February 24, 2021

It's a grind.

52 comments:

chuck said...

Ah, memories. Now you need a couple of goats in the back yard and a cream separator to go with them. Maybe some chickens for eggs.

Lucid-Ideas said...

Only ginkgosexuals use the grinder. It's a choice. Ginkgophobes keep the fruit kernels unmolested. It's the preferred orientation.

tcrosse said...

You need a monkey with a tin cup.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Martha is impressed.

Meade said...

If I were a miller
And a mill wheel grinding
Would you miss your colored blouse
And your soft shoes shining?


June and Johnny

paulgo said...

Flour power!

Needed the second grind.

Ann Althouse said...

"Would you miss your colored blouse..."

Did you grind it up into the bread?!

mezzrow said...

need a new tag for ASMR video

Looking for the butter churn jar next. Wisconsin, you know?

madAsHell said...

I'm so old that I can remember back when you could buy GrapeNuts at the grocery store.

narciso said...

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madAsHell said...

He clamped that coffee grinder to your new countertops??

Joe Smith said...

Fanny Foxe approves...

Joe Smith said...

'Fanne.'

RigelDog said...

Love that bowl but boy is that the wrong size and shape for the project!

Rick.T. said...

Grindhouse the sequel!

JZ said...

I guess I understand why it’s called hard winter wheat. The emphasis is on ‘hard’.

Ken B said...

Go for double-zero!

California Snow said...

I remember grinding stuff like that by hand. Then my parents bought a big stone grinder and life was much easier. The impact grinders now are much louder but also work well and are quite fast.

Tomcc said...

There's some history in that grinder! Glad to see it being put to proper use. Also: get a bigger bowl and clean up that mess!

Deb said...

I was a Miller once.

Bill Peschel said...

I wonder how the bread tasted. Any different?

mccullough said...

Taking the term From Scratch to its origins.

Skeptical Voter said...

Hard red winter wheat--it's a northern thing. Nothing like the soft wheat that goes into southern biscuits.

But here in foodie Los Angeles there are a couple of "artisanal shops" that will grind flour to your order.

chickelit said...

Digging the hair shirt on Meade.

Quayle said...

Boy, that'll clean you out unless you're used to it.

Quayle said...

The bread, I mean.

Rick.T. said...

Hard red winter wheat--it's a northern thing. Nothing like the soft wheat that goes into southern biscuits.
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Protein/gluten

FullMoon said...

madAsHell said... [hush]​[hide comment]

He clamped that coffee grinder to your new countertops??



Disappointing. I expected surprise ending when countertop breaks.
And, not the only one here who figured they could hook up a cordless drill to that old thing.

Mikey NTH said...

My grandfather had a hand mill to grind grain.

Inga said...

“Hard red winter wheat--it's a northern thing. Nothing like the soft wheat that goes into southern biscuits.”
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Indeed! I wish northern states sold White Lily flour.

Charlie Currie said...

"Meade said...
If I were a miller
And a mill wheel grinding
Would you miss your colored blouse
And your soft shoes shining?"

Tim Hardin

Dave Begley said...

How about that colorful picture in the background? Looks cool. I'm assuming Ann painted it.

Charlie Currie said...
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Charlie Currie said...

My mother and grandmothers had grinders like that for grinding meat and hash. Would like to have one now, but I don't have a counter or breadboard or table to clamp it on to.

I have each of those. My breadboard sits atop my counter, which is granite and doesn't have a lip to attach it to, nor does my Danish dining table.

Modern problems.

SDaly said...

How many oranges could you fit in that bowl? (Only long time Althouse readers will understand that reference.)

wildswan said...

Wheat dreams
Are made of this,
The gluten-sensitive sigh.
Wheat dreams;
Days gone by.

More practically, I firmly decided to get that Trader Joe bagel-topper so as to get that bagel taste on my gluten-free cardboard "bagels." And I think I'll use the stimulus to get a doughnut pan. (If I ever see that check which the Dems have cut down from the $2000 they promised.)

TeaBagHag said...

That’s beautiful to watch.

tcrosse said...

I love the smell of grain.

MadisonMan said...

What's the Avocado tree's name? (I have forgotten). It's looking pretty large.

madAsHell said...

who figured they could hook up a cordless drill to that old thing.

In Joe Biden's world, that was a Harold Lloyd TV show.

Joe Smith said...

All I know is, AA and Meade have our same cabinets (or very close) which we are now in the process of painting after 22 years : )

Quaestor said...

Something raw celery, I presume -- it takes as much energy to chew and digest as it's likely to yield.

Quaestor said...

You need a monkey with a tin cup.

Organ grinder (n) A radical feminist with appropriate tools.

Bunkypotatohead said...

Barley malt is easier to mill and you can make something useful and tasty to drink with it.
I don't know what use winter wheat would be.

Quaestor said...

Did you grind it up into the bread?!

Probably a reference to everything in an old-fashioned mill being covered in flour dust.

I used to buy alfalfa cubes and crimped oats at a country watermill. The owner converted to an engine-driven mill at some point in the past, but the waterwheel and the mill race were still usable. If asked, the miller would put the wheel in gear and the runner stone would begin to turn. White flour dust coated everything.

Bob said...

SF writer Cedar Sanderson posted a recipe for Russian Black Bread and eating the results, and I commented there that I'd like to try medieval barley bread at some point, and she replied that it, too, is hard to grind. I linked your video in her comments.

mikee said...

You say grinder, I say matate.

Tomato, tomahto, potato,potahto. Let's call the whole thing off.

Meade said...

“What's the Avocado tree's name? (I have forgotten). It's looking pretty large.”

Arthur. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recurring_features_in_Mad_(magazine)

tcrosse said...

Milling that hard, red winter wheat is what gave Minneapolis its start.

MadisonMan said...

My favorite Mad word has always been veeblefetzer. Didn't know the story behind Arthur, and never really noticed such a plant in the magazine!

Ryan said...

"Skeptical Voter said...But here in foodie Los Angeles there are a couple of "artisanal shops" that will grind flour to your order."

LA has some good bread. I was at Lodge Bread Co. in Culver City yesterday and bought a delicious whole grain loaf - they mill their own wheat and also will sell you fresh ground 80/20 flour.

Growing up, my parents had a two wheat mills, one electric and one like the one Mead is using. I grew up on homemade fresh milled 100% whole wheat bread and cracked wheat hot cereal for breakfast. They would buy huge bags of Montana winter wheat for food storage.
My parents were VERY frugal and never splurged on anything, but this ended up being a very economical and delicious way to raise 7 children, with only one parent working.

Ann Althouse said...

"All I know is, AA and Meade have our same cabinets (or very close) which we are now in the process of painting after 22 years : )"

You have maple cabinets and you're painting over the natural wood? I can't understand that. My cabinets are 30 years old, but in fine condition. I can't imagine painting them!