It is very timely that I chose today to discuss my obsession with grains. The Today Show (Video Clip) did a spotlight on Farro this morning...one of the many grains that I mention in today's Serving Up a Smile: Click here: Oh, Great Grains!
WHERE CAN YOU BUY THESE GRAINS?
Three new recipes have been added to spotlight some ideas for what to do with some of these grains (or, in the case of the popcorn, healthful, new ideas for an old friend):
Click here: Chai Amaranth Breakfast , (it’s vegan!)
Click here: Lemony Kamut with Pine Nuts, One of my family’s favorite sides.
Click here: Popcorn with Cinnamon, Honey and Parmesan, Think sopapillas meets popcorn, with a cheesy twang.
Grilled salmon served over lentils, with wild rice and grilled corn and acorn squash. Lentils and rice prepared, again, in the same method mentioned above.
This is my choice for last meal, if ever I am asked! This is venison pan seared and then roasted, wrapped in Oscar's Bacon, served with Kamut cooked in vegetable stock. Because it was summertime, it was also served with zucchini "fettuccine" ribbons in a light lemon-chive cream sauce.
I am saddened to learn that Oscar's Smokehouse of Warrensburg, NY was badly damaged by a devastating fire in early September. They will be reopening this Winter. Check them out if you like smoked meats; once you try their bacon, you'll wonder what you ever saw in the store bought stuff. Available by mail order (hopefully by mid-December 2009): Oscar's Adirondack Smoke House
Our daughter and our friend's daughter, in front of Oscars, July 2009.