Asparagus and its Relatives

Green, White, or Wild they are all good for risotto! GREEN ASPARAGUS Green asparagus is eaten worldwide, though the availability of imports throughout the year has made it less of a delicacy than it once was. In Europe, however, due to the short growing season and demand for local produce, asparagus commands a premium price. […]

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Risotto with Bergamot

Well, after my “Rise and Shine in Orange” this had to come! I confess I was a bit dubious about it when I first considered the idea of a risotto with such an ingredient. But then why not? I had seen other audacious pairings in the past, it was worth giving it a try. And […]

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It’s the Great Pumpkin!

Yes Pumpkin is great, and not just for Charlie Brown. Many people think of pumpkins as little more than a Halloween decoration or a Thanksgiving pie filling. However, it may be time to rethink this plump, nutritious orange plant.  The potassium contained within pumpkins can have a positive effect on blood pressure. The antioxidants in […]

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The Humble Zucchini

Well, it’s easy to know what to do with tomatoes, the “Lords of Summer,” but how about the humble zucchini? They grow so abundant that it is not that simple to use them all. Family and friends have their own already, we cannot donate them and thinking we did a good deed, can we? Some […]

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