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Wheat Berry Salad with Dried Cherries

General, Salads, Vegetarian | March 1, 2012 | By

Wheat Berry Salad with Dried Cherries

What is a wheat berry? Wheat berries are whole wheat kernels, full of protein, fiber and other vitamins and minerals, that look like brown rice and are easy to prepare:  they’re boiled in salted water. Once boiled, they plump up a bit and become chewy and nutty, but not starchy. This is what they look like in their raw state:

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Biscotti!Biscotti!

Baking, Cookies, General | February 12, 2012 | By

Anise Seed & Cracked Pepper, Dried Cherry & Chocolate Chunk Biscotti

I’ve had this bag of dried cherries for a bit and thought how great it would be to use them for Valentine’s Day.  Hmmmmm…time to try the recipe for Cracked Pepper, Dried Cherry and Chocolate Chunk Biscotti. I grew up on biscotti that was usually anise, which has a mild licorice flavor, or lemon flavored, but this new recipe sent a definite, “wow gotta try that!” to my brain.

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