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Jun 24, 2014

Farro Salad with Radishes, Arugula & Feta, Our Tiny Time Here-Alexander's Lost World

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Farro Salad with Radishes, Arugula and Feta-
My new fave cooking show is Farmhouse Rules I love the host/cook Nancy Fuller, since she's really down to earth and actually seems to be able to cook!
Nancy Fuller

She did this salad yesterday, and I want to try it. Here's the recipe, fast and simple, and veggie!

Yield:6 to 8 servings

Kosher salt
1 1/2 cups semi-pearled farro, rinsed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch red pepper flakes
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
6 radishes, cut into wedges (quarters if small, eighths if large)
1/2 English cucumber, diced
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cups baby arugula
3/4 cup crumbled feta (about 4 ounces)
Freshly ground black pepper

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the farro to the boiling water and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. (If cooking whole-grain farro it will take 30 minutes.) Drain well. Add the olive oil and red pepper flakes to a large serving bowl. Add the tomatoes, mint, parsley, radishes, cucumbers and lemon juice and stir to combine with the oil. Toss in the farro while still slightly warm and combine with the salad. Top with the feta and season the salad with salt and pepper.

It looked really good :)

Ancient Zorastrian Altar near Bactra, Afghanistan

Our Tiny Time Here-
I've watched several episodes of the PBS show Alexander's Lost World  I find it so fascinating! We are here such a tiny fraction of time, and we think our lives are all that matters. In the human course of things that's normal. In the life of a planet we're just specks. Watching and looking at the ancient areas, some little changed over 1000's of years, it puts things into perspective. I highly recommend it, and it will probably be on Netflix, or whatever soon. The journey itself was very arduous....

Kids are kids no matter where they live!


Kristina said...

I'll have to see if we can get that cooking show here.

Nancy po said...

It's fun and fairly new....

Susan said...

That salad looks delicious - I've never had or cooked with farro before and I believe it is on the gluten free list. I will have to check it out. Cute kids...

Nancy po said...

I had just seen farro too in the store, sounds good...

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