What the heck is crumb, Vernon? Crumb is the inside of bread; or inside of the crust. I have been making 5-minute whole wheat bread, but wholewheat (I found out) gernerally requres more time to rise and at about 85degrees F. I had been not letting it rise long enough.  Here is where I got this quick, delicious, no knead, and easy recipe – http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/Artisan-Free-Form-Loaf.aspx .

Are whole grains good for a person? Good for health? Good for reclaiming health – even those diagnosed with cancer, or heart disease? Hell, I don’t know! Some say yes, and some say no. However, it makes sense to me that a food product that has not been processed ‘to death’ would be much better than say bleached white flour.  I also prefer brown rice (still has its germ) to white rice.

Of course. . . lots of vegetables make there way to my table. I love brussel sprouts, broccoli, spinach, cucumbers, all lettuces, radishes, carrots, and more and more. Squash is good too! Winter squash actually helps make my winters even more pleasant. Ummmmm, baked Acorn squash with melted real butter and honey. Of course, throw in some garlic and onions. That makes almost anything better.

Made an apple raisen  crumb pie yesterday. The pie crust was made with the tailings from almond milk that I make. I generally am not a pie baker, but after I get done squeezing the milk out of almonds, I have a lot of almond meal left over. That led me to making pies, and actually some cookies with the almond meal. Really good! Really nutritious too!

Well, I am not too sure how nutritious the pie is, but it did have 8 Braeburn apples in it, sucanat and honey as the sweetners, almond meal as the crust, and oats as part of the topping. I don’t make things too sweet. I am a light weight when it comes to sugars and sweetners. Yesterday I bought a ginger ale (I usually have one soda every 3 months), but could not drink it because it was just too sweet. For me, it was a sickening sweetness that I am glad I have developed a dis-taste for. Anyway, the pie was and still is very good! It makes a great breakfast.

That’s enough food talk for now!. . . Good Night! Vernon “Vito” Johnston

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