This is my first recipe from Isa Moskowitz's gorgeous new cookbook, Isa Does It!
You may recall I've had it for a little more than a week because my job
gets review copies in early but I didn't want to make anything until the
presold ones were mailed out, ya know, not to make anyone jealous or
anything. Also I had to get my shit together aka groceries and free
time. Sooo many recipes are bookmarked already but I chose to make Farro & Fennel Salad with Oranges first because it was seasonal (oranges not local, but ya know) and I'm still on that kick but also it seemed pretty simple.
Got the fennel from the farmer's market:
It is actually baby fennel, ($2 a bunch) and three Gala apples for a total of $3.80. Bulk farro, bulk walnuts from Whole Foods, and an orange on sale so the whole thing was pretty affordable.
What it was NOT was as easy as I anticipated. I didn't read the instructions ahead and hadn't soaked the farro, let alone cooked it. So the recipe took two days. But damn, do toasted walnuts taste better than regular walnuts, and that makes it okay.