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Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s basic “oozy” risotto (with a side of mushrooms!)

Well, it all worked out in the end…. This week, I picked one of my favourite meals to make with Les Petits Chefs – Jamie Oliver’s “oozy mushroom risotto”. Because little boys would totally adore anything with “oozy” in the title, right? WRONG!  Alerted to the fact that many kids don’t like mushrooms (!!) by […]

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Rosewood Estates: Tasting Notes and Harvest!

Today I am sharing Neil’s tasting notes on two more winners from Rosewood Estates, one of my generous sponsors for IFBC .  For this particular pairing, I cooked (well, Neil did the turkey – it’s his traditional Thanksgiving job) and Neil’s job was to provide two bottles to go with the meal. The weather is […]

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Rosewood Estates Pinot Noir 2008 – a food pairing

Today I am pleased to bring you my first wine and food pairing for Rosewood Estates, one of my generous sponsors for IFBC which I am attending in Seattle this weekend.  I will be posting a number of wine/ food pairing posts over the next couple of months and am excited to work with this […]

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Daring Cooks March – Risotto

Chicken Stock Ingredients: 1 lg. chicken 2-3 lbs.  1 kg. Onions 2 medium   roughly diced Leek 1 medium   white part only, roughly diced Celery 2 stalks   roughly diced Garlic 2 cloves   halved Cinnamon  1 stick   Or 1 pinch of ground cinnamon White peppercorns 1 tsp.   Any type of peppercorn will do Bay leaf 2   Fresh […]

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From Italy, with love

I received my latest parcel from the foodie exchange (you can check out my previous parcels here)!  What a nice surprise it was too, arriving at the end of a long week fraught with technical difficulties on my blog and generally one of the busiest weeks I have had at school in a while….  Anyway, […]

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