Ikalet / Ancient Grains and Old Friendships Revisited

When Europeans first settled in the scenic Similkameen Valley, pioneer Barrington Price constructed a flour mill along a stream just outside the village. Price was also notable for his friendly relationship with the Okanagan people who lived in the region long before the first Europeans arrived.

In this episode, host Tracey Bonneau takes us to the historic Grist Mill as part of a trip back to the time just after first contact, and explores how the culture of both the Okanagan people and the settlers were changed through intermarriage, friendships and the sharing of knowledge.

Grist Mill curator Chris Mathieson takes Tracey on an historical tour of the mill property. They sow seeds for Red Fyfe, an ancient strain of wheat the Grist Mill discovered by accident, and later enjoy the harvest of the Grist Mill property’s wheat fields and apple orchard.

Recipes include a Tarte Tatin made with Red Fyfe wheat flour and apples freshly picked from the orchard, multigrain bread, and a basic biscuit dough.


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