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Monday, April 1, 2019

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Oats - April Grain of the Month

For thousands of years oats have been considered an extremely nutritious food. In fact, records dating back more than 2,000 years show that oats were used as medicinal food - as a healing agent, skin moisturizer and cough reliever. Outside these medicinal uses, oats were primarily used only for animal feed until the discovery as a people food by the Germanic tribes. It is said that they made their "porridge of nothing else".

Despite this delicious discovery, up until the 19th century, Scotland and Ireland were the only regions where people still consumed oats. Oats grow best in cooler climates with plenty of rainfall, conditions inhospitable to most grains, which explains why they have remained popular in both these countries. 

Oats are particular high in the amino acid, glutamine, which has been shown to promote healing to the gastrointestinal tract and boost immune function. Along with barley, oats are an excellent source of soluble beta-glucan fiber. Recent studies show that beta-glucans help reduce cholesterol, control blood sugar levels, and improve immune function. Slow to digest, beta-glucans, help give oats their sustained feeling of fullness reputation.

In our recent St. Patrick's Irish Breakfast Class, Judith McLoughlin, author of The Shamrock and Peach cookbook, introduced us to a delicious overnight oatmeal that is sure to become a family favorite.

Most of us know of oat's "stick to your ribs" reputation and usually look to a bowl of hot steaming oatmeal for its warm comfort on a cold winter morning. Judith's refreshing take on oatmeal will give you all the satisfaction of a hearty breakfast more suitable for a warm spring or summer morning. But don't just savor this delicious treat for breakfast. It is equally satisfying for an afternoon "pick-me-up" or a light after dinner dessert. It's a make-ahead dish that can be used as a quick but nourishing grab and go meal.

Like all grains, oats are both nutritious and delicious. Why not try a bowl today?

Overnight Oats
(Bircher Muesli bowl with Chia Seeds, Macerated Strawberries Compote and Crunchy Walnuts)   (Serves 4)    

For the Muslei
*    2 cup jumbo rolled oats
*    2 Tbsp of Chai Seeds
*    ¼ teaspoon RealSalt
*    2 cups organic unfiltered apple juice
*    ¼ cup heavy whipping cream, or yogurt or combination of both
*    1 tsp vanilla

For the crunchy walnuts
*    4 oz walnuts     
*    1 Tbsp butter or organic coconut oil
*    1 Tbsp honey granules
*    Pinch of salt

For the Macerated Strawberries
*    2 cups of strawberries
*    2 Tbsp of maple syrup, or agave nectar
*    Squeeze of lemon
 

How to make it:
1.    To make the Bircher oatmeal mix the oats, chia seeds, salt, and apple juice in a large container and soak covered for 8 hours or overnight.  In the morning stir in the vanilla and heavy whipping cream and then refrigerate.
2.    In a skillet toast the walnuts with honey granules, butter and a little salt.  Set aside and cool.
3.    Slice the strawberries and toss them in the maple syrup, squeeze of lemon.  
4.    To serve divide overnight oats in to bowls and arrange berries on top, sprinkle with a few crunchy walnuts.



EVENTS


 

Real Bread - The Staff of Life
Thursday April 4, 2019
6:00PM - 8:30PM
Metter United Methodist Church
30 W Lillian St
Metter, GA 30439
Please RSVP to info@metterumc.com OR call 912-685-2777
OR for questions call Suzanne at 912-682-7044
Free Event
Light whole grain refreshments will be served

With all the negative information concerning grains published today, Sue will bring a timely message on the truth about wheat and grains. She will share the history of white flour and its effects on our health, as she discusses the correlation of the bread we eat and common health issues that plaque most of us. The facts given are Biblically based and scientifically proven. Sue's presentation is both informative and encouraging.




Real Bread - The Staff of Life
Friday April 5, 2019
6:30PM - 9PM
Central Baptist Church
1120 Lake Joy Rd
Warner Robbins, GA 31088
Contact: Christine DeWitt 478-225-8633 / mcdewitt02@gmail.com
Free Event
Light whole grain refreshments will be served

With all the negative information concerning grains published today, Sue will bring a timely message on the truth about wheat and grains. She will share the history of white flour and its effects on our health, as she discusses the correlation of the bread we eat and common health issues that plaque most of us. The facts given are Biblically based and scientifically proven. Sue's presentation is both informative and encouraging.



Getting Started
Saturday April 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taught by Sue Becker
Registration $18
Click here to register
 
Ready to enter the world of milling your own grains and making all your own breads? We will discuss all the necessary baking ingredients and types of wheat and equipment needed to make this lifestyle change not only possible but doable! We will demonstrate milling flour, mixing quick breads, kneading bread dough, and more. And best of all - you get to taste everything we make!!



Passover Celebration Meal
Friday Evening April 19, 2019
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Presented by Pastor Jamie Powell of Morning Star Church of Canton
Appetizers and fellowship start at 6:30 pm
Dinner and teaching will begin at 7 pm
Event is free.  Meat dish will be provided, please bring a dish to share!  To help us prepare for all who will attend, please RSVP (with number attending AND type of dish you are bringing) to Sue Becker by April 12 - sue@breadbeckers.com
 
You are invited to come and celebrate at Bread Beckers with Morning Star Church of Canton GA.

We can better celebrate our wonderful freedom in Christ by discovering Jesus in the events of the first Passover and the last meal shared with His first disciples.
We invite you to come learn with us as we share a meal together. Pastor Jamie Powell will share with us some of the rich, symbolic truths of seeing Jesus in this celebration and its significance to us as Christians.

Morning Star is the church home of Brad and Sue Becker. We are so pleased to be able to open up this event to all who want to attend, regardless of denomination or church affiliation with emphasis on how this celebration is important to all believers in Christ!



Mother Earth News Fair
Asheville NC 
April 27-28, 2019
 
The Bread Beckers will be at the Mother Earth News Fair in Ashville, NC with  a selection of our grains and supplies available. 



Fermentation Basics
Saturday May 4, 2019
10 am - 2 pm
Taught by Bernadette Quartemonte
Registration $30

Back by popular demand, Bernadette will introduce you to the world of
fermented foods, including fermented drinks, such as kefir and Kombucha
and kimchi, the staple fermented vegetable. She will show you both how to
make them and different ways to enjoy them. Starter cultures will be
available to purchase at the class.
 
 
 
Just the Basics 
Thursday May 9, 2019 
10 AM - 1PM
Taught by Sue Becker
Registration: $15
Click here to register

You spoke and we listened. For those overwhelmed by the longer Getting Started class, this will be a scaled down version, covering just the "essentials" of home flour milling. Sue will show you how fast and easy it is to make wholesome and delicious bread, cinnamon rolls, muffins and cookies. And of course you will be sampling what is made during the demonstration.



Authentic Italian Feast
Tuesday May 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Taught by Charmaine Skillen and Sue Becker
Registration $20
Click here to register
 
Join Charmane and Sue in the kitchen for a real Italian treat. Charmane is the founder and owner of the fabulous s.a.l.t sisters Seasonings and Rubs and will share the many delicious ways to use and enjoy a variety of seasonings.

For starters, you will enjoy an Antipasta Platter and Arugula with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Lemony Parsley and Peppercorn Dressing.  Charmane will be showing off her authentic Spaghetti and Meatballs and Crispy Zucchini Bites. And last but definitely not least an Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake.

A class you don't want to miss.



Getting Started
Saturday May 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Taught by Sue Becker
Registration $18
Click here to register
 
Ready to enter the world of milling your own grains and making all your own breads? We will discuss all the necessary baking ingredients and types of wheat and equipment needed to make this lifestyle change not only possible but doable! We will demonstrate milling flour, mixing quick breads, kneading bread dough, and more. And best of all - you get to taste everything we make!!


CO-OPS

Co-ops are a great way to get your grains and other supplies that are just too expensive to ship any other way.  Current co-op shipping rates range from 12 cents to 15 cents per pound (depending on distance from our warehouse) when we deliver on our own truck, compared to UPS rates that can be around 60 cents a pound!

We have over 100 co-op locations around the Southeast.  Visit our website  and find the co-op closest to you, our coordinators will be happy to welcome you into  a co-op!
 
The co-op schedule can be found on our web site at  
Bread Beckers Inc  |  770-516-5000  |  support@breadbeckers.com  |  www.BreadBeckers.com
 


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