1. 1 pound package each dried chickpeas and dried pearled barley
• Soak overnight in water about 3” over the peas and barley to allow for the swelling that will occur when grains absorb the water. Next morning rinse legume-grain mixture, and cook in large pot on medium heat, to gently boil, use enough water to cover about 1” over peas and barley; continue adding water as needed to keep covered with water during cooking. Add olive oil and salt when peas and barley are about 80% done, this should take about 25 minutes. Lower heat to low, finish cooking low and slow… slow… slow… simmer until done, this should take another 20 minutes, and then set aside to cool; the liquid should be nearly absorbed into the grains when cooled.