WELCOME TO MY FAVORITE THINGS!
Thirty years ago, our journey began with simple changes. Our rice became "brown". Our flour became "whole".
August of í91 took us even deeper into whole grains when we bought a K-Tec Mill, a mixer, and a pail of wheat "berries"!
The K-Tec Mill is now called Blendtec and itís an AMAZING milling machine!
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It didnít take long for us to realize that MILLING whole grain flour is the EASY part!
BAKING with freshly ground, whole grain flour - thatís the challenge! I spent the next SIX years mastering baking with whole grain flour, creating my own recipes, tweaking them until my husband and children gave each a "thumbs up"!
Our goal is to simplify the journey for you. We want you savoring hot muffins and pancakes soon as your mill arrives!
You see, weíre not a giant warehouse filled with telemarketers. Weíre a small family business so our personal service goes into everything we do for you.
About every 2 or 3 weeks, I write a newsletter. Itís called "The Forum" because I encourage my readers to share their knowledge, too. Itís free, but only to those who ask, and itís for information and educational purposes only.
We donít know it all, but what we do know, we gladly share but please understand that weíre not doctors or nurses, so donít ask us to diagnose, prescribe or treat. Thatís not our gift so please see your health care professional for that.
Iím just a mom, caring for our own, and sharing what I learn along the way - thatís all - and Markís just a husband, wonderful enough to believe in this "odd" work we started so long ago.
Should you decide to use anything from The Forum, or this site, or from conversations with us, please do so at your own risk for we wonít be held liable in any way. Thank you for understanding.
Over the years, weíve added more products, but one thing remains the same - we only carry our favorites - and everyone in our home, from the youngest to the oldest, has a say in what it takes to be a favorite.
Welcome aboard! Weíre glad to have you join us!
Cindy and Mark
P.S. In January 2008, we also began a "gluten free" journey. Itís just amazing the paths God takes us on, isnít it?
As we discover our favorites in gluten free, weíll be sharing them, too, especially for those whoíd like to mill and bake with gluten free flour!
We hope to soon add gluten free cookbooks with my own recipes and either a gluten free newsletter or blog.
Keep checking back as we grow in this new, additional direction.
Also, we are on Facebook at "My Favorite Things", sharing interesting info - please join us!