I need to add some drapes to my windows. Obviously, since we will be moving I don't want to make a major investment in them. I figured some white panels from Ikea, and a bit of trim on the leading edge would work.
The trim gives the panels a custom look without commanding too much attention.
I know what you're thinking....probably what I was thinking...Risotto is HARD TO MAKE!
Well I am happy to report that it is not hard. It just takes a lot of time....45 minutes....mostly stirring...and stirring....and stirring.
Did I mention that they serve wine in every class?
OK, now we're getting somewhere. This fabulous woman, Chef Alicia Walter, is a walking encyclopedia (Google search for you younger people) of Italian cuisine.
I think Sandy offended her when she mentioned that she has an "oven baked" risotto recipe. I had Sandy email me the recipe. #JustInCase
The class is demonstration style....works for me!
Alicia wants you to remember the correct order of ingredients when you make risotto. Here's what I remembered; all risotto has wine in it. And salt your risotto early in the process.
The Sous Chef did most of the stirring.
There were four recipes demonstrated.
Supplí (Fried Risotto Balls with Mozzarella) Risotto Primavera alle Erbe (Spring Vegetable Risotto with Herbs) Risotto con Gamberi & Dragoncello (Risotto with Shrimp & Tarragon) Budino di Riso con Uva & Aceto Balsamico (Rice Pudding with Grapes & Balsamic Vinegar)
Each recipe used a different Italian rice. We also learned what region that particular rice came from.
This is the Spring Vegetable Risotto. It was unbelievable!
The Shrimp & Tarragon Risotto. Out of this world, fantastic.
The Risotto Pudding. I forgot to take the picture before I started.
They bruleed the top of it. I was so full at this point, but felt it would be rude not to finish every bite :-).
This dessert was so amazing, and gluten free, I bought the rice used in this recipe.
And just to prove that I really did pay attention, I made risotto for my kids. They loved it.
This was just before all the real stirring began. I wish I had a Sous Chef.
Knock me over, looks like we will be moving....again! Apparently, the thing that brought us here...my husband's job....is the same thing that will be relocating us to Florida.
The West Coast area near Naples.
Here is my story in arrows...I moved to San Francisco to be with my husband. His job took us to London and then New Jersey. We thought we would be here until retirement.
You know what they say when you make plans.
We have one year to eighteen months before we relocate. I'm happy about that because it will take a year to finish this home and stage it to perfection! I also know nothing about the West Coast of Florida.
I am going to miss my amazing friends. I have the most supportive and loving friends a girl could ask for. Hopefully Florida in the winter will be on their destination list.
I am also going to miss my beautiful home. I love this home and have tweaked every inch of it. I will definitely need a "new project" home to replace this one. Regardless of what the other three people who live with me think.
I will not miss this
Everyone who knows me is aware of how much I hate the winters....except for my dad. He thinks they don't bother me ?!@&
Here's where you come in. I need your help.
What do you know about this area?
For the moment, let's leave the school system out of it. Assuming my kids go to private school, where do I want to live? Where would you live?
Hello - I'm Linda, a California girl transplanted in New Jersey.I created the One Room Challenge. I am also a serial DIY-er and am obsessed with trying to transform things into something more chic. My favorite quote, "Everything is figure-outable". Welcome to my blog.