Mushroom and chilli orzo risotto

Mushroom and coconut risotto

I don’t make risotto very often but faced with some extra mushrooms that was all I could think about. To save time I used orzo. My clever friend Sus introduced me so this rice shaped pasta and it is perfect for a quick risotto.   It was a bit of a mushroom day. I love … Continue reading

Coconut milk and mushroom orzo risotto

coconut and mushroom orzo risotto

Risotto can be a bit of a challenge to cook. I think I am just not great with anything that has to do with rice. This is why I like to use orzo, a rice shaped pasta, to make risotto. A friend of mine told me when we discussed risotto that she used this pasta instead. I … Continue reading

Orzo prawn “risotto”

I eat most foods and enjoy them but there are a few things I don’t eat very often, I don’t cook them and I would lost likely not order them and risotto is one of these dishes. I often find them a bit too starchy and heavy, perhaps sometimes there is too much cream, or … Continue reading

Tapas dinner to chase the winter blues away

I was clearing out my fridge, there were some things still lingering after the holidays and I thought I would have a little clear out. I came across a chorizo, the gorgeous kind, made from Iberico pork, matured in sunny Spain and I knew it was time to defy this cold rain and make some … Continue reading

Mung Dal lentil risotto

The year started very slowly and then all of the sudden it all kicked off! Today was a particularly manic day and I knew I needed to clear my head. usually any cooking helps me with this but today I wanted something that demanded my attention and what better than a risotto? The gentle stir … Continue reading

When something is so good – you have to go back! The Blackboard Bistro revisited

I can’t believe it but for my Christmas dinner in Dublin, well there was only one place to go, the Blackboard Bistro on Clare street. It is a small place but it is full of atmosphere and you always get a wonderful welcome. It is the kind of restaurant I always wished I lived closer … Continue reading

Salmon on my mind

On Friday night I was so hungry I needed something quick and easy so I made a casserole from sausage and beans and a sprinkle of Joes smoked cheese. Not the most sophisticated dish but perfect weeknight food with a glass or two of red. I was thinking yesterday what I would want to eat … Continue reading