Aside from being Healthy Heart Month,
February is also the month that the
Have you ever done that?
Bought something with good intentions of make a certain recipe,
but when you got home and unpacked the groceries thought
'What was I thinking?'
For Barley's sake, there are some noteworthy qualities.One cool fact is that Barley is the root of of the English measurement system. Yup - back in 1324, Edward II of England standardized the inch to equal 3 grains of barley, dry and round, placed end to end, lengthwise.
|"I now pronounce that three grains of |
barley equals 1 inch!"
Each time I write about a new grain, I make a commitment to try a new recipe. Like with oats - I tried, and fell in love with the spicy oat crusted chicken. I changed the recipe - instead of egging it, I coated the chicken with honey and dijon mustard before drenching it in the seasoned oats. It was a huge hit - mini-man, girlfriend and side-kick loved it. This time, I'm thinking with more snow on the way with temperature dropping to single digits, the Thai Barley Stir Fry seems like a nice hot meal to make after a long Sunday Run!
Speaking of running, I got a race coming up in Washington DC on 3/15/2014. I hope I can place in the top 10 in my age group. This is the last year I'm in this age category, so I best go out with a bang! I've been working out at the track one night a week - you bet it's cold (and dark) - running hills on my faithful treadmill, and running long runs on Sundays. It's been a tough winter for runners, but I hope my consistency, strength training, and hard work will pay off this spring.
Have you been keeping up with your training this winter?
Do you have a favorite barley recipe?
Have you ever tried barley flakes,
I wonder if it's that much different than rolled oats?
Only a couple more weeks until spring!
Train Smart Today!