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Asparagus and pea risotto made with Better than Bouillon chicken base on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Spring risotto with asparagus and peas

This post is sponsored by Better than Bouillon. If I had the time I would always make my own stock. It is one of the easiest things to make but somehow it doesn’t happen nearly as often as I imagine it should. So, when it comes to adding flavour to dishes like soups and stews, […]

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Risotto stuffed acord squash on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Risotto-stuffed squash (and a giveaway)

As temperatures dip and winter approaches, everyone seems to be craving comfort food.  Often, when we think “comfort food”, though, we think dishes like soups and stews that can take a while to prepare.  Slow cooked dishes are great for making ahead of time on the weekend when most of us have a little more […]

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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

[donotprint] The 2010 March Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Eleanor of Melbourne Food Geek and Jess of Jess the Baker. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make risotto. The various components of their challenge recipe are based on input from the Australian Masterchef cookbook and the cookbook Moorish by Greg Malouf. The obligatory […]

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