Springtime, St. Louis and Salad

Last week I traveled to St. Louis for work. Much of the days were spent indoors but we did have the pleasure of dining at Salt (delicious ricotta gnocchi!), yoga under the arch and a a fun walk around town to see the sports stadiums... and a public display of love!

When I returned home, I was greeted by these beautiful tulips!

Spring is definitely in bloom around here. Our local farmers market began this week, too. I was able to snag a dozen cut tulips, a half dozen duck eggs and some spicy cress for salad.
And you can't escape without a recipe. This week I made Bob's Red Mill wheat berries into a delicious spring salad adapted from Wheat Berries and White Bean Salad. Wheat berries take some time to cook. I used a 3:1 ratio of wheat berries to water and cooked for 1 hour before adding them to the recipe.

Wheat berries and Chick Pea Spring Salad

4 cups cooked wheat berries
2, 15-oz cans low-sodium chick peas
1 cup chopped sugar snap peas
1/3 cup chopped cilantro

For the vinaigrette:
1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp honey mustard
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Mix the vinaigrette by combining all of the ingredients and whisking well. Add the salad ingredients together and pour vinaigrette in. Mix well. Let chill overnight for best flavor.

Over the next couple weeks, I plan to do some wedding update posts. We have been very busy meeting with vendors and planning our upcoming wedding! Can't wait to share! Here's a sneak peak...

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  1. First timer to your blog and the first entry is about St Louis??? It's fate! I live in STL. Do you happen to remember where that love on bricks picture was taken? I assume it was close to downtown, but we're a city of bricks so it coulbe be in a number of neighborhoods. It's so cute!

  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I was walking down in a neighborhood by the Rams stadium. It was on the same street as a brewery... perhaps it was Morgan Street Brewery? I'm pretty sure it was written in chalk, so who knows if it's still there!