Wednesday, December 27, 2006

a year older

Finally! I thought I'd never start this blog, but with the beginning of a new year on the horizon, why wait any longer. Let's just hope I can keep it up.

Food; anything and everything related. I will share recipes (successes and failures), favorite restaurants, favorite foods, and whatever else inspires me. Come check out my adventures into the neverending realm of what food has to offer. Some people say they eat to live... I live to eat.

snow pea and broccoli risotto

2 cloves of minced garlic
1 large finely chopped shallot
olive oil
3 palmfuls of Arborio rice (I think that's about one cup)
1 glass white wine (I used La Ferme Julien, Blanc 2005. Probably wasn't a smart move with such a fruity wine. Drinking a glass (or two) of it while cooking might not have been a good idea either.)
Chicken stock
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 handful snow peas

Sweat garlic and shallots in butter and oil mixture. Add the rice and cook until the edges become opaque. Add wine and reduce. Start adding the stock one ladle at a time until rice is cooked al dente. Add the broccoli and snow peas and finish it off with parmigiano reggiano. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Mushrooms would have been a good addition to this recipe. And remember, don't drink and cook.