KRCC Newsroom
Image of a radio

Current News from NPR

AP
April 29, 2016 | NPR · Hundreds of protesters filled the streets outside the Pacific Amphitheater, where Donald Trump spoke as his presidential campaign gets rolling ahead of California's June primary.
 
AP
April 29, 2016 | NPR · Now sentenced to 10 years in prison and hard labor over espionage charges, Kim Dong-chul, 62, is reportedly a former resident of Fairfax, Virginia.
 
AFP/Getty Images
April 29, 2016 | NPR · For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
 
April 29, 2016 | NPR · Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
 
April 29, 2016 | NPR · Les Waas, a beloved prankster, wrote the memorable song that drew children to the Mister Softee ice cream truck, among other well-known tunes. He passed away earlier this month, at 94 years old.
 

Art & Life from NPR

Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR
April 29, 2016 | NPR · It was a simple idea: Would you, our listeners, tweet us poems for National Poetry Month? Your response contained multitudes — haiku, lyrics, even one 8-year-old's ode to her dad's bald spot.
 
Courtesy of Starz Digital
April 28, 2016 | NPR · Jason Bateman directs a cast including himself, Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken in the story of a family where the parents' experimental performances included the kids from an early age.
 
Courtesy of Warner Brothers Pictures
April 28, 2016 | NPR · The sketch comedy duo Key and Peele pull off the difficult feat of translating their sensibility into a feature film that recalls out-all-night sagas like Adventures In Babysitting.
 
Courtesy of Big World Pictures
April 28, 2016 | NPR · A dictator commandeers and pampers a young girl in Maya Vitkova's boldly visceral fairy tale.
 
Courtesy of Oscilloscope Films
April 28, 2016 | NPR · Juliette Binoche plays another in a string of grieving-survivor roles in the visually powerful story of a mother who meets her son's girlfriend.
 

January 7, 2011

Mise en Place: Millet

Welcome to Mise en Place, a journey of culinary delight where anything can happen. Based on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of food by month, KRCC takes a look at farmers, chefs, and fodder, all with a Centennial State bent.

Each month, the state’s agriculture department highlights a commodity and provides a recipe using that product. We take it a step further.

The gluten-free grain, millet, makes for a savory dish this January. KRCC’s Ellen Mahoney visited Golden Prairie Farm in Nunn and spoke with co-owner, Jean Hediger. She then headed over to the Black Cat Farm Table Bistro in Boulder where owner and chef Eric Skokan, who’s also a farmer, prepared millet cakes.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Click below to see the recipe for Millet Cakes from Chef Eric Skokan, and a recipe for Millet Trail Mix from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Millet Cakes
Chef Eric Skokan, Black Cat Farm Table Bistro
(Eric Skokan serves this recipe with sauteed lamb.)

2 cups millet
1/2 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup diced onion
2 tbl diced garlic
2 whole eggs
1/4 cup oil
salt & pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan boil about 4-5 cups water. Add millet to boiling water and cook for 15 minutes. Strain millet and set aside (as you would pasta or rice). Saute vegetables in 2 tbl oil until tender; remove from heat and combine with millet in small bowl. Add two eggs to millet mixture and stir; season to taste. Form small cakes, approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter and saute in 2 tbl oil until golden brown. Remove from heat and serve warm.

Recipe from the Colorado Department of Agriculture

Millet Trail Mix
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., Valley Country Club, Aurora, Colo.

1 Cup Pepita Seeds
2 Cups Millet
1 Cup Quick Oats, Rolled
1 Cup Salted Sunflower Seeds, seeds only, no shells
1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 Cup Dried Cherries
1/2 Cup Agave
1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. In a medium stainless steel bowl combine pepita, millet, oats and sunflower seeds. Roast at 275 degrees for approximately 40 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Place the mixture in a bowl, add the cranberries, cherries and agave nectar and mix well. Prepare a cookie sheet by spraying with non-stick spray. Spread the mixture on the cookie sheet and roast at 425 degrees for approximately 12 minutes or until medium golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely for one hour. Mix in the chocolate chips. Shelf life is two weeks if kept in sealed plastic bags in cool dry area.

1 Comment »

  1. Love Mise en Place. Will you (or other KRCC program) do a story on urban chickens? Denver currently has tough restrictions on chicken keeping in the city. Folks are working on new FPA (food producing animals) legislation.
    http://www.growlocalcolorado.org/node/837

    Comment by Laura — January 9, 2011 @ 11:57 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment