I was starving. There was nothing to eat. In the fridge, a half eaten can of beans. Yes, still in the can. As a child I heard this leads to botulism and death, but I didn’t care. I was that hungry. I digress. On the counter, a handful of cherry toms. In the freezer, a quarter bag of frozen peas and, of course, a humongous bag of frozen wheat berries. Into a bowl go a handful of the peas and wheat berries and directly into the microwave for a minute, just until mostly thawed. Chop the tomatoes, toss them with the beans, peas and wheat berries.
Luckily my fabulous step mom, Dona, got me this set of killer oils and vinegars for my birthday. Navidi’s oils, vinegars and other things I’m guessing taste amazing too. So I splashed some of their basil oil and fig balsamic all over my salad. Seriously?! Yes, so good it deserved a question mark and and exclamation mark.
The best part is it took me way longer to write this blog than throw the salad together and eat it, standing up, while Bill put groceries away and debriefed me on Gretchen’s Grains biz progress today. Then I ran out the door, still swallowing, to sling food to the masses in the happy little land of Circa, my favorite restaurant in the world.