This is the place to read about everything Sturdiwheat and stay up to date on happenings here in Red Wing, MN. There will be talk about new products, recipes, nutrition information, ideas, and the incredible benefits of Sturdiwheat cereals, pancakes, bread, and other products.
There will be information about our hometown, Red Wing, (Named One of the “Top 25 Historic Destinations in the World” by National Geographic Traveler [November '08 issue] – and one of a “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2008), local attractions and anything related to good food and good fun.
We also will be having several contests throughout the year, the first of which is the Shortcake Recipe Contest. Anyone can submit their favorite scrumptious shortcake recipe and have a chance to win $100. Click here for details.
In addition, you can offer your comments on our blog as well. You will find me (Hot Cakes) and another regular (Flap Jack) commenting on this and that. And we welcome you and your comments here too. We hope you will look in on us often and we look forward to hearing from you.
Get your creative juices flowing. Send us your individual recipe for that special shortcake.
Submit entries by email to [email protected]. Please put “Recipe Contest” in the subject of the email. Include your name and phone number.
- Must use Sturdiwheat Shortcake Mix
- Must use fresh fruit
- First 50 entries are eligible
- Entries must be submitted by June 30, 2009
Entries will be prepared at Sturdiwheat and the winner announced by August 31, 2009. We will contact the winner and a congratulatatory anouncement will be posted on this blog.
Flap Jack here. I am wondering –
What is “Short” about Shortcake?
And – while your at it, is there a Longcake? Tallcake? Neverendingcake?
70 years of happy mornings! Now THAT’s a record. And it keeps on giving.
This morning I:
- took out the griddle, turned on the flame. Set it on medium high (works perfectly for me.)
- Mixed Sturdiwheat original pancake mix with an equal amount of water – let it sit for a minute.
- Spooned it onto the griddle.
- Flipped them.
- Poof! SO quick and SO good.
Oh – And did I mention that these are healthy cakes? Oh yeah!
Now Hey! Is there anything better on a cool spring morning (30F this morning) than some delicious, healthy, pancakes with your favorite toppings? Yum.
And these pancakes are REALLY yummy. Has anyone tried them? They are offered online or in some local markets. (The markets are listed online.) Visit Sturdiwheat on the web.
Let me know if you have tried it.
Good Morning, Sturdiwheat!
On the Big Island in Hawai’i there is a fruit that may live up to it’s name. It is grown on other tropical climates, but the Hawai’ians call it Liliko’i. Or Passion Fruit. Will let you wonder about the name. The blossom is complex and some say the best part of the plant. Judge for yourself.
Liliko’i fruit has a great and unique flavor. The fruit is normally crushed and used as concentrate to mix with other fruit juices or water. (Liliko’i juice is available in some supermakets on the mainland.)
But Hey! Mr. Ed’s Bakery in Honomu on the Big Island makes Liliko’i Butter (like apple butter). YUM! When I got home I mixed it with cream. WOW! A GREAT topping for fruit. Everyone who visits when this is on the dessert menu asks about it. Good sign!
Now I am going to try this with some fresh fruit on shortcake – Instead of the normal whipped cream.
What do you think?
Will let you know how it fares. Although with my “passion” for liliko’i, the results are already clear to me.
We caught this walleye on Lake Pepin last weekend and fried it up with a bag of the Sturdiwheat Lemon fish coating. Unbeatable flavor, we will never use shore lunch again!
Jon and Hunter
Red Wing, MN
These were so easy to make and they were the best apple cinnamon pancakes I’ve ever had! I had never tried to cook over the coals with cast iron before and was thrilled with the result. I just set the skillet on the coals, threw a little butter in the bottom and poured in the batter. They were amazing!
This morning’s temperature was cool. So some warm hot chocolate hit the spot. And then I couldn’t resist making some bread. Don’t you love the smell of bread baking? It fills the house with that warm feeling and aroma. It just may warm the heart too. The smell elicits definite images of fresh bread even before it is done baking. The taste and smell invades your senses as you imagine enjoying the flavor. And that’s just what the smell does. Just wait for the taste!
Long process to make it? No! Sturdiwheat! It was in the pantry. Baguettes today. Opened the bag. Added the water. Kneaded the dough (THIS is one of the reasons I wanted to make the bread.) Later I formed the loaves and put it in the oven according to the simple instructions.
And now that smell has permeated the entire house. So easy. So healthy. So delicious.
I won’t be able to wait for lunch. I will be having some bread in a few moments. With just a touch of some marmalade. Wish you could join me. (I will be having more bread for lunch.)
These bread mixes are incredible. And nutritious. Check them out. You are in for a treat.
The drive along Lake Pepin between Minnesota and Wisconsin this weekend was really a showcase of spring. Flowers inching up from the ground. The shades of green as far as the eye can see. The warm sunshine. The welcoming songs of birds urging us to be out and enjoying the refreshing of life.
Take the drive! Stop at a scenic spot and have a picnic. Enjoy the lunch. Enjoy nature. Enjoy the time.
And with the lunch, how about some Oatmeal Raisin Bars? So easy. So good. So healthy. Sturdiwheat has it. Check it out. www.sturdiwheat.com. A great way to end the lunch before continuing on the journey downstream.
Make it a great day.
I never thought that I would be accused of being a Sunday Driver. Of course that was in some younger years. Oh well. But hey! It’s great to saunter along in the car taking in all of the beauty that nature has to offer. Stop along the way and see the budding trees. The flowers emerging from the soil. The birds darting from here to there heralding the awakening with their songs of spring. There is so much to see and enjoy. And there are no deadlines today. I’m really can’t apologize for taking my time. This journey from Red Wing, MN to Nelson, WI along the Mississippi River via the Great River Road is worth taking one’s time.
I wonder. Why are there no cars ahead of me? Do those cars behind me think that I should be going faster? Pull over? Go home? Perhaps they do. But it’s not time to go home yet. But pull over? That is a good suggestion. Because there is a host of things to see at this wayside rest. Wonders to enjoy.
And lunch. We did prepare. Sandwiches on that great Sturdiwheat bread. A bit of fruit. Crisp carrots. A glass of wine. Of course the guests of honor are the ants. They are eager about spring too.
This warm spring sunshine shining on our faces as we enjoy the homemade Deli sandwich on Sturdiwheat Dark Caraway Ryebread helps make this day. Oh – - we made the bread. From those wonderful Sturdiwheat bread mixes. And the bonus of the aroma of fresh baking bread is well worth it. Can you do it? I surely think so. Just add water! That’s it! Well, you need to bake it too. www.sturdiwheat.com You will find it there!
Celebrate Spring! It is the season of new life. Smell the freshly baked bread. And enjoy a picnic along the way.