Yeah, sure, it’s a terrible name for a good soup, but I just can’t help it. It’s just kinda funny looking.
After Christmas dinner, we were left with two great ingredients, goose stock and schmaltz. A bit of internet searching gave us the idea of doing a barley soup. A bout of too-lazy-to-shop, however, left us looking around for other alternatives. That’s when Mama Squirrel remembered that we had quinoa in the pantry.
Quinoa is a great grain. It’s light and fluffy with a nice toasty flavor. The coolest thing is when the germ separates from the seed. The germ is a tiny little curl that, for some reason, made me think of shag carpet. Trust me, it tastes better than that though.