Moderation in all things!

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    Moderation in all things! –another of my mother’s favorite mantras—was the main point of “BEWARE OF: Gluten Myths. “ This short paragraph, on page 8 of a Consumer Reports advertisement flier, stated: “Unless you are one of the less than 7 percent of Americans who may have a reaction to gluten, there is no reason to avoid it. …

Whole-Grain Fact Check!

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My mother believed in good nutrition. She fed her family a steady diet of healthy food –often to our chagrin. “Know what you are putting in your body,” was one of her mantras. Those words came back to me this week when I read “The truth about whole wheat and whole-grain bread” in Time magazine. The article confirmed much of …

What makes a family tradition?

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What makes a family tradition?  Is it a time of year?  The people who gather?  The activities?  The food served?  A particular location?  I’m not really sure.  What I do know is The Moe-Down is our family tradition. The Moe Family and friends have been gathering for a 4th of July picnic (aka The Moe-Down ) for 6 years.  Attendance ranges between 20-35 relatives, friends, kids and dogs.   Over the …

Variations on a Theme

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The June issue of Food and Wine  featured  a great oatmeal recipe by Lasse Andersen on page 38.  She combined 1 ½ cups of rolled oats with 1 ½ cups of milk, 1 ½ cups of water and a pinch of kosher salt; brought it  to a boil and summered until thickened, 7-8 minutes.  The oatmeal was then spooned into bowls or …

Barrett Hospital Health Fair, Dillon MT

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Cream of the West was invited to show our healthy wares at the Barrett Hospital Health Fair.  We left home in 75 temperatures, wearing our  spring jackets, and drove through rain that turned to snow. Brrr!!!  One would think that Montana natives would know enough to pack warm coats, gloves and boots.  Not!  Lucky for us, the atmosphere inside Dillon’s …

Stick Horse Rodeo

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7-Grain Sloppy Joes were a big hit at the Stick Horse Rodeo.  If you’re looking for a nutritious, delicious way to stretch your meat dollar, you just found it!   Click here for the delicious sloppy joes recipe!

Calving Call!

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iPhone saves the day on the Moe Ranch. It ‘s been snowing since yesterday at the ranch! All day … all night … and STILL snowing!! Somewhere between 12 and 15 inches of snow has piled up so far. Usually I love snow-globe days like this. Today…not so much. We’re calving and this much snow and cold puts every newborn’s …

-25 Degrees, No Wind: The Beauty In The Cold!

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Reflecting On Ranch Life My job is to drive the tractor, pulling the hay feeder to several different bunches of cattle every morning. The replacement heifers are my first stop. They come out of the brush thicket covered with frost but happy to get their daily ration of hay. In subzero weather like we’ve had this winter, they get 20% …