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Happy Snowy March to everyone! I am just returning from a week in CO Springs. I missed out on the snow removal, but loved on my three darling granddaughters, wonderful son & amazing daughter in law! We are so blessed. Taking advantage of better shipping rates right from the main suppliers, I had both Coconut Milk powder & the mini ‘Reeses’ cups sent to the Colorado Loews. Hallelujah, the last of the Fall back orders can now be filled!

The Mexican Fiesta was a huge success! Debbie, as usual, made it all look so easy; easy enough for even me to try it! Everyone loved the meals, very little leftovers! Look for several recipes at the end of this Update.

Look for emails in March regarding the Spring Order Cycle. Remember, placing your Palmer Granary order by the first week of April, you’ll save 10% on consumables when you pay with cash or check – 7% on credit card purchases. If you want to place a special bulk item order, shoot me an email & I’ll see about ordering that for you…. something like a specialty grain, oil, etc. Let me know if there is something I should add to the price list. If several folks want it, then probably others would too.


All classes & events are held at our home on Lazy Mountain, unless otherwise noted.

$10/person for the Saturday bread classes & $15/person for the special cooking classes.


WHOLE GRAINS 101, GETTING STARTED ~ Saturday, March 3 at 10 AM (note time change from previous announcements). Learn all the basics about grains, bake some bread, eat pizza, and take home cinnamon rolls. $10/per person


SPRING CO-OP ORDER CYCLE ~ To save money on consumables, keep your eyes peeled for the spring order cycle announcement in mid March. Don’t place your order yet, as I need to develop the order form, but just want to get you thinking about it! Here’s a peak preview of a couple of new items…

  • Dried Figs ~ amazingly soft & chewy. So delicious, my hubby loves munching on a few.

  • 2 gallon pails with gamma lids or regular lids.



A MEXICAN EASTER BREAKFAST CLASS ~ Tuesday, March 27th at 6 pm. Let’s whip up some of the delicious recipes we DID NOT serve at the Mexican Fiesta. Mexican Potatoes with Chorizo (homemade sausage) with Chile Rellenos & Chorizo Casserole, New Mexico Spoon Bread, & Toasted Oat, Coconut & Almond Granola. One of the Hot Chocolate recipes & Fruit Salad will round out the evening. You might want to pick up one of the notebooks by the end of the feast!





APHEA Homeschool Convention ~ Friday & Saturday, April 6 & 7th, at Muldoon Christian Assembly. Go to their website for all the details. http://aphea.org/convention/ Find us in the Vendors Exhibit Hall. You don’t want to miss it!


MINI MEXICAN FIESTA ~ Tuesday, April 10th, 6 pm. If you missed the full length event, Terry Vogus & I will share some of our new skills. We will start with corn & flour tortillas. Let us know if you have some other requests from the notebook. It is all good!


WHOLE GRAINS 101 ~ Saturday, April 14th at 10 am. Any requests for the type of bread class you would like to attend? We aim to please!


From the dessert section, this one looks easy enough…


By Debbie Deitz of Wholy Homemade

     ¾ C milk                                             ¼ C butter

2 eggs, beaten                                  3 C all-purpose sifted flour, whole grain of course!

1 t baking powder                                 1 t salt

fat/oil for frying                                      anise (traditional) or maple syrup


  1. In saucepan, heat milk and butter to boiling, take off heat to allow to cool.

  2. Stir in beaten eggs. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until well mixed.

  3. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth (2-3 minutes).

  4. Cut and shape into 20 balls. Allow to rest at least 10 minutes.

  5. Roll each ball into a 4” circle.

  6. Heat frying oil to 375*.Fry a few bunuelos at a time, until golden brown. Drain onto paper toweling.

  7. Drizzle with syrup of choice…serve while warm.


ANISE SYRUP: In saucepan, bring 1 C packed dark brown sugar (or piconcillo), 1 C water, and 1 T anise seed to a full boil. Reduce heat and boil gently, uncovered, 10-15 minutes of until syrup is thickened.

Makes ¾ cup.


Debbie made a huge batch of this Guacamole. Not a teaspoon left at the end of lunch! Moral to that story… get it while the getting is good!



By Debbie Deitz of Wholy Homemade


4 ripened avocados                                  1 lime

2 cloves garlic, minced                             1 roma tomato, diced

½ small sweet onion, diced small

1 jalapeno, seeded and minced fine

dash cumin                                                salt to taste


1. Mash avocados in medium mixing bowl, with fork or pastry cutter.

2. Squeeze juice from lime over the avocado. Add tomato, garlic, onion, jalapenos and cumin and stir until mixed.

3. Add salt to taste.

4. If desired, add 3 T fresh cilantro to the guacamole



By Debbie Deitz of Wholy Homemade


1 C long grain brown rice                                8 oz tomatoes, diced with juice

1 medium onion, chopped                              1 garlic clove, minced

2 T olive oil                                                      1 C water (or chicken broth)

½ t salt (¼ t if using broth)                              ½ t cumin

1 fresh green chile, trimmed and chopped


1. Heat oil in medium sized heavy skillet. Add rice, onion, and garlic and cook over medium heat until rice becomes slightly brown to golden brown in color and onion is translucent, stirring as to not burn or stick to bottom of pot.

2. Add tomatoes with juice, green chile, the water/broth, salt and cumin.

3. Cover and let cook over medium heat until tender (in a regular pan that will be approximately 50 minutes, in the Sizzle pot that will be about 40 minutes, and in a pressure cooker it will be about 20 minutes.)

4. Remove cover, toss rice with fork, return cover and allow rice to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.




Hope to see you around the Granary soon! If we can bring something to Anchorage on a Sunday or Wednesday, we can do that! Regular store hours are Tuesday s from 3 to 7 & again on Saturday from 10 to noon. But give a call, if we are home, happy to meet your needs in the Granary!



If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves,

and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;

then will i hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin,

and will heal their land.       2 Chronicles 7:14


Margaret Loew

Wholy Living LLC


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Palmer AK 99645




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