Anyone who knows me knows that I have a long history with unusual foods - having French grandparents and a long time subscription to Sunset Magazine, plus a collection of cookbooks that weight more than a car, has insured that I at least recognize even the trendiest new fad foods. For example: Think Yerba Maté is new - we have had a gourd and weird silver stir/straw/infuser for over 40 years old. (I was thinking how odd my choice of words was, specifically "insured" and cookbooks weighing more than a "car". And then my phone rang, a phone call from my daughter telling me that her car had been hit by the woman who has the parking space next to her. But then I remembered that I have very good insurance on her car, and gave her the State Farm agent name - so it'll be all right. So back to food writing.) Anyway, I love to visit the Purple Pig, a Tapas Bar in Chicago, where I was introduced to Farro, a grain much like wheat, that was done with a roasted winter squash, in a sort of small salad. I Googled for recipes, and found a Vegan blog, Flora Foodie with a recipe for Acorn Squash Stuffed With Farro. I love vegetables and often read vegetarian blogs for recipe ideas, so I added this one to my list. I might have glanced at the picture of the cute blonde writing it - did not recognize my niece, Leslie (the one I wrote about who passed the California Bar last November). In my defense, it is a tiny picture and she has a different dog than I'm used to seeing her with. Some days, I just feel clueless!