Good Old Spelt

Today our staff gathered for lunch and sang to those celebrating their birthdays this month. I do like cake, but fresh bread is a fine dessert. I just made bread with an ancient grain called spelt. This grain from antiquity ages well, as it has survived for more than 9000 years. That’s quite a few birthdays!

Spelt is the best grain; it is warming, fattening, strengthening, has a high quality, and is milder than any other grain. Spelt produces firm flesh and good blood, provides a happy mind and a joyful spirit. No matter how you eat spelt, either as a bread or in other foods, it is good and easy to digest. ~ St. Hildegard of Bingen, from Physica

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