Saturday, May 25, 2013

Recipes from a Farmer's Table

from Robin W.L.

This is a delicious salad. 
 If you'd like to incorporate whole wheat into your daily diet, this is a wonderful way to do it.

2 Cups uncooked wheat berries
1 Cup pumpkin seeds, hulled
1 Cup apples, chopped with skins on
1/2 Cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 Cup dried cranberries
1 Cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

1/2 Cup ginger ale (no kidding)
3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

     Wash wheat berries to remove chaff and dust.  Place them in a bowl, and cover with at least 2" of water. Soak for at least 1 hour.  Then, drain off water.
     Put 7 cups water into a medium pot and bring to a boil.  Add the wheat berries and simmer, uncovered, until thoroughly cooked, for about 40 minutes.  Drain and let cool. 
     Put wheat in a large bowl, add pumpkin seeds, apples, apricots, cranberries and parsley.  Combine ingredients for the dressing and stir into the wheat berries.  Serve.  Yumm!

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