Bear with me as I patiently wait for spring and inspiration for warm weather cooking.
In the fall, when the weather is grey and cold, I love lighting the fire. I look forward to all the slow-cooked, braised meats, long-simmering soups and tender, hearty stews. … Continue reading.....
I love risotto.
Since the first time I had it in Venice I have been smitten.
That year, for Christmas, mon mari gave me a cookbook: ‘Risotto’.
A simple title for a simple book… Just recipes for classic Italian risotto.
Nothing fancy, nothing creative … Continue reading.....
I have to admit I've gotten into the habit of using white beans in most dishes, except chili, of course.
I use different sizes and types of white beans, but they're still, well, white.
I decided it was time to change. (I'm such a risk-taker.)… Continue reading.....
No update this week.
Mon mari is lazing around watching old movies again.
He had surgery on a pinched nerve (other arm) last week.
To be nice to the invalid I made a favorite risotto on his least favorite day (fish hell day – I … Continue reading.....
I started going through my blog posts, getting my thoughts organized for my book. (Ok, for years readers have told me I should write a book, so I am. Hope those same readers buy it)
Anyway, one of the things that quickly became obvious … Continue reading.....
I was checking my recipes for a simple Asparagus Risotto the other day….
And couldn't find it.
With all of the risotto recipes I've posted on this blog, I've never posted one for Asparagus Risotto.
I've posted other risottos with asparagus but never the basic.… Continue reading.....
Still rather jet-lagged.
Still wrapping my mind around stuff and getting used to the new reality.
And absolutely enjoying the brilliant sunshine and warm air that greeted me.
Spring arrived while I was away. Hyacinths are blooming, tulips are up, fruit … Continue reading.....
Mon mari got to play with a big toy last week.
He wanted to rent the little backhoe/digger that he used last year to dig the water trench.
It wasn’t available.
But the guy was very understanding…. and let him have the big one for … Continue reading.....
I got an email from Williams Sonoma a few weeks ago, advertising the filled, hard, Christmas candy that my mother loves. Naturally, I duly made note of the fact but did nothing about it.
I decided to order it for her today and … Continue reading.....