1. To make the dressing, in a very small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the oil, garlic, and sage and cook until the sage and garlic begin to gently bubble.
2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the vinegar, mustard, and maple syrup. When the garlic begins to change color slightly, pour the hot oil into the vinegar mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Whisk to emulsify, then set aside. The dressing can be made up to 3 days ahead.
3. Rinse and soak the Kamut for several hours or overnight. Drain the soaked Kamut, then bring it to a gentle simmer in a large pot full of lightly salted water. Cover and simmer the Kamut until the grain is tender and plump, 30 to 75 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the soaking time, variety, and age of the grain. Drain the Kamut well, spread it out, and allow it to cool to room temperature. You should have about 3½ to 4 cups of cooked Kamut. The Kamut may be prepared up to 3 days ahead and kept tightly covered and refrigerated until the salad is assembled.
4. While the Kamut is simmering, roast the squash. Move an oven rack to the center position and preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
5. Trim off the stem and blossom end of the squash, then halve it lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds, then slice crosswise into ½-inch-thick C-shaped pieces. Toss the squash with the oil, then sprinkle generously with salt and several grinds of black pepper. Lay the squash slices out on the sheet pan in a single layer. Roast until tender and lightly caramelized, 25 to 30 minutes, giving the squash a stir about halfway through cooking. You should have about 3 to 4 cups of roasted delicata. The squash may be prepared up to 2 days ahead and kept well wrapped and refrigerated.
6. To assemble the salad, in a large bowl, combine the cooked Kamut, roasted squash, cherries, pecans, parsley, green onions, and the dressing. Toss everything together and serve at room temperature.
Recipe excerpted from Hands on Home: A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving & Natural Homekeeping.