Linguine with Fresh Spinach, Red Pepper, and Lemon

I love going to the grocery store; I do it several times a week, if only for a few things. I know, I know, it is poor planning on my part, but I enjoy weaving through the aisles, checking out new and interesting ingredients I may have missed during my previous visit. I recall going toContinue reading “Linguine with Fresh Spinach, Red Pepper, and Lemon”

Green Soup

If you’re anything like me, you tend to overindulge during the holiday season – we’re not even to New Year’s, yet – and then regret it later.  I know that after rich, decadent meals and equally sinful desserts, all I want is a Big Salad, à la Elaine Benes.  My body craves vegetables, leafy greens,Continue reading “Green Soup”

Hands-Off Risotto

Lately I’ve been craving risotto, but honestly, the dish is laborious and finicky, really.  It needs constant attention, sincere compliments, and gentle coaxing in order for it to behave the way I want.  It needs exact heat, warm stock added at just the right time, and if a person so much as blinks at theContinue reading “Hands-Off Risotto”