Category Archives: Culinary
Anything baking or cooking!
In each community there are people that enjoy to go out for, “social happenings” aka a few beers out on the town. Whether your occasions consist of college aged friends becoming intoxicated at a bar, enjoying a good brew at the local brewery, or having a romantic dinner with a glass of wine, you should be drinking responsibly. It is well known by basically everyone that you shouldn’t drink and drive, yet probably most of your friends have, or do on a regular basis. Yes, the definition of drinking and driving seems like it can be vague, but it is very clear: Don’t Drink and Drive. Many people I know have a few beers and then go drive home at the end of the evening. Now they may be under the legal limit, but that’s not saying they have all of their senses and reaction time. There are many reasons why they do this such as living far from town, knowing their limits, or out of convenience. All of these reasons and actions fly in the face of common sense and action needs to be taken immediately. Although statistics show that you should be technically safe to drive if you have had one drink over an hour and waited another hour before you drive, it is still better to separate drinking from driving, period. Everyone has their own opinion on this issue. Maybe it is all relative, but maybe not. I am asking everyone to rethink your opinion and consider what is important in your life?
This morning I made my fourth trip with some friends up to Windmill Village Bakery in Ravalli Montana. From their facebook page: “Windmill Village Bakery offers delicious baked treats using local fruits & wild Montana huckleberries, daily made soups & sandwiches, as well as a variety of coffee drinks & smoothies. We also make personalized wedding cakes. Located in Ravalli MT.” Owned by Nancy and David Martin, this is a real treat. Their doughnuts are my favorite, anywhere, period. My friends and will be continuous patrons. We were glad we got to go before we all go separate ways for the summer.
You can visit them:
26715 US Highway 93
Ravalli, MT, 59863
Or check them out on Facebook: Windmill Village Bakery
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This morning I made my third trip with some friends up to Windmill Village Bakery in Ravalli Montana. Via their facebook page: “Windmill Village Bakery offers delicious baked treats using local fruits & wild Montana huckleberries, daily made soups & sandwiches, as well as a variety of coffee drinks & smoothies. We also make personalized wedding cakes. Located in Ravalli MT.” Owned by Nancy and David Martin, this is a real treat. Their doughnuts are my favorite, anywhere, period.
You can find them at:
26715 US Highway 93
Ravalli, MT, 59863
And on Facebook: Windmill Village Bakery.
Today I baked the Toll House Fudge recipe. It’s always good. I forgot to pickup aluminum foil so I just put it in the pan.
This weekend my parents and I made apples pies. They were made with apples from a couple trees in our front yard with the right amount of tart flavor perfect for pies. We used your basic recipe of flour and shortening for the crust. Using corn starch, cinnamon, and nutmeg, mixed with some brown sugar and of course sliced up apples for the filling. All of this baked at 450 for 10 minutes and 350 for 40 more minutes. Of course we had to squeeze some apples too. A wonderful part of a weekend filled with wildlife, baking, and movies in the evenings.
In mid September I made these cupcakes that were supposed to be root beer and cream soda flavored. It was a short time period to make them so I ended up just using some Hot Lips Soda – Raspberry and Cherry extract for the cupcakes and vanilla for the frosting. They turned out really well and were enjoyed by the birthday girls. The recipe was from Stef at Cupcake Project.
May 8, 2010. With some friends we drove up to Ravalli Montana today to treat ourselves to the most amazing doughnuts I have ever tasted. They are made at the Windmill Village on the west side of highway 93 south of the junction with highway 200. The doughnuts are homemade by Nancy and David Martin. The doughnuts have mashed potatoes in them and are insanely amazing! If you ever have the change to drive through the area you must stop in here. Just make sure you get there early if you want doughnuts!