Risotto with Savoy Cabbage and Sausage

Risotto with Savoy Cabbage and Sausage

Risotto with Savoy Cabbage and Sausage

I think savoy cabbage is so pretty with its lacy leaves and bright green color.  I saw this recipe and I wanted try it out.  My first roadblock was lack of Arborio rice.  When I opened my bag of rice it wasn’t fresh any more.  It smelled completely rancid!  First step: send my P.S. (Passionate Shopper/ spouse) for fresh rice. While I waited for rice, I’d start chopping the condimenti ingredients. Continue reading

Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

I posted a lovely roasted asparagus risotto recipe a few years ago. More often I have cans of asparagus to use courtesy of my P.S. (Patronizes Sales/ hubby). To accompany a dinner entrée of lasagna stuffed sweet bell peppers I wanted a side dish that echoed a vegetable theme with some added carbs. Making a canned asparagus risotto was my plan. Plus I would use some of those odd pantry items my P.S. buys. Continue reading

A Woodsy Risotto {Mushrooms and Blueberries}

Mushroom Blueberry Risotto

Mushroom Blueberry Risotto

I know, even my P.S. (Partner in Sustenance/ hubby) rolled his eyes when I told him about my new recipe find.  But really, mushrooms and blueberries are both found in the woods.  The blog where I found the recipe said it is common in northern Italy to pair the two in food dishes.  The risotto is a popular dish and usually made with beef broth.  If Italians love it, why shouldn’t we?  I have an open mind! Continue reading