Barbra’s Bread

When we first got married, I had such Bad luck with making bread. Every time I made it, I made a different mistake. However, I’m proud to say I’ve gotten quite good! Haven’t bought bread in a Long time, aside from english muffins..have yet to master those!  A friend gave me a recipe for a whole wheat, rye, and white flour bread. It’s become our favourite!

I LOVE our south window+sill. It works great great for getting bread to rise!


Barbra’s Bread:

2 cups boiling water
1 cup oats (I used this)
1/2c honey
2tsp salt
1/4 cup oil/butter

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rye flour
2 cups white flour
2 tbsp instant dry yeast

Mix the boiling water, oats, honey, salt, and oil/butter together.  In your kitchen aid, mix the flours and yeast.  Once the liquids have cooled enough, add to the dry ingredients. Mix and knead as normal, adjusting liquid or flour as needed. Knead 5 minutes. Let rise in a warm place until doubled. (45 minutes or so)  Grease pans (2 normal size, 3 smaller size). Beat down dough, and divide, letting rise until doubled.
Bake at 350 for 22 minutes.




Lately I’ve been busy making aprons! I made one for my sister, got a lot of positive feedback on it, so decided to make some more for some friends to buy. They are lots of work, but such fun to make. For the most part. Anyone who sews knows that it’s Not ALL fun. Like when the thread comes out, but you don’t notice until halfway through what you’re sewing. Or when you have to bring out that darned stitch ripper. But, that’s all part of the learning process.

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I have a couple friends who happened to LOVE cows. So they wanted cow aprons! How adorable are they?!

One friend back home wanted red+mustard/yellow, so this is her cheerful apron

This red+cow patterned apron is FOR SALE. If you , or you know someone who would be interested, please let me know! I’m asking $50 Canadian, including shipping, or $40USD.


Each apron has some cute fancy stitching along the top. My machine isn’t quite fancy enough to do this, but I have a very dear friend here who Wants me to come use her machine for those fancy stitches.


And the finished outcome! The far right one is the very first one I made for my sister.
Because of where we live, there isn’t a fabric store right here, unless I want to pay an arm and a leg for a yard of fabric. I will be going to civilization in a week, so will be getting more fabric to make more aprons! If you are interested in an apron, Please let me know. I would Love to make you an apron!