Hello from Saskatchewan Canada
Hello everyone I am so excited to find this site. It is so nice to have a group of like minded people to babble away to that are interested in bread and baking. I am very impressed with the knowledge and insight that is avaliable here. I am sure that my beginner skills will blossom now.
A little about myself, my name is Holly and about a year and a half ago my family and I moved from a large city in Canada to a farm in southern Saskatchewan. The Canadian prairies are known as the bread basket of the world. . . . or so my Dad used to say. Anyway I am quite literally surrounded by fields of wheat and rye and you name it. I began to think, what a crying shame it is that I drive into town to buy bread (and nasty, wicked, ugly stuff too) when all this beautiful wheat is literally in my back yard. So one thing lead to another and now I am baking bread with that beautiful wheat.
Marvin a farming friend grows purple wheat. It is a specialty wheat that really is purple and is very high in protein and gluten and antioxidants and all the other things that make blueberries so very healthful. But it is a very wonderful wheat for bread and Marvin being the sweet guy that he is has been giving me a couple of 5 gallon pails full. So happy day for me because I am as happy as can be to be milling my wheat and baking my bread. I only wish that I could share this wonderful wheat with everyone here. I am sure that you all would be as tickled with it as I am. Marvin says that this years crop has been bought up by Pepperidge farms, I hope that they treat it well, it really is something special.
But it is only since I discovered this site that I realize that there is so much more to bread and I am so very excited to learn and experiment and share and learn some more. Wonderful. I hope you don't get tired of me.