Try this tasty farro salad. I’ve been eating more grains this year and I’ve always had a soft-spot for farro, an Italian grain related to spelt. I love its chewiness and in this salad, coupled with black olives, carrots and fennel, it takes on an even more rustic flavor. I often serve a split roasted cornish hen on top of this salad–makes it look like a bird’s nest, especially with the shards of jagged carrots sticking out. Served as a side, there’s usually plenty of leftovers, perfect to take to work for several midweek lunches.
Not a very inspired post today but neither is this gloomy weather. Nor are the farmers’ markets right now. Sad that the weather today feels like spring and yet it’s only late January.