Risotto with Spinach

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Finally, time for risotto with spinach! Last time I went out to hunt for spinach I came back with lettuce. Great stuff but besides the fact that they are both green, it’s a very different vegetable 😉 This recipe is based on one of my favourite dishes which my mother in law always prepares when we visit Italy. It has a fabulous taste. Mine is ofcourse a slightly different version (besides, no way you can compete with this fantastic recipe for obvious reasons!). Continue reading

Risotto with Asparagus | Beauty of Imperfection

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You must be thinking how does imperfection relate to risotto with asparagus? Whenever I’m in Italy I’m confronted with the concept of imperfection and the beauty of it. This time I was reminded of the imperfection because I was preparing a beautiful bunch of thin, long, irregular green asparagus. A big quantity of juicy vegetables for a very reasonable price. How can they compare to the perfectly selected thick, short, green asparagus I find at home in The Netherlands? Both are great but it just shows appearance isn’t everything 🙂 Continue reading

Salad | Lebanese with a twist

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Today I had a friend over for lunch and I was very eager to try a recipe from Comptoir Libanais.

The salad is easy to make it’s only that the ‘leaf parsley’ is an ingredient hard to find in a regular shop here. As it’s the main ingredient of the salad you can’t really replace it with anything else. The original recipe is without feta cheese. I think it’s a great addition as it wouldn’t be filling enough to provide as lunch and it would be better as a side dish. I served the salad with warm brown french bread from the oven.

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