Barley with Feta, Greek Olives and Browned Shallots; the cook top — 12 Comments

  1. Oh, major GRRRRR! How can it be your electricity when some burners work but the others don’t? Nonsense! Frustrating, aggravating nonsense! I think you need to send your Mari – they wouldn’t treat a man like that, especially one who can’t speak French! 🙂

  2. Katie … I just don’t know what to say other than do you want red or white with the Barley with Feta, Greek Olives and Browned Shallots?

  3. It’s so funny, I complain about a lot of things on the blog but if life were perfect – I wouldn’t be able to say anything about anything. So I empathize. And yet I’m still sorry to hear about all of your troubles. I hate having to deal with stuff like this. You just never really get the full story about what’s going on.
    In better news. Greek flavored anything is delicious. Love the feta and kalamata!

  4. Hi Katie! I feel your frustration! May the “stove top gods” send you something better! This recipe looks wonderful – being a Celiac – I will try it with Quinoa.
    Good luck! Ina

  5. A second thought – although I know this will go against the grain with you – why not just buy a new cooktop and trash the old one. Is it worth so much hassle?

  6. Peter, Greek is popular here – the whole Med thing ;-))
    Zoomie, I sent (by phone) a male friend that does speak French – no results yet….
    Tanna, both please – tough day!
    Joanne, if nothing else it forces me to, if not look on the bright side, at least look on the funny side.
    Ina, love quinoa – actually, I’ve done something very similar with quinoa.
    Zoomie, the only one that will fit the counter is a very expensive induction – which is what I was hoping they would give me in exchange – with me contributing more money, of course. We shall see…. Oh, mon mari says to buy 1 normal french size and a half which would fit….

  7. Hi Katie….just made this, this a.m. with Quinoa….Oh Mama! I ate it for breakfast….will do a post next week, thanks for sharing! Ina

  8. I’ve got to try this but Ina’s version. (Look forward to that post!)
    Katie how frustrating for you!

  9. Thanks Zoomie, we wait to see….
    Ruth, and they give me a little cook top to use….
    Ina, I’ve done something similar with quinoa – breakfast, eh? Hmmmm.
    Mimi, does sound good, doesn’t it.