I have often said that risotto is a great way to use leftovers.
It’s also a great way to use up the few odd vegetables left after holiday cooking.
I added some frozen spinach to this because we just don’t eat enough spinach this time of year. I didn’t add any butternut squash for the opposite reason.
The sausage I … Continue reading.....
I need to take the occasional break from winter squash.
Every time I go into the cave to get an onion or a squash they seem to have multiplied.
I’ve given a few away….
And I’ve discovered that the dogs like them raw….
But, still, it seems like I have barely touched them.
This weekend I’ll be butchering a big, … Continue reading.....
Spring and fall are seasons of firsts and lasts in our kitchen.
This is the last risotto of the season, made with the last of the green asparagus and the first of the fresh herbs.
Because the weather has been typical of May (cold rain followed by hot sunshine followed by cold rain and so on…) it’s not a good … Continue reading.....
I have been making Farmhouse Pasta for years. I’ve made it for two and made it for 20.
It’s one of our very favorites and always a hit.
When I asked mon mari if he wanted pasta or risotto for dinner he immediately said Farmhouse Pasta.
But I wanted risotto.
Yeah, I know…. I shouldn’t have asked.
As we all … Continue reading.....
One last meatball recipe before we go on to other things.
I am really hoping that the other things will involve a barbecue grill and the return to outdoor cooking.
Today was actually a nice, sunny day… The first we’ve had with no rain in a very long time. The temperature got all the way up to 15C (60F). We … Continue reading.....
I bought a lovely ham for Christmas.
I may have slightly over-estimated my requirements, however as it was, well, enormous…..
Especially for 2 people.
I cut in in half: 1 for the oven and 1 for the freezer.
We had ‘second Christmas dinner’ the other day.
Yeah, I did the whole bit (not the foie gras), including the mustard sauce … Continue reading.....
We had a venison roast over the holidays, which, of course, resulted in venison leftovers.
When we have leftovers I make risotto.
Most risottos use white wine but when I have venison or lamb I like to use red,
This would also be great with leftover beef roast – or even ground beef cooked with the Condimenti.
Venison, Carrot, Red
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We had Ham for Christmas dinner – with Mustard Sauce, of course.
To continue with my family traditions we had baked sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce as well.
One break in tradition came with Pan-Seared Foie Gras as a first course. Neither my parents nor my siblings would have touched it.
The other break was having fresh Brussels sprouts … Continue reading.....