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Barley Salad and Baklava

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Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration. 

Barley salad and baklava

If I could make this lunch over again, I'd add chopped dill to the salad -- but alas, dill was not in the fridge in the crucial time of need. But the salad -- barley with roasted salmon, sliced asparagus, pickled onion, and lots and lots of lemon juice -- fared okay without it. I tossed on some avocado slices instead. Just for fun. And for dessert, I packed up some baklava and apricot-and-pistachio fruit log from Mansoura, an extraordinary Mediterranean bakery in Brooklyn -- a gift from a friend. I'm starting to think I need more friends and more food gifts, and this lunch thing will get a whole lot easier. 

What's in your lunch today? See some of the twins' past lunches

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Tags: Barley, Salmon, Lunch, Amanda & Merrill, Not Sad Desk Lunch, Kids, Amanda's Kids' Lunch