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Butternut Squash Risotto


It had been too long since I made risotto for Ellen and I. I really wish risotto could be better for you. This risotto is great on a winter night. The sweet nutty flavor of the butternut squash really pairs well with the bold flavors of the sage. Nothing beats the aromas that will fill your kitchen when you introduce the vermouth. However, if you cannot find or do not have vermouth, feel free to substitute a dry white wine.

Continue Reading Add comment January 7th, 2008

Goat Cheese Toasts with Walnuts, Honey and Rosemary

Ellen found this recipe in the November 2006 issue of InStyle magazine. We made these as a quick appetizer and we will be sure to serve them again at our dinner party in February. The honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness just at the finish. The rosemary flavors poke right through the subtle goat cheese. I paired them with a 2002 Constant Vineyards Diamond Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The pairing was decent, albeit a blind one. The wine may be a bit too dry to pair with these flavorful toasts.

Continue Reading Add comment January 1st, 2007

Your Best Vegetarian Recipes

Ellen and I have recently been doing a sort of theme-week for our dinners. We’re trying to eat much healthier and cut out fatty foods. After Thanksgiving, it seems everyone is burnt out on poultry. On Christmas, we have prime rib, and since we don’t eat red meat often, we’re cutting back on that until then.

That left us with seafood for this week. For next week, we were thinking of all vegetarian meals. We haven’t experimented much with tofu but would love to try. We do some good vegetable sautées as side dishes. So, I ask you:

What’s your best/favorite/most tasty/easiest vegetarian recipe?

Use the comments section below to recommend yours!

4 comments November 30th, 2006

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

This cold spanish-style soup makes for a great sunday lunch. Its reasonably quick to make and requires no cooking. It’s perfect for a warm summer afternoon. Fill up your Nalgene bottle and bring it to the beach as a virgin bloody mary. I used yellow heirloom tomatoes, but any tomatoes would work great.

Continue Reading Add comment July 15th, 2006

Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad

Continue Reading 1 comment June 9th, 2006


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