September 26, 2007

Twas a Dark and Stormy Night....

Well, not really.
Dark and windy night, yes!

Luckily I have a couple portions of Boeuf Bourguignon in the freezer that I made a week ago. I'm not in the mood to cook.
On the side, instead of polenta or steamed potatoes, tonight I'm making a side of Ebly.

Ebly? What the hell is Ebly, you might ask.
Those of you living in France (or the rest of Europe?) will most likely know about these little grains of pre-cooked wheat.
Ebly - Tendre Blé
I don't know how processed this stuff is. The box and the website says it's full of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Doesn't matter to me, I love it!

There's even a recipe on their site for Ebly Carbonara that is surprisingly quite good. (sorry, it's in French) Pin It


isabella said...

Is there anywhere on your blog where I can find your recipe for the Boeuf Bourguignon?

Loulou said...

no, unfortunately I haven't written down my recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon yet.
I'll get it written down this weekend, either here or at

Susan in Italy said...

I've never heard of ebly although it looks a bit like Italian farro or barley. Sounds great.

wcs said...

Oh yes, I like that stuff, too. Yummy alternative to potatoes, rice, or noodles.

Loulou said...

it has a barley like texture and looks somewhat like farro. I've never tasted farro, though.
It is great!

Loulou said...

it is good, isn't it!

Riana said...

It says "quite naturally processed" so that means, kind of processed but nicely? it sure looks like processed spelt (France spelt is known as épeautre) so I bet that is what it is.

I have been eating spelt for days, made bread with it, soups, beans and spelt, a lot of spelt recipes in this house. good for our health too.

cara said...

ha! now i don't feel so bad about using Ebly too if "real cooks" like you and wcs use it.

Loulou said...

kind of "nicely processed" huh? That cracks me up!
I love spelt so the next time I'm in a Bio shop, I'll have to pick some up.

You should cook what you like!