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In & Out of the Kitchen: ‘Grandmother’s grain’ high-yielding, inexpensive and just right for Mr. Picky

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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Remember in the movie “Mary Poppins” when Jane and Michael sing about “The Perfect Nanny”? “Have a cheery disposition . . . Never be cross or cruel . . . never smell of barley water,” the children chime. Barley water is a British soft drink, often flavored with lemon. The barley that I recommend as “The Perfect Side Dish” is plain old barley, the kind in the 1-pound bag that hides next to the dried beans and split peas on your grocery store shelf....

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