Monday, August 30, 2010

Parade of Giveaways

So, I'm excited to participate in the Parade of Giveaways this year.

First, I love to do food storage and be prepared.I've been canning like crazy and building up my food storage - especially now - to get ready for winter.

Do you use flaxseed? Do you know what to do with it? Since it is my prize, I thought I'd tell you a little bit about it. This is a 1.5 pound bag of heart healthy golden flaxseed. Flaxseed is full of good Omega-3 fats and provides good amounts of fiber to your diet. Everyone needs more fiber in their diet, right? It is best to eat flaxseed when freshly ground - so your body can absorb the maximum amount of nutrients available from the flax.

This golden flaxseed is an Idaho Preferred product and is a great variety for baking. I add it to almost everything I bake: cookies, breads, muffins, cakes. It even is a great substititue for eggs in your baking recipes. You only need to take 3 Tablespoons cold water and 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed and whip them together. Allow this mixture to sit until a little slimy (about 1 minute) and you have a great replacement for 1 egg.
Just remember to grind your flaxseed in a spice grinder or a coffee grinder - something that can handle oily seeds. A flour mill is usually not able to handle flaxseed.

RULES TO ENTER THE PARADE OF GIVEAWAYS PRIZE OF FLAXSEED
1 - You must live in the US. I will not ship out of the USA.
2 - Please leave a useful comment on this blog post about my website: www.HiStakes-Spelt.com or about flaxseed or even food storage. Easy, right?  =)
(Mostly, let me know you are interested in entering the parade of giveaways)



Remember all giveaways will run September 1st - September 30th and the flaxseed winner will be announced on October 1st on this blog. Happy blogging and good luck!

Until next time!

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Morgan Koji said...

I love your blog and I love the giveaway! I had never heard of spelt before and I have enjoyed learning about it from you.

Dianne said...

The thing I love about spelt is that you can add it to your breads... it is fantastic!!

veritas said...

What a great site you have so much information and great products. I can't wait to explore. I'm relatively new to food storage. I recently heard of spelt on a food program and am very interested in learning more about it. Great give-a-way too!

www.louisianatrekker.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

New to your website I have added you to my favorites so that I can come back often and check out all the info you have. Would love to win your flax seed in the parade of giveaways. Was happy to learn about the egg substitute could have used this info a couple of weeks ago when I ran short and had to go get eggs. LOL and me with flax seed in the frig.

Nancy (npp1966@comcast.net)

Anonymous said...

I only recently started using spelt & other good-for-you grains. Your website has been full of great information. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

Meredith said...

I love using flaxseed in recipes! My daughter and I both have celiac disease so we have to substitute other ingredients in for wheat/barley/rye/oats and flax seed is a big part of our diet. I usually try to put at least a 1/4th of a cup in everything I bake. It also makes a great replacement for eggs if you add a little water and let it sit to gel up!

stitcher said...

Flax seed is a good way to get omega 3 and fiber in your diet.

stitcher said...

Flax seed is a good way to get omega 3 and fiber in your diet.

Jessica said...

I actually discovered your blog by clicking on the link. I'm looking forward to reading it, and learning more about spelt, and more.

Denise Brooman said...

I love toasted flax seed in my yogurt and on top of salads. It is so yummy! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you!

Effie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have always wanted to use flaxseed but was worried about it tasting horrible. I'm excited to try it!

dandelion.patch said...

Love your web-site, glad I found it through FSME giveaway. Really wanting to try spelt after reading up on it and finding that Chef Brad uses it in his bread recipes. Thanks

Barb King of Prairie Harvest Arts said...

I enjoyed your website and saw that you offered flaxseed which we are incorporating more into our diet. Also enjoyed reading about spelt. We are exploring different grains here and will try spelt and see how it goes.We have a gluten intolerant person here. Would love to enter the Food Storage Made Easy giveawy. Looking through their site introduced me to your site. Thanks

laura pabst said...

i have wanted to try spelt for awhile, but haven't - maybe now I can. :o)

Carla said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. I LOVE using flax in everything too. I think it has had a lot to do with helping my arthritis

Lynnutte said...

I have never tries flaxseed before. If I win this giveaway, it would be a great opportunity to try it out.

Cynthia Z said...

flaxseed is yummy to "beef up" a lot of things- yogurt, bread.
thiamaria at gmail dot com

Fawn Cockrum said...

What an informative site! I do keep flax seeds, but have never ground them.. I sprinkle them whole on salads and even on top of ice cream for a nutty topping..
I never knew they could be ground and used as an egg substitute! I will definitely have to try that out.

I would like to enter the give away, too, please!

ThriftyNiftyCrafter said...

I am interested in entering the parade of giveaways. Love your site will be using it a lot as I learn research more and more looks like a great resource Thanks

Roskelley Ramblings said...

I am very interested in learning more about this - I am happy to enter the giveaway.

DJWK said...

I am excited to start receiving your recipes using flax, all i know is to soak it overnight with a prune, and drink it in the morning-my grandma does this. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Since we are gluten free and egg free we use flax alot. I grind it up, add vegetable shavings and dehydrate making wonderful spicy crackers. We also use it in baking in place of eggs.
1 tablespoon spoon ground golden flax seeds
3 tablespoons spoons warm water
let it sit on the counter a couple minutes until it forms a gel. Then it can be used in baking to replace up 1 egg. Do not replace more than 2 eggs this way.
This is an easy item to add to your food storage to use in eggs for baking. (does not work for french toast or scrambled egg dishes though...)

nini2033a@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I forgot to say, I would love to enter the blog giveaway.
nini2033a@yahoo.com

Clachelle "packingmama" said...

I love using flaxseed in my smoothie shakes I make almost every morning! And especially when I get my Golden Flaxseed from the parade of giveaways. :)

Julie said...

I would love to add more flaxseed to my storage. I use mine in smoothies and otameal. I would love to know more about how you grind yours and with what?

The Brady's said...

I like all your canned goods. Especially the apple pie filling. Looks tasty & easy to make. Thanks!

sandi said...

I love spelt and am delighted to find another supplier for the grain. Your website has many interesting articles that I enjoyed reading. I also love to use flaxseed in my oatmeal and would love to try the Idaho Golden.

Amy Kay said...

I love flaxseed. I usually buy bread with it on there, and its in a hot cereal that I eat. I would love to be able to make my own bread and other recipes with some flaxseed. Please enter me into the parade of giveaways contest.
Thanks,
AMY

Suzanne said...

I have been wanting to learn about different grains and how to use them. Your blog looks like a great place for info. I'd love to win the giveaway so I'd have the opportunity to learn first hand what my family likes.

Trophy and Barb said...

Entering the giveaway, and we have recently tried to cook more gluten free products because of friends.

Vienna said...

I actually had ran across your site before and copied a bunch of the recipes down. I'm still new to spelt though and just started grinding my own wheat. I need to grind up some spelt so I can compare the wheat and the spelt. I will probably have to try the spelt banana blueberry bread first. Looks yummy! And love the parade of giveaways too!!

April said...

I love to throw flaxseed in my breads, smoothies and I sometimes use it as oil replacement. I would love to win this in the Parade of Giveaways!

The Harried Homemaker said...

I'd love to win this! I know flax seed is one of the very best things you can incorporate into your diet, but I haven't done a very good job with that. I have a child with an allergy to eggs, so I'd love to try it out as an egg replacement.

Positively Patty said...

I'm new to your website and am excited to look at it more.

I use flaxseed in a lot of foods. I have children with digestive issues and they need extra fiber. I learned from information the doctor gave to me about flaxseed. Now I have a cheap, tiny coffee grinder that I use only for grinding flaxseed and it works great.

Anonymous said...

I think this would be good in cookies and other pastries.

Wendy said...

I would like to be entered in the giveaway.

I'm in the (slow) process of reforming my family's eating habits. I find your web site very helpful!

mombitton said...

Great information on your site! And you are near where I grew up! I grind my own wheat and make my own bread...I would love to try adding flaxseed to it.

mombitton said...

I loved learning about Flaxseed and look forward to trying it in my homemade bread

Tammy said...

I'm interested in the giveaway! I hope this is useful: flaxseed and water can make an egg substitute!

Alisa Didenhover said...

I don't know much about your product. But I am interested in learning.

Mrs. Pear said...

Definitely interested! My daughter had heart surgery this past winter, and while she is the picture of health, she does have to eat a heart healthy diet, and i don't mean better eating by science!

So I am on the hunt for things like this!

It is important when stocking pantries to really remember to consider health and not just store things because they keep!

2Sammi said...

I need to learn more about spelt, i've heard how good it is for you.

Renee

Brenda Clark said...

I love flaxseed. I was excited to hear about how to use it as an egg replacement. Great idea!

Frieda said...

I have heard a little about flaxseed, but have never used it. Would love to try it in my breads!

Robin's Roost said...

I know very little about spelt - but I am excited to learn.

PS the soup base looks wonderful. I will can some of that this fall.
Thank you for sharing and the great give away.
Robin

Elisa said...

Jamie! How cool you are in the giveaway, you're famous! So, I also would love to participate, and I hope I win! I have always wanted to try this as an egg substitue, but I use it ground up in bread alot.

Vicki in UT said...

I like to sprinkle a little ground flaxseed on my (whole wheat) toast and honeybutter.

Carolyn said...

add you to my Reader. The next step in my food storage plan is getting a grinder and start grinding my own flour.

Becky said...

Hi Jamie! I found lots of helpful info on your website http://www.histakes-spelt.com/
particularly about grain mills.
I'm learning lots about spelt from it too!

plainoldsarah said...

i love your blog - like the variety of topics. and i'm interested in the giveaway. as for your other site, though, i have to say i wasn't terribly impressed with the visual design. the banner at the top looked busy and confusing. it just reminded me of every other "buy this stuff" type of website out there.

Aleena said...

Great info. on your blog! I have always wanted to try flaxseed and spelt and I'm hoping to start with this giveaway!

DeSpain Family said...

I don't use flax that often, but I need education on how to use it. Thank you for sharing your knowledge for those of us who need it! Hope to win the giveaway to continue to do more and eat better!

prepared teacher said...

My mother in law introduced me to flax seed, and now that I have found this page I am going to be reading and learning more about its use in my food storage. Thank you so much for your time in teaching us how to be healthier.

Sharon Griggs said...

I have a great focaccia (hope I spelled it right) recipe that uses flaxseed meal. I keep a bag of flaxseed in my refrigerator and would love to replenish my supply.

charlene said...

Ok, I'm sort of a closet food storage fanatic. I read all I can get my hands on. That said, I had never come across your blog. So, now I know how I'll be spending my morning:) Please enter me in the drawing.

emilyholley31 said...

I heard about your website through Food Storage Made Easy. I am looking forward to reading all the wonderful information you have. I have heard a lot about Flax, but didn't know what kind to get and what to use it in. Thanks.

angela jiniel said...

I love to you flax in cookies and breads. I've even substituted ground flax meal and water for eggs in a few recipes when eggs were scarce. Very good. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the blog so much I've subscribed :)

Rich said...

We love our 7 grain hot cereal that has spelt in it, I wonder if flax would be good in there as well?

Christine said...

I add flaxseed to most of my baking - along with using Emmer and Hard White Winter Wheat. Have only found brown flaxseed, so would love to try the golden!

Just an F.Y.I.: if you add the flaxseed to your wheat berries when grinding in mill, you 'should' have no problem. I use the electric WonderMill and it works perfectly. I haven't tried it on it's own, but together, no problem grinding it. :o)

Grannie K said...

I use flax in my bread every week. I grind my wheat and then my flax in a coffee grinder. I need to use flax in more things.

OnMyWay2Glory said...

I sprinkle flax seed on my cereal and yogurt. I have been working on my food storage for 20 months. Love it! Sure do need a grain mill!!

Tricia said...

I am interested in entering the drawing. I was excited to find your site. I am wanting to learn about healthy things to use.

Mountain View Academy said...

I love flax!! Spelt is my new favorite for pizza dough!! My tip is not for grains, but for water storage (it is my favorite!)

For all of you who can foods, when the jars are empty, fill them up with good water and seal. The jars take up space no matter what, and now you have a little extra water storage :)

Debbie said...

We put ground flax seeds into our smoothies. My kids automatically go to the cupboard to get it whenever I say we're going to make smoothies. :)

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Great prices at your website, I have been looking for a reliable source for spelt. I find spelt helps me with regulating my blood sugar. Thanks...Pam

charlotte said...

I use flaxseed and spelt all the time in my bread. I love how it keeps my bosy working.

charlotte said...

I use flaxseed and spelt in mu bread and I love the flavor and texture it offers.

Melanie Nydegger said...

I have never heard of spelt before - it was very interesting to learn about it. You have made it so easy to know how to start incorporating it into our diets! Thank you!!!

Kelly in PA said...

Interesting info about spelt and flax seed,. I had no idea flax seed could be used as a substitute for oil. I'd love to win the contest. :)

Teapot Girl said...

I just went through your website, and I can't agree more about the taste of home canned goods. It is a much better product than what's found in the stores, and I know exactly what's going in it. I'm also glad you are having the giveaway - Flaxseed is a great giveaway!

TK said...

Am excited to learn flax can be an egg substitute! Also very interested in reading the rest of your site to learn about spelt. Entering in the Parade of Giveaways.

Anonymous said...

Oh how I would love to win this. Flaxseed is a treasure for health. Thanks for this good give away.
Barbara

littledochy said...

Oooo, this would be a fun one to try. I love to bake and I've been learning how to incorporate food storage into everything. (Substituting beans for oil, for example). Thanks for being part of the parade of giveaways.

Tam said...

glad to have found you, thanks for the givaway, I'm looking to learn more about grains and seeds.

Shelby said...

I'm excited to learn more about your site and what you have to offer. Thanks for the useful information.

I am interested in entering the drawing.

whelbysalker@gmail.com

Susan Irving said...

I'm vegetarian and use flax for the omega 3 benefits. This would be a welcomed addition to my newbie food storage. Yay for Parade of Giveaways! Good luck everyone.

stacy said...

I'm new to your site and love it! I have added flax to smoothies for a long time but I know nothing about spelt. Hope to win the giveaway!

Sassy said...

I love your blog! It is so useful. Thanks for keeping it going :) I recently found this and love it. I would love to win. Thanks for the consideration.

Kathy said...

I was surprised to learn about the substitute for eggs. I will be visiting your site for more information.

ladygarnett said...

I love your site very informative and your selection of items are great, I cant wait to try the recipes on here some sound sooo yummy. I would love to learn more about your ideas for food storage and am excited about the parade of giveaways hope im one of the lucky ones

Rachel G said...

My husband and I have just started trying flaxseed in our meals. Our favorite is in Muesli for breakfast. Yum! Thanks for offering this in the Parade of Giveaways!

...Sheri said...

I love to use flax. I use it in my bread, pancakes and love to sprinkle it in my yogurt!

family2care4 said...

I look forward to trying flax in my diet.

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

Hello! I've had a hard time finding a flaxseed I trust- so excited to hear about yours!!

candy at fiber dot net

Family said...

I used to think that it was too hard to use freshly ground flax, but now I use it several times a week. I bought a $5 coffee grinder and my container of flax and the grinder sit right next to each other. It takes less than one minute to grind 1/2 cup and I just wipe out the inside of the grinder and put it all away! So simple and so good for you! Thanks for entering me into your contest!

Us said...

I'd like to enter the contest for the Flax Seed giveaway and while I'm at it I have a question: Can you recommend something to grind it with. I looked for Coffee Grinders and Spice Grinders at my local WalMart but they don't have any. Where would you suggest purchasing one of these? Also is there a difference between the dark red flax seed from Bob Red Mill and the Idaho Golden flax seed?

Thanks!
Jen

Andrea said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I love using flax seed in homemade granola.

ConradF said...

I'd not heard the term spelt before, but my wife does use flax when cooking, and I now look for it in my cereals. Thank you for holding this contest, good luck to all!

Casey said...

I was excited to find your blog, and to learn more about uses for flax seed. We are trying to eat more healthy at our place, and you have some great information. I am excited to enter the Parade of Giveaways, and hope to win!

Terra said...

I am definitely a newbie as far as using flaxseed; I bought a bag a while back and it is still sitting in my cupboard because I didn't know what to do with it. I'm looking forward to searching your site and learning some great ideas for using it. Thanks for the opportunity to win a bag, I know now I'll have a use for it!

Tina Melendy said...

Flax seed is a good way to get omega 3. i'm excited to learn more from you I'm off to read more of your blog! Hope to win the Parade of Giveaways!

Cassie J said...

I'm so excited about this giveaway! I am also new to flaxseed, but would love to learn more about it.

Wendy said...

I've only recently become aware of the benefits of flaxseed and I keep intending to find out more about it and how to use it. I'm glad I found your website and would love to enter the drawing.

Lisa W. said...

I read with interest the properties of the spelt--heart healthy, Omega 3 fats, high fiber--and can see the benefits and the need for storing it with other necessities. I would love to try the flaxseed and want to be in the parade of giveaways. Thanks for providing such helpful information and products!

Ginger and Taylor said...

I'm excited to learn more about spelt. I make bread all the time and really want to learn how to add it to my bread.

The Cochran Zoo said...

Flax Seed is a great Omega 3. I am interested in more ways to incorporate it into my diet. I mix it in with breads now.

Robin said...

I have heard to add ground flaxseed to your hot cereal but I hadn't tried it yet as I couldn't find unground flaxseed in the grocery store. I am so excited to be able to try it now!
Please enter me in your contest. Thank you.

Stephanie said...

Just recently heard about flax and how to incorporate it into foods. Love that your site refers to places we can buy for good prices.

Marissa and Scott Bunker said...

I'm excited to find a good source of these healthy grains. I never knew that you could substitute flax for eggs. I'll have to try that. Please enter me in your giveaway too!

Jill said...

I think it's great that you gan use flax instead of eggs! But I read someplace else that flax seed can spoil. Is this right? And, if so how can I ensure that doesn't happen? I've started buying flax seed for my spiced nut and seed mix. It's sooo yummy.

Mandy said...

You have a great site! I love to throw flax seed in whatever I'm baking for breakfast--muffins, pancakes, waffles, etc. It gives the kids something great to start their day.

J-Lo said...

What great information on flax seed! I would like to enter the parade of giveaways, please:)

Megan Reed said...

I would love to try this product. I hope I win the contest:) email:leggomymego11@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

being gluten intolerant, I use flax seed. If you want to increase the use of the great tiny dynamo of a seed, put some ground flaxseed on oatmeal, in meatballs, and in bread. The golden is undetectable in color and great for hiding in foods!

Cheyenne said...

Thanks for having this giveaway! This is my first time to your site and certainly not the last! I am very interested in how you farm and prepare food storage. My husband and I have thought a lot about the benefits of farming and the amazing lessons it would teach our kids. Can't wait to follow your blog!

cheyenne robertson said...

Thanks again! PS--here is my email!

Andy said...

I learned a lot by visiting your site. This information is so valuable. Thanks!

~Rebekah~ said...

This blog is new to me. Thank you for sharing information on golden Flax. I have regular brown and just recently heard about golden. I know nothing about spelt and as a type II diabetic, looks like from one of your commenters that it lowers blood sugars. I plan to come back here and learn more from you.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Bonnie Wetmore said...

I am definitely interested in the parade of giveaways. But I am also trying to get in gear with my food storage and your info is helpful with my cooking ventures!!!

Sue Uhlig said...

Thanks for all the information on your blog. I sure enjoyed getting "lost" with all your links and recipes. This is the push I needed to get back to canning after 20 years of not. This time I have the help of adult daughters... yeah!!!! Grandma Sue

Ann said...

I am new to your website, but it looks very informative. I look forward to learning more!

Romie said...

I used to use flax a lot but ran out of it and have gotten out of the habit. But I love it fresh ground from my little coffee grinder and put in pancakes. I've also used it several times when I've been out of eggs for baking, its worked great every time.

kmogilevski said...

I recently discovered flax seeds, so I'm excited to hopefully win a bag of it!

katie s said...

I would love to get into food storage

katie dot schneider at 53 dot com

debbieo said...

Food storage just makes sense. It sure helps when money gets tight. My husband was out of work for over 6 months and we did fine because of our food storage. I like being able to help others too.

Lisa said...

I am always working on my food storage. I just found your sight through the give-a-way. I will add your blog to the blogs I follow. I will visit again.

Mom 2 Many said...

Learning so much about food storage! Can't wait to build up our pantry for our family of 8 plus 3 cats and 2 dogs!!

Trimble said...

Flaxseed is vital in my family's life as I have two sons with egg allergies. We use flaxseed to replace eggs and I throw it in smoothies, applesauce, granola and all sorts of things. Hope to win!

adia 79 at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

I'm new to the flax seed world but i've been amazed to learn about the healthy properties and it's so easy to use. i love it!

TaraLee said...

I love flax in bread, pancakes, muffins and it's pretty much a nutty delicious spoonful when freshly ground. :D thanks for the giveaway and great site!!

Wendy said...

I've heard so many good things about flaxseed, but it's hard to come by in our remote area. Would love to try it!

Lots 2 Luv Designs said...

I have used some flaxseed in recipes, but not sure about how to put into our daily lives. I am interested in entering the parade of giveaways

Blake and Rachele Burtenshaw said...

This is the first time I have heard of this website, but I love all the recipes. I am interested in entering the parade of giveaways.

Viggie's Veggies said...

I like to put flax in my green smoothies :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Barbara said...

I've never heard of spelt before, but am excited to learn about it now! You need to add a "follower" button to your blog -- I'd love to follow you but couldn't find a follower button. (There may be another way, but I'm technologically challenged. )

Barbara said...

I've never heard of spelt before, but am excited to learn about it now! You need to add a "follower" button to your blog -- I'd love to follow you but couldn't find a follower button. (There may be another way, but I'm technologically challenged. )

Tiffany @ As For My House said...

My mom used to put flax in our hot cereal as kids... I'd like to get back to adding it to *my* family's diet!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kanga said...

I have heard of the benefits of flaxseed before, but I learned something new today! I did not know that ground flaxseed mixed with water could be used as an egg substitute in baking! I am definitely going to be trying that one! Thanks!

This is a nice giveaway!!

janelle stubbs said...

I'm always looking for new ways to add fiber and healthy ingredients to all my baking. I've never used flaxseed before though and would like to start!

Beth said...

Your homemade bread recipe looks good!

bethwillis01@gmail.com

Jan said...

What a nice giveaway! My only question is: do you have to grind flaxseed to get the nutrients? If you eat it whole, is it less nutritious?

Miriam said...

I love this giveaway! I don't think many people know all the health benefits of flaxseed. I love to add it to yogurt and salads. Thanks again!

Julie Galloway said...

I never knew that flaxseed can replace eggs! that's so wonderful because my husband is allergic to eggs and now I can make all my favorite yummy treats and he can enjoy them too!

jubalee 77 at yahoo dot com

UC said...

Can you eat flaxseed whole or does it have more nutritional value when ground up? Thanks! Please enter me in the Parade of Giveaways!

Anonymous said...

Well, since my husband had a stroke due to a birth defect, he hasn't been drinking coffee, so I could use that coffee grinder for flaxseed. I'd like to experiment with that a bit. You can contact me at k_g25 @ rocket mail . com

Alison said...

Thanks for having a giveaway! I am signing up for your newsletter to-I can't tolerate wheat, and am trying to learn more about flax & spelt anyway.

Swenson said...

Honestly I just wanted to enter the contest, but I have now bookmarked your blog. It is a great resource that I wish I had known about sooner!

Marla said...

I'm working on becoming gluten-free, however, spelt flour doesn't seem to bother me. I lvoe your site and have signed up to follow it. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway.

koinonia572001@yahoo.com

MOM said...

I just discovered your site and will be check it out on a regular basis now. I have used flaxseed some in the past and understand its benefits but haven't learned how to use it properly. I look forward to learning more. Thank you

ibscrapaholics said...

So glad I found your contest. I am 55 years old and my mom is still giving me advise. She just told me yesterday to start using Flaxseed AND to keep it in the fridge so it will stay fresher! Thanks mom. I guess I better get some, but hopefully I will win some first!

Julie said...

Hi again! It's been a while! I just came to check out what was happening at your blog! It looks great and what a great time to check it out again:) I would love to get the canning equipment from your other website some day. I grew up watching my mom do all that you do but I still need to learn it all for myself and my family! Thanks for awesome tips!

-Julie
www.mylilbudgetbook.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I was excited to see the information about baking with spelt. I have used spelt in the past and had a little trouble getting my bread to rise as high as when I used wheat. The information you provided was very helpful and I am excited to try it out! I would also love to win your giveaway.

Thanks.

Kitty said...

I like the site and learned something. I signed up for the email newsletter also.

Kitty said...

Does anyone know: Are there any attachments for Kitchen Aid or Oster to grind grain?

Emily said...

Great giveaway. Pleased to find your site. I would love to add more flaxseed to my baking and morning smoothies!

me/mom/NANA said...

I had a hard time finding spelt bread when I wanted to make ezekiel bread. I found it in the only health food store that is rumored to be going out of business. It is great to have found your site. I am going to love the recipes as well.

me/mom/NANA said...

I had a hard time finding spelt bread when I wanted to make ezekiel bread. I found it in the only health food store that is rumored to be going out of business. It is great to have found your site. I am going to love the recipes as well.

Dianne said...

Flax is good ground up and put a couple of tablespoons of it into a glass of grape juice, both very good for you. I would love to be entered into the prize giveaway.

Jude said...

I have recently discovered how delicious flaxseed can be added to oatmeal - it really gives it a nutty flavor - very delicious!! It has so many health benefits w/ the Omegas and so forth - thanks for the info - this site is fantastic - I look forward to learning much more!

dede said...

Glad I found this website thro the giveaway!! Will be back to check out again. Thanks

SOAR said...

I'm interested in the giveaway and thank you so much for the tip on using flaxseed as an egg substitute. I emailed the article to a friend whose son has severe allergies and they find baking without eggs such a challenge. Thanks so much!

Aimee said...

I've never used golden flax and I've never heard about using them as an egg substitute! I love regular flax in my breads. Yum!

I hope I win!

Kate said...

Wow! So much information, it boggles the mind! I want to try the flax seed and am interested in the Parade of Giveaways.

Erin said...

I've never used flaxseed, because I didn't know how to use it. It sounds like I can use it in just about any recipe that has flour! What a fun giveaway.

Janna said...

I'm always looking for ways to "sneak" more health into my family's diet, and would love to win the parade of giveaways!

Celese said...

I had never heard of your website before! I am so glad I learned about it. I would love to win the flaxseed in the parade of Giveaways! What a great thing to give away.

jim.carroll said...

I have to admit, the first thing that comes to my mind when I read "spelt" is a small fish.

Now, though, you've got me thinking of how to use spelt and flaxseed to make pizza crusts.

mmmmm ... spelt

Daniel Pederson said...

It's great that you offer food items in bulk. I've been looking for more websites that offer bulk foods.

kanaha said...

We use a lot of flax seeds in baking. I just got a grinder to use, just for this purpose.

mekei said...

i would like to enter the giveaway. thank you for sharing with us something that is heart-healthy. people need to remember that beyond a 72-hour kit, nutrition becomes important. and so do taste and texture. we live in 'hurricane' country. believe me. and if you have kids at home - store a new game. what a great distraction when you are stuck boarded up in a house for days. you can have good memories from bad times. we always remember 'club katrina'.

Robin said...

I've just recently started learning about flax seed. And I've never heard of Spelt. Your website was very informative, and I look forward to learning more, and trying all these new foods!

sbdunn said...

I love putting flaxseed in my oatmeal and whenever I make cookies I put flaxseed meal in it. :o)

Helen said...

This is the first time I've seen your blog - and I'm impressed!

Re food storage (I haven't tried flax seed YET - but it's on the way!) - I've done food storage for years. When I lived on the farm we called it preparing for winter!

When I bought from a food cooperative we called it buying in bulk!

Now I'm in a fair to middlin' city - and it's food storage! And I'm a strong advocate.

I even have my son started on it as well - he has bought and created his emergency preparedness kit, and is working on a 30 day food storage. Is STRONGLY interested in my food dehydrator as well as flour grinder. :)

Having consumed quite a bit this past year - I am checking cans to make sure I have the year date on them, updating present inventory and will be buying in more.

Anonymous said...

Great site! I've not seen it before now-I am always looking for ways to improve on my homemade bread. Thanks!

Cherlynn said...

Oh I do love flax seed meal and seeds. I put it in everything! Great site!

MJ said...

I know that we need to be prepared and I am looking into various items to put in my food storage. I have heard of spelt and flax, but have never used them. I think now would be a good time to start.

LindaR said...
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LindaR said...

I've been researching hundreds of blogs and websites on Emergency Prep & Food Storage and most of them have not been what I was looking for or interested in. Your website has it all...great information, beautiful design AND it's laid out in a way that I'm interested in pursuing! Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi. I would love to be entered in your parade of giveaways, and would especially like to enter the giveaway sponsored by HiStakes-spelt.com

Of all the websites I have visited HiStakes-spelt.com has been the most user friendly and the one I return to time and time again :)

The prices are great, the recipes are awesome and I like the wonderful suggestions they give on products as well as their overall friendly attitude.

Thanks to you and HiStakes for making the flaxseed available to a lucky winner.

Blessings,
Terry

p.s. dont quite understand the "choose an identity" question so I picked Anonymous .

herblady said...

I like to make my own bread and flaxseed is a wonderful, nutritious food to add to it. It's a powerhouse of nutrition, in fact. That's why I would like to be entered into yourt drawing. Thank you!

hrbeck_98 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Flaxseed is the one thing I take daily! I love the nutty taste and the health benefits it gives me! Your http://www.histakes-spelt.com/ is amazingly helpful! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

Deb G
Meridin, ID

Jess said...

I'm so excited to learn that flaxseed can be used as an egg substitute! My youngest was recently diagnosed with an egg allergy, and I've been wondering how to deal with it. What a great, healthy alternative!

Anonymous said...

I love flax seed, especially golden flax. great in chocolate chip cookies. I did visit your spelt site but, since I'm gluten intolerant, I can't use spelt, although I have loved using it before the diagnosis. thanks

Honey said...

As a vegan momma to three monkeys we are simply biscuit hounds and carb it up on a regular basis. I love that you're sharing alternatives to eggs (replacing your egg with flax in your recipe.)

It's been a while since I've been on the girls blog (food storage made easy) but signed up for the 7 day challenge, checked out the new posts and saw you. I'm enjoying the blog and we LOVE flax.

It goes in our bread, our pasta, our smoothies, our yougurt... flax rocks and so does food storage! :)

Honey

renal said...

I have some insulin resistance so I limit my flour to very high fiber flours and I often use a combination of ground flax seed with ground almonds to make my "flour" for muffins and other baked goods. I often make the 5 minute "cake in a mug," recipe which I have adapted for my muffins with no sugar and it works great for times when I am in a hurry or away from home! I love flax!

tami said...

I've never used flaxseed but have been anxious to learn more about it. I like that you can use it as an egg substitute. Hopefully with a giveaway I can learn first hand;)

Keri said...

I've just recently started experimenting with flax as an egg replacement. I look forward to finding more about it from your site. Please enter me in the contest.

Anonymous said...

We use flax seed (freshly ground of course) in our 14 grain bread. Love it! Lorie
pansy567@msn.com

Mandy H. said...

Just learning about Flax. Purchased some recently for the first time from Costco. Now I add it to my smoothies, my homemade granola bars and breads! YUM. Can't wait to learn more ...

Basically, I would LOVE to enter the giveaway. haha. :)

"Flax" so much!!

Elizabeth said...

i was excited to find your site through the Food Storage Made Easy Parade of Giveaways. I discovered spelt when my son was a baby due to his wheat allergy. As I've been focusing more on food storage I've been wishing I could find spelt to store so we could use spelt flour...so coming across your site was serendipitous!

Elizabeth Christiansen

Kelli said...

I would love to win this on the Parade of giveaways. I've heard that flaxseed is good for you but I've never tried it. I didn't realize that it could be an egg substitute! Thanks for your great website full of lots of healthy, useful information.

Dene Brock said...

What a great site! I love finding new blogs sharing info on great products and self-sufficiency topics. I've used flaxseed for years and will definitely take a look at your offerings.

AnnMarie said...

I love that you are giving away flaxseed for the Parade of Giveaways. I like using it whole in homemade granola. I also like to use ground flaxseed as an addition to flour. I ran out recently and need to get some more! It's so easy to add into flour or granola--not noticeable but adds some great nutrition.

paulukon at yahoo dot com

Sheri said...

I haven't heard of spelt before. I do know about the health benefits of flaxseed, and have used it. Thank you for having this giveaway - it is exciting !

Sabra Palmer said...

I have never heard of being able to use flaxseed as an egg substitute. What a great thing to know for food storage too. Sometimes I will add flax to my kids food. They don't notice it is in the food and it is great for them!! Thanks for sharing with us.
I would love for you to enter me in the parade of giveaways. Thanks so much.

SEASONS CHANGING said...

I don't know much about spelt (yet!) but I love to use flaxseed in my protein smoothies. I throw some in the blender with the yogurt, frozen fruit and protein powder. Grinds up with the fruit, etc. Works great and I love it! Please enter me in the Parade of Giveaways. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I really like your blog. Pretty and informative. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone.

nonmalum said...

That is an incredibly specific blog. Hahaha, I like it.

I wish we all ate as healthily as you seem to manage!

Thanks for the tips and the giveaway.

-nonmal

Tricia Childers said...

My family has been a Bosch Kitchen Machine family for more than 30 years. Now, my daughter is learning to make bread with it and when she graduates high school in May, she will probably receive one. Just started using flax seed meal in our homemade protein bars. Looking forward to using it more frequently.

TeeK59 said...

Glad I found this give-away. I always enjoy my daily peanut butter, jelly, and flaxseed

Heidi and Jeff said...

I have never tried flaxseed...but another person's comment talked about helping with arthritis...interesting since my wife has arthritis. I am in the market for a wheat grinder and found your site helpful in comparing the different types, especially liked that you narrowed it down to the top four.
Thanks, Jeff

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. :) It has been so helpful with our food storage. We try to put flax seed in most of our bake goods. Sprinkling on cereal is good also.

~Yvette
yvette@im4christ(dot)org

Dr. R said...

Flax seed is a great way to get Omega 3 fatty acids for heart health and fighting inflammation without risking exposure to mercury contamination in fish. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Nancy said...

I'm new to your blog and to flaxseed - there's some good info here! I like the egg substitution too! Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks.

Melinders said...

I LOVE flaxseed in my yogurt and ice cream or just on top of my fruit. I'm looking forward to finding out more ways to use it.

Anonymous said...

I would love more information and receipes for spelt and flax in your newsletter.

Frankly Mary said...

This is a reminder to me to use flax again, like I used to! I am excited about this site that promotes concepts about food that I agree with.
*Crossing fingers for flax seed*

Darlene said...

I would love to try some alternate grains. Spelt sounds like a winner for nutrition.

Anne-Marie A said...

i'm new to your site. would love to start incorporating more whole grains in my baking, especially flaxseed. thanks

Chris said...

Flax makes a great oil substitute! Use 3 to 1 instead of vegetable oil, shortening, butter. For instance, replace 1/4 cup oil with 3/4 cup ground flax meal. It has tons of fiber along with healthy omega-3 fats!

I would like to enter your drawing!

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