Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A fine spring morning...

...cuddled up by the fire. That's a batch of Red Fife bread, very soon ready for the oven. Red Fife is a heritage breed of wheat that was almost lost, if not for a group of organic farmers who started with a bucket of saved seed and brought it back to life.

If you'd like to bake with Red Fife wheat, you can purchase it from Saskatchewan farmer Marc Loiselle. Learn more from his website.

Red Fife was grown in Saskatchewan back in the late 1800s when the first farmers arrived on the Canadian prairies. I like the flavour of Red Fife, but I also like the fact that my great great great grandfather was one of those farmers.

1 comment:

Mac an Rothaich said...

One of my favorite flours. Make bread often with it. What a cozy photo on this post!