Belgium Whole Wheat Bread

Abbey Cooks

When the Sisters came to California in 1962 from the monastery of Nazareth in Belgium they brought with them the recipe for Whole Wheat Bread. This bread has become a trademark of Redwoods Monastery ever since. Because it is so simple, it is the perfect bread to eat topped with any flavor of Monastery Creamed Honey. Sister Veronique was the first bread baker at Redwoods. Now Fr Maurice, our Chaplain, carries on the tradition. We use no mixer. All kneading is by hand. We us

November 14, 2009 Read More

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Abbey Cooks

Last week several guests of the Abbey asked for the recipe for a salad dressing I prepared. Since I did it on the fly – I am not sure if I have all measurements correct – so you may want to go easy at first with these quantities – especially the vinegar.

½ cup of olive oil
1 ½ cups canola oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup brown rice vinegar
3 cloves of garlic – medium size
1 tsp salt about
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 dollops from a large teaspoon of

November 09, 2009 Read More
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