franklin Manufacturing Company of Syracuse, NY built America’s most successful air-cooled automobile, with its first innovative air-cooled motorcar in 1902 and continued production until 1934. Of the 150,000 Franklins built between 1902 and 1934, it’s estimated that about 3,700 have survived, and you can see many that have survived Wednesday the 24th at the Butte Creek Mill.

The Butte Creek Mill, and Mayor of Eagle Point, Bob Russell is pleased to have the H.H. Franklin Club use the Butte Creek Mill as a stopping point. “The Mill, built in 1872 and the H.H. Franklin cars are a testament to good old American ingenuity and craftsmanship. You have to believe that in the early 1900’s that there were Franklins sitting right here in the same parking lot that we’re standing in today.”

The Franklin motor car was invented by the engineer John Wilkinson and manufactured by the industrialist H. H. Franklin and marked under his name. The Franklin was one of the most innovative motor cars of its time, featuring an air-cooled engine, scientific lightweight and flexible construction at a time when other luxury car manufacturers were making ponderous machines. Although it was a luxury car, its unique features made the Franklin a pleasant and easy car to operate, and consequently most Franklins were owner driven.

The H. H. Franklin Club was founded in 1951 and is comprised of some 900 plus members worldwide, most of them residing in the U.S. and Canada. It is devoted to preserving and enjoying the legacy of the H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company and its principal product the Franklin motor car, (1902 – 1934) one of the pioneer American automobiles.

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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
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
  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


Pie-baking-contest-4 Pie-baking-contest-2 Pie-baking-contest-3 All of the lovely pies!



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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


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 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

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.


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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