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I have an admission…store bought bread scares me. What’s in it that makes it last so long? Why is it so white? Even when I make homemade pure white bread, it’s never so white.

So this summer, I have made the decision to make (most) of our own bread. I’ve always made bread (who can resist fresh baked bread in the winter?), but never tried to make enough to sustain our family.

Well, I’m not going to deny that it has been an issue. Not the actual bread making is hard or time consuming. In fact, it’s really easy. The majority of the time the bread is just sitting there rising. The main issue has been keeping up with my family’s ever growing love for this bread. I’m on the hunt for a bowl big enough to make double batches (4 loaves), but for the time being I’m enjoying all the bread making.

I had one main recipe that I was using from the Le Leche Leagues “Whole Foods for the Whole Family” ( ). I apologize, but I don’t have time to write it out. I highly recommend this cook book. It’s one of my favorite!

Then I bought “The Rythm of Family” ( I made the WHO Bread from this and went to bread heaven. If you search her blog at you can find 2 different recipes for it.

I encourage everyone to try making their own bread. There’s something calming about it. Can’t describe it, just take my word for it.

ps. If you’re trying to sell your house they say to have some bread cooling. It makes your home seem homey and more likely to sell. That’s intoxicating!


My First Post!

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Today is my very first post here.  I’ve been planning what to say, what I have to offer, what I want to accomplish with this blog.  Well, let’s just say…it’s a bit confused still in my head.

I’ll introduce myself first.  I’m a SAHM of 3 kids.  J is 11, M is 3, and J2 is 7 months.  We’re very busy here!  My kids are my main definition of me, second is that I’m a wife to D.  D is the most fantastic life partner a girl can dream of.  He’s dreamy to look at and probably the most supportive guy out there.

We live just outside the “Hub of Nova Scotia” in a little rental at the moment.  I named this blog Thibodeau Farm because we are in the process of buying a house.  We want land and 4 bedrooms (LOL!).  VERY hard to come by in our price range and my son’s school district.  We want chickens and bees and a place for our kids to roam.  It will come.

I’ll write about the things that interest me…cloth diapers, homemade baby food, sewing, books, green products, whole foods.  Hopefully there will be something for everyone!

To start off the whole foods section, I’ll send out a recipe from Le Leche Leagues Whole Foods for the Whole Family ( )

Pizza Crust

  • 1T yeast
  • 1C warm water
  • 1T honey
  • 2T oil
  • 1/2t salt
  • 3-4 C whole wheat flour (I use half whole wheat and half white)

Dissolve yeast in water and let stand for 10 min; mix well.  Stir in remaining ingredients, adding enough flour for  a stiff dough.  Knead on a floured surface for 5 min. or until smooth and elastic.  Place in greased bowl , turning to grease all sides.  Cover and let rise for an hour and a half or until doubled.  Punch down and divide in half.  Press each half into greased 12- 14″ pizza pans (I use 1 pizza pan and put the other half on my stone like this one: ) and place desired toppings.  Bake at 425 for 15 to 20 min or until golden brown.  (I usually prebake my crusts for about 10 min.  to avoid sogginess under the toppings).


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