whole grains

this past summer we signed up for a whole grain CSA (community supported agriculture) share. a local farmer had told us about this newish kind of CSA and in a moment of “let’s support local farms and try new foods” we signed up! neither of us have cooked with whole grains and while we could mill some of them, we hope to try new recipes without milling the grains. apparently the shell/casing of grains has a lot of nutrients so the grains we received have had nothing done to them. we will need to sort and rinse them before cooking. the first recipe we hope to try is prairie farro pilaf with sausage and kale. it’s on the meal schedule for saturday night!

our grains! confession: we had to look up the pictures and descriptions to know which grain was which

our grains! confession: we had to look up the pictures and descriptions to know which grain was which

starting with the lentils (dark/black bag): lentils, flax, sonora, prairie farro and bronze barley

starting with the lentils (dark/black bag): lentils, flax, sonora (white wheat), prairie farro (darker wheat) and bronze barley

bronze barley, anyone? it's not just for horses :)

bronze barley, anyone? it’s not just for horses šŸ™‚

we got our grains from Prairie Heritage Farm. we look forward to experimenting with our whole grains; i’m sure there will be plenty of failures but hopefully some tasty (and healthy) meals will come from it too! if you know of a good way to use any of these grains let us know – we welcome your ideas.

 

 

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