Monday, May 31, 2010

make this.

I first tried making this recipe last year and it turned out really well. So it's made a few more appearances and each time I just love the flavor. I'm sure any other fresh veggies would work in place of the peas/zucchini - maybe I'll make it with asparagus next. Try it!

Spring Risotto with Peas and Zucchini
by Martha Stewart

Prep/Cooking Time: 1 hour
Serves: 6

2 cans (14.5 oz each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons butter
1 to 2 large zucchini (1 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup frozen peas, thawed

1. Heat broth and 2 1/2 cups water in a small saucepan over low heat; keep warm. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat. Add zucchini; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until zucchini is golden, 8 to 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer zucchini to a plate.

2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add onion; cook until soft, 5 minutes. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Raise heat to medium. Add rice, cook, stirring, until translucent around edges, about 3 minutes. Add wine; cook until absorbed, about 2 minutes.

3. Cook, adding 1 cup hot broth at a time (stir until almost all liquid is absorbd before adding more), until rice is tender, 25 to 30 minutes total.

4. Add zucchini and peas; cook until peas are bright green, 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining tablespoon butter and Parmesan. Serve, topped with more cheese.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

blank slate.

A little off-kilter but still a blank slate.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

hot yellow.

It's hot and steamy outside today.
Stay Cool.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

hot pink.

Success. The hot pink cake looks good and tastes good.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

bike finds on etsy.

Just a few fabulous finds on etsy.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

northeast trivia. part 2.

Let's see who's paying attention out there...
When was the last time the Grain Belt sign was lit up?
How much will it cost to re-light the sign?

Monday, May 10, 2010

northeast trivia.

What does the A mean?

And what year was the Stone Arch Bridge built?
1883. By James J. Hill.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

cake eater

Any cupcake is a good cupcake.