The summer solstice today, the longest day in the year. And (for a change) warm and sunny.
A pleasant afternoon spent wandering round Myddleton House in Enfield left me not wanting to cook anything heavy.
Out of curiosity, I had picked up a packet of Pedon 5 grains for salad ( a mixture of Spelt, barley, whole thaibonnet rice, kamut, wheat, oats) and so cooked these and dressed them in a balsamic vinegar and olive oil vinaigrette, and mixed in some roasted red peppers, red onions and aubergine chunks and some shredded basil. With some Italian cold meats to keep the theme going, I quickly made some focaccia to go with a very tasty meal.
Italian Whole Grains with Roasted Vegetables, with Mortadella & Parma Ham , homemade foccacia