Great Harvest Cville on the hill! Now featuring…Stuffing Bread (it’s just what it sounds like – a bread that tastes like stuffing!), Rosemary Garlic, Coconut Muffins, Autumn Spice Cookies and more for November.
I had to give the Autumn Spice a taste test – and went back for another quarter (our cookies are big!). It was excellent – chewy and slightly gingerbready with apricots and golden raisins.
I walked to the bakery and back [#dreamlife] and made it home just before sunset to get dinner going.
Have you ever heard of freekeh!? Lauren brought me some from her co-op’s bulk bins when she visited a few weeks ago. It’s green wheat that has been parched, roasted, smoked and dried. It’s high in fiber and protein. THIS WEBSITE can tell you way more about it than I can!
It’s a lot like bulgur, wheatberries and rice all in one. What I noticed most about it is it tastes like it was cooked in chicken broth!! It had so much flavor. I liked it a lot for a dinner grain option!
The freekeh was the stair, but on the side I made sautéed Brussels sprouts with frozen edamame and frozen bacon that turned out to be a pretty awesome dish.
I put the bacon in first and cooked it then removed it and added the beans and sprouts plus a wee bit of water when the oil flavor was absorbed and put a lid on it. Steamed for a good 10 minutes or so, stirring occasionally, and then seasoned with salt and pepper and a drizzle of herby olive oil.
The freekeh was served on the side with some parm cheese on top
Good dinner! Matt raved.
For dessert, I had 3 Triple Ginger Snaps. Those things are addicting and so good!
Hoping to climb into bed early and read on my new Kindle APP! My phone [Samsung Infuse – still in love] is big enough that reading via the Kindle app is actually quite handy. I put it on sepia background and smallish font and love just laying on my side and swiping the pages. I’ve always said the worst part of reading is the positions you have to be in to hold a book. I do miss the physical book a bit – but not after I get comfy. It also means I don’t have to keep the light on if Matt is trying to sleep! Many perks.
The book – Nicholas Sparks’ The Best Of Me. After Little Bee and The Postmistress I needed something light and romantic! I did have to pay for it verses borrowing, recycling or librarying, but that’s ok every now and then. Will be great for travel to Foodbuzz this weekend!