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WOW, talk about a heat wave. This is the longest, hottest season I remember! Oh my, watering the garden like crazy! Lord, please send that ‘cloudy pillar’ to shade us during the day! A serious rain to douse the fire & clean the air would be amazing, too!



    Plan to come this Monday July 1st, between 3 & 7 pm, instead of Tuesday this week. We’ll be enjoying family camp the rest of the week of the 4th.

  •    As always, since we are almost on the way to ‘nowhere’, if you want to come up, just call my cell at 354-4115 or the home line at 745-5639. If we are here, serving you is our privilege, rarely a bother! We love our faithful customers.


Drum Roll, Please!


Bosch Universal Plus DEBUTS a new sleek, BLACK base with a STAINLESS STEEL BOWL! Who will be the first proud owner in Alaska? Just $499. Two are on their way north!

Our shiny BLACK BEAUTY features all the same powerful specs we know & love:

    •   800 watt motor with automatic transmission

    •   Dual motor functions: Belt drive for heavy duty mixing & the Direct Drive for the Blender

    •   Suction Feet for counter stability

    •   Pulse Mode + 4 speed mixing

    •   Safety features to protect fingers

    •   With the added bonus of the Stainless Steel 6.5 Quart Mixing Bowl with Dough Hook

    •  Wire Whips for lighter applications

    •  Check out our website for a dozen more attachments, literally a dozen, makes it the most versatile kitchen appliance on the market!

To celebrate the newest member of the Bosch Family, LChef announced a BOSCH KITCHEN GIVEAWAY worth $6000! Have you ever dreamed of a TOTAL BOSCH KITCHEN? Here’s your opportunity to win a…


    •   BOSCH Free Standing RANGE

    •   BOSCH DISHWASHER (super quiet & efficient)


    •   The new BLACK BOSCH UNIVERSAL PLUS or $500 cash!

Purchase either the white or black model Universal Plus, before December 31, 2019 to enter the drawing. Fill out the form on the Bosch Kitchen Giveaway Website, a simple minute process! Done!

Click the link for more details. http://www.wholyliving.com/documents/giveawayposter.pdf




The Ancient Grain Breakfast class was a super success this week, here is the recipe page so you can try some of those recipes at home.

Please call, text or email to reserve your spot! 354-4115 (cell) or 745-5639


Tuesday, July 23, 6 PM ~ Summer Lunches – tired of the same thing, here’s some fix ahead ideas:

Salad in a jar

Quinoa salad

Debbie’s Chickpea & Quinoa Salad pg 57

Sizzle Bean Soup in a Jar

Make Ahead Quiche

Spelt Einkorn Bread


Saturday, August 3rd, 10 AM ~ Bread Class ~ type TBA! Offer a suggestion.


Tuesday, August 13th, 6 PM ~ Dehydrator Class With all the harvest bounty, let’s preserve some of it for later. Let’s discuss & sample fruits, veggies, fruit leather, jerky (if someone would like to offer their jerky expertise), dehydrating sprouted grains,  beans, nuts, & seeds. We did this one last summer & it was great!


Saturday, August 31st, 2:30 ~ Sprouted Whole Grain Bread at the Hoskins Building – Alaska State Fairgrounds



With all these delicious sweet Alaska carrots growing all around us, this is a great way to enjoy the bounty!

I made a double batch & baked up 10 mini cakes in the man size muffin pans & froze them for future treats.




Browsing through one of my supplier’s website, this excellent info on coconut oil grabbed my attention. It has received a bum rap for a long time. However, it is one of the best ‘all purpose’ oils for you. It’s a quick read & check out all those unknown uses toward the end. It may be your answer for the nasty bug bites this summer! We have both the full flavor & unflavored coconut oil in stock if you get really inspired to restock your pantry.  Please note, if you use coconut oil as a face moisturizer as I do, don’t expect a tan on your face! My neck is a bit colorful, but not the face! ):

Coconut oil is also a tremendously popular ingredient in body balms, beauty treatments, anti-aging creams, and even hair care products because of its ability to lock in moisture without the use of petroleum-based ingredients or chemicals.


Health benefits of Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil has been demonized in the past because it contains saturated fat. In fact, coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fat known to man, with almost 90% of the fatty acids in it being saturated.

However, new data from large-scale studies is showing that saturated fats are not harmful – concluding, perhaps, that the whole “artery-clogging” idea was a myth. Not only that, coconut oil doesn’t contain your average run-of-the-mill saturated fats. About half of virgin coconut oil's saturated fat is lauric acid, a Medium Chain Triglyceride, which is known as a beneficial fatty acid that improves levels of "good" HDL cholesterol.

Medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are metabolized differently than the more-common, long chain fatty acids. MCTs are absorbed straight into the liver which then quickly converts into energy. And here’s the really good news… MCTs have been shown to improve cognitive function, boost energy levels, fight bacterial infection and viruses, and aid digestion.

MCTs in coconut oil provide a unique combination of appetite suppression – because MCTs make you feel full – and metabolism boosting that seems to produce results for people trying to lose weight. More specifically, coconut oil appears to be especially effective in reducing abdominal fat, which lodges in the abdominal cavity and around organs. This is the most dangerous fat of all and is associated with many Western diseases.

Coconut oil also contains lauric acid which makes it a strong immune booster. Additionally, coconut oil helps support liver health.  

At Azure we strongly encourage our customers to thoroughly research any new diet program or medicinal food. And always use moderation… too much coconut oil could be too much of a good thing.


Cooking and baking with Coconut Oil

In many ways, coconut oil is the perfect cooking oil; It’s healthy, stable, it does not go rancid and it has a relatively high smoke point. People in the coastal areas of Asia, particularly Southern India and The Philippines, have known this for centuries.

Coconut oil stands up beautifully to high heat. Its smoke point is adequate for every type of cooking, except deep frying. You can use coconut oil in place of butter, shortening and oil in most (if not all) of your baking.

Unlike most vegetable oils, coconut oil is solid at room temperature. In the cold winter months coconut oil is as hard as a rock. However, it will begin to liquefy quickly at 76°Fso if you’re in a warmer location, coconut oil may likely be liquid unless refrigerated. Don’t worry about a “liquid” forming on top of the coconut oil. This is completely normal. Remember, coconut oil will solidify if added to cold ingredients (i.e., eggs and milk) so it's best to make sure all ingredients in the recipe are at room temperature before you add the coconut oil.

Use virgin, unrefined coconut oil on certain roasted vegetables like sweet potatoes, and in some baked goods where a hint of coconut is complementary. But extra-virgin coconut oil doesn't belong everywhere. A little goes a long way, and too often the coconut flavor is overpowering. So if you’re making your own kale chips or roasting Brussels sprouts, it’s best to use the Azure Market refined, flavorless coconut oil.


11 Other uses for coconut oil


Moisturizing lotion. Coconut oil delivers a refreshing, healing, burst of moisture that penetrates your skin and works to truly heal it (not just soak in and dry up.) It can feel oily at first, but give it a minute and it will dry beautifully. A little goes a long way.


Hair conditioner.  Use it on your entire scalp/head for deep conditioning, or just use on your ends, where it’s the hardest for the body’s natural oils to reach, and where the most breakage occurs.


Make-up remover. Don’t turn for harsh, store bought products. Instead, go with coconut oil, which gently and safely removes all traces of make-up (and leaves your face feeling healthy and refreshed.)


Coffee creamer/booster.  Replace your routine cream and sugar with a spoonful of coconut oil. It sweetens just a tad, and adds a healthy energy boost that will keep you mentally and physically alert.


Bath Oil: Soften your bath water and your skin, and enjoy the pleasant aroma with a bit of coconut oil in your bath water.


Rash Soother: coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial when it comes to rashes, bug bites and other skin irritations. It’ll reduce swelling and help take the edge off the itching.


For dog allergies and canine skin problems. From the inside out, coconut oil can help nourish the dry, irritated, or inflamed skin or coat. It won’t cure your dog of his allergies, but it does help reduce the itching. Just melt and pour over your dog’s dinner.


Constipation Relief: Take a tablespoon of coconut oil every morning on an empty stomach to keep your digestive track running smoothly. It’ll also give you a nice, healthy boost of energy.


Nail and Cuticle Treatment. While there is a plethora of store-bought solutions for ragged cuticles and broken nails, they are typically over-priced and filled with weird ingredients. Coconut oil is better. Rub a little into your cuticles and over/around your nails to help smooth out flaws and encourage healthy growth.


Diaper cream. With its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral actions, plus its soothing and moisturizing benefits, it makes the ideal “DIY” diaper cream.


Wood polish. Most commercial wood polishes coat surfaces in a slick layer of synthetic chemicals, which makes the wood look all sleek and shiny…for a little while. Coconut oil, on the other hand, sinks into the wood and keeps it looking natural and healthy.




MORNING MOO milk flavored protein drink ~ 35# pail makes 35 gallons of delicious milk. We have enjoyed it for years! $140, reduced from $160. I have a dozen pails. I’d like to have about 4 on hand. When you make your own bread & milk, you save a bunch of $$$. How much do most folks spend when shopping for milk & bread? A LOT!


Interested in local grown honey? Contact my friend, LaVonne Sobek ~ 727-5731. Delicious.



Pray for our country! May the principles of our Founding Fathers unite our Nation. The enemy is hard at work to divide & conquer. With Christ, all things are possible! May your 4th of July celebration include some thoughtful pondering, reminding our children of their unique heritage!


Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40: 28 - 31


Margaret Loew

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