I keep reading that, these days, food bloggers can’t seem to write a recipe without writing you a sob story at the start. I totally get why this could be irritating well not here, not on my blog. No, sir!

You’ll be amazed when I tell you that this recipe came to me while I was coming home from the vet. I’d been collecting my cat Miisu and she was there as she’d been hit by a funeral car while she was holding traffic letting a line of  baby ducks crossing the road. But I had all the ingredients in my press and so this genius recipe became reality.

Portions will feed 2 large hungry adults and give you left overs. I should also add that this recipe is highly adaptable. You could replace the merguez with chorizo, the spelt with orzo or rice or any grain really. I used dill but you could use any fresh herbs you have knocking about. 


  • One mug of dry spelt grains
  • One small tin of sweet corn
  • 4 merguez sausages (you can find those from halal butchers and then you will find some imported French ones at various butcher counters around the country). 
  • Half a packet of feta
  • Two scallions
  • Half a pomegranate
  • A bunch of fresh dill



  • Cook your spelt grains in boiling water for 10 min. Drain and reserve.
  • In the pot, cook the chopped merguez sausages on low heat until they render the fat. Add all the spelt and sweet corn and cook gently for 10 min. Keep stirring. The farro will become a bit crunchy from the frying. 
  • Scoop out on a platter and add chopped feta, shredded herbs and chopped scallions. Sprinkle with pomegranate. 
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