Barley has been cultivated since the Stone Age and fermented to make beer soon after. Folk medicine has made use of barley water, made by simply soaking barley in water, as a tonic during convalescence. "Pearl" barley is the name of the grain when it's been polished, after the husk and bran have been removed. It's the form most commonly used in soups. This grain has one significant health advantage compared to most other cereal grains (oats and corn for example) it is very low on the glycemic index. Enjoy this old fashioned, hearty soup!
I found this on request at a Lundburg sight! Black Japonica A field blend of short grain black rice and medium grain mahogany rice. Provides interesting taste appeal with its nutty mushroom-like muskiness coupled with an exotic, subtle sweet spiciness. Desirable in dishes requiring cohesiveness of grain such as stir fry, stuffing, side dishes, casseroles. I've added dried cranberries to the recipe and stuffed it into pork chops!
This delicious sweet bread has frozen and dried blueberries in it! I do hope you can find dried blueberries because they are so good. If not try dried cranberries or raisins. Great cut fresh all by itself, spread some butter or cream cheese on it, toast it, bake into a great bread pudding or make some yummy blueberry French toast.
This is a cold pasta salad with lots of flavor and texure. A great recipe to use the left over garden vegie. Make your favorite or my caponata (Caponata ' Eggplant and Lots of Good Things! #102724) and add to pasta. HOW EASY!
This very quich soup is a nice way to warm these cold days and comfort those colds. The hot pepper can be ommitted, crushed, seeded, chopped, or left whole depending on if you like heat in your soup. Throw in any vegies you like Bok choy or fresh spinach is good.
It seems like a lot of greens but they cook down to almost nothing.And if you want you can replace the dandelion with spinach. I use hot sausage which gives this a real kick, but if you rather go for mild or just use chopped beef.
Dandelion are a diuretic as parsley is So eat this food sparingly. They are good sources of magnesium, calcium, potassium, and Vitamins A and C. You can store buy or pick your own. Choosing tender leaves in the spring or fall, before the plant has set a flower bud. Pick nice healthy leaves that has been grown in organic soil. No insecticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers.