Tuesday, January 16, 2007


So I thought that I was being clever buying a bag of spelt (Triticum spelta) out of curiosity 6 months ago. Today the wife tells me to use it or she'll make me go shopping with her again. I thought that buying the spelt would keep me out of the shopping cart.

My last venture into the exotic grain arena was with quinoa (Chenopodium). Both Inca Red and Blonde Grain. The quinoa was a big hit and I cook it regularly with Amazonian Tilapia (genera Oreochromis, Sarotherodon, and Tilapia) or Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka).

After some investigation I discovered that the spelt would best be served with portobello mushrooms (which don't have a Latin name) and so I turned the spelt into an amazing salad with Sierra Shallots, fresh rock crushed sea salt, cracked Missouri peppercorns, dark black Turkish olives, and Virginian midget carrots.

The feast was amazing, but that prose, what bollocks.

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