I’m really excited today because I am entering my first recipe contest ever!! It is sponsored by Tuscan Fields Farro. The contest is only open to 50 people (the first 50 who responded to enter). Once I entered, they shipped me two free packages of their farro to try out and encouraged me to come up with an original recipe using this ancient grain.
I’ve never cooked with farro before (honestly, I had never even heard of it before). But it looks like a very versatile grain that you could use in soups, salads, or as a side to a meal. For the contest, I created a recipe for a farro salad using a homemade balsamic vinegar dressing and added in diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and mozzarella cheese. I am eating it right now as I write this post, and let me tell you…it is delicious!!
Wish me luck with the contest!!! The winner will receive a scholarship to the Eat Write Retreat Blog Conference, which is being hosted in Philadelphia this year! How perfect, right in my backyard!!!