I love my grains, love my loaf of sour dough and my pizza. But I choose my flour wisely.
I was watching a beautiful video on Scenic this morning called A Rye Affair from Kitchen Vignettes. You can find the recipe and an interesting blog post about grains on the Kitchen Vignettes blog.
While I am writing this blog I ´m watching the storm making quite some waves out on the sea and we have occasional snow flakes dropping from the sky. So for me in late april it´s WINDY, SNOWY, FROSTY but thankfully WARM & COZY inside and I can cuddle up and watch Scenic.
Talking about waves, I went down to the shore the other day, the waves were high and I got caught in one but I caught it as well…
There are so many different types of grain available today. Growing up in Iceland back in the 80´s we had white rice from River Rice. That was about it. Thankfully the variety has changed and for me, I love barley.
The joy I got from a video from Kitchen Vignettes this morning about rye… I can not tell you how much sun it brought into this cold day. Here is a MOMENT to show you what I felt…compared to the cold waves…
Photo courtesy:© Kitchen Vignettes from the recipe “Rye Berry Salad”.
“Note: The general rule for the preparation of grains for optimal digestibility and nutrient absorption is to soak them in twice their volume of water, adding 2 tablespoons of an acidic medium per cup of grain. The acidic medium should ideally be yogurt, kefir, whey or buttermilk but apple cider vinegar and/or lemon juice can also be used.”
From: Kitchen Vignettes // RYE BERRY SALAD
I for example have not tried to soak the grains in acidic medium. And Oh My, being able to grow your own grains. That would be something else!
Rye, Chicken, Sweet Corn, Red Onion, Zucchini, figs, walnuts, do I need to say more? Check out the recipe for Rye Berry Salad here.
I recommend you read the book Cooked by Michael Pollan and especially the chapter about bread. Don´t buy the cheapest processed flour that has been vitamin added because the have taken all the nutrition out if by too much processing… (READ THAT BOOK! It is good).
Keep exploring the word of grains and check out A Rye Affair on Scenic!
Cheers from the “fjord of whales” in Iceland!