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Leek and Artichoke Risotto

Leek and Artichoke Risotto

Ladies and gentlemen, I must confess that I have a problem. I am, perhaps, overly fond of risotto. Everwhere I look I see bright, tasty veggies that clearly need to be part of what is a truly wonderful dish. For example, the photo above shows leek and artichoke risotto.

I …

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Flour Tortillas

At first I did not believe that it is impossible to make a great pizza in a conventional oven on a baking sheet. After all, I have made pizzas this way many times. Our instructor mentioned today that if your oven is hot enough to produce an excellent crust, the …

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Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli

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The first time I really ate pumpkin (or any non-summer-squash, since I tend to use the terms interchangeably) in something other than pie, I was in Australia. Who roasts pumpkin, I thought. Haven’t you heard of pie? Of course, I tried it and loved it. I’ve …

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Japanese Chicken Scallion Rice Bowl

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I really hate touching raw chicken.
I don’t mind cooking it and I certainly don’t mind eating it, but I would much rather handle just about any other kind of meat. Forgive me, but it just looks icky.
Nevertheless, I had to touch it to cook tonight’s dinner. …

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