Hello everyone,

On behalf of my co-author Pat Inglis and myself, I am so excited to welcome you to the “Virtual Book Launch” for our new cookbook: Go Barley: Modern Recipes for an Ancient Grain.

As part of the build-up to the official launch of Go Barley on Apr. 8, 2014, we have asked some of Canada’s top food bloggers to try out some recipes from the cookbook and tell us what they think.

Luckily for us, Amy Bronee (familyfeedbag.com) and Julie Van Rosendaal (dinnerwithjulie.com) were up to the challenge.

For her part, Amy tried out one of our hearty, home-cooked favourites: the Country Mushroom and Barley Soup. Click here to read about her experience making this delicious comfort food.

Julie decided to pretend it was spring by making the shrimp and pea risotto. It’s got such a great punch of lemon, and best of all, it’s delicious and easy to make. Click here to read about Julie’s dish.

We have given each of the bloggers a cookbook to give away just by commenting on their blogs (so go ahead, check their blogs out and tell them what you think!).

We’ve decided to do the same thing here, so leave us a comment and tell us about a barley recipe that you’ve made (either from our website, or one of your personal favourites). I can’t wait to read your comments.

Until next time,