Grinding our own wheat...is it worth the heat?
I recently had relatives visit from Atlanta. They think I am a little whacky to be baking my own bread (even if they enjoyed it immensely). I can handle it. I know this is the best thing for us right now. The part that is discouraging, is they suggested that I do not grain my own flour - that everyone she knows that has done that has gone extreme in her opinion.
I am now discouraged from trying this. I keep reading about how healthy it is, and I am wondering if any of you who have taken on this extra step have any regrets. My oldest son (14) yesterday walked into the kitchen, sliced a piece of homemade sourdough, and said "Mom - your bread baking is the best thing that ever happened to me". He was teasing of course, and trying to flatter me, but the pleasure I have provided from my new found culinary hobby of simple bread baking is astounding. We eat much less junk - my husband has lost weight even though he gets his food cravings satisfied. A simple piece of toast with avocado and garden fresh tomatoes is enough to satisfy any food craving.
What do you think flour millers? Is it worth the abuse from the naysayers?