Monthly Archives: December 2012

Buon Natale!

Food, family, sunshine, shopping, wine, more food, parties, friends, more wine, rain, and then some more food. Christmas. The day people stress about and love all at the same time. I think there is no better opportunity to get in the kitchen or sit at a table and enjoy the over indulgence that is the […]

The Comforting Taste of Risotto

Even though it sounds a bit wintery, I just couldn’t resist making a mushroom risotto for M. Both comforting and tasty, a good mushroom risotto is always a winner. I make it with red wine and pangrattato in winter and white wine and salsa verde in summer for a fresher meal. Mushroom Risotto Serves 6 Stock […]

Preserving Lemons

I honestly could not imagine cooking without lemons. Whether they be squeezed into a salad dressing or zested onto chicken or fish, lemons always seem to help food taste their best. Last year I gave friends and family jars of preserved lemons for Christmas. Not only did they look good under the tree, they tasted […]