Michael Feinstein, Alexa and Me: Grape Tomato and Basil Risotto

Michael Feinstein, Alexa and Me: Grape Tomato and Basil Risotto

This week’s farmers’ market had the most beautiful grape tomatoes in the history of the world. Impulsively, I bought three baskets. Whoa! What does one person (and a small sweet dog) do with three baskets of ripe tomatoes? So, this morning I bucked myself up […]

Tomato and Basil Risotto and a Puppy

  I know. It’s a puppy. I can’t seem to take a decent photo of the risotto dish I want to share with you, so I’m posting a photo of a puppy. Everyone loves a puppy photo. Don’t get me wrong, the risotto is quite […]

Porcini Mushroom Risotto

    I confess that making risotto isn’t (or hasn’t been) a strong suit for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love rice. It is just that, somehow, risotto always seemed like it would be complicated to prepare. Then my world changed. I got an […]

Memories of Alicante Vegetable Paella

    Years ago, a friend from school went chasing his dreams and moved to Alicante, Spain. We travelled there to visit and the four of us spent long leisurely afternoons laughing a lot, eating paella and drinking lots of red wine. In the late […]

Cashew Rice Pilaf with Asparagus

My market had big bunches of asparagus today–beautiful, tender green stalks. Can it be Spring? My recipe was adapted from a recipe that appeared on the All Recipes site. The link to the original recipe appears at the end of this post. Recipe: Cashew Rice […]