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warm barley salad

warm barley saladBarley is one of those staple grains that sit in my pantry for the longest time and then, without rhyme or reason, I go on a barley binge!  I usually throw barley in soups or stews but recent years have seen me use it as a substitute for rice, mixed in with roasted vegetables and tossed in warm or cold salads.  Rich in many nutrients, barley is a staple everyone should have in their cupboard. Continue Reading →

Easy-To-Make Pumpkin Soup

pumpkin soupI enjoy the change of seasons and if you asked me what is my favorite season, I’d have to say autumn.  While I don’t look forward to the cooler and shorter days ahead, I do like all that comes with the fall and  its harvest. The orange signature of autumn…sugar pumpkins (aka pie pumpkins) are abundant this time of the year but don’t get them confused with the large jack-o’-lantern pumpkins (carving pumpkins).  Continue Reading →