Wheatberry Salad

 Wheatberries, quinoa, barley, farro, bulgar.

Say what?

 

 The amount of different grains we have today is astounding. How do you keep up? When each new one sounds different and looks the same, how are we to choose? Is this some conspiracy the food industry is making up to get us to pay $10 for a package of fancy rice?

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Classic Vanilla Birthday Cake

Who doesn’t love a good vanilla cake?

When done right, it’s amazing, and you’d have a hard time finding someone who disagrees. The sad fact is though, not many people have had a good vanilla cake.

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Barley with Mushroom Gravy

So ten years later I finally write up another post. Hello again everyone.

For the few of you that are wondering why I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks, I’ll just say, life happens. Between school and work and all of the other various little things that need to be done sometimes you need a little break from everything.

So what have I been doing with that time? Being lazy of course. Procrastinating as usual. But I did accomplish one thing on my bucket list, so I wasn’t completely lazy.

With one week in between classes, me and my brother, along with a good friend, decided to go to Colorado and climb Mt. Elbert, the tallest mountain in the rockies. Was it a challenge? Uh, yeah. Did I struggle? Every. Single. Step of the way. Did I almost fall off the mountain and die? I’m pretty sure. But did we make it? YES! The only question that matters, was yes we made it to the top. Through the snow and icy rocks we trudged on and defeated that mountain.

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Pickled Cucumbers and Onions

Pickled cucumbers and onions are awesome. I mean, they’re basically pickles and they are delicious! 

You could be a normal person and eat a few at a time, but this is something I look forward to every summer. It’s sour and tart, very refreshing, and I like to add a big pile as a side to what I’m eating. Am I crazy? Maybe, but don’t judge til you try!

Of course, you could eat these the next day, but for vest results I let them soak for usually 2-3 days before they start really getting good.

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