Risotto to celebrate pre-fall

September 6, 2009

I spent the morning/afternoon with a girlfriend shopping downtown, something I don’t attempt often because of the crowds. It was so nice to catch up with her and stroll around the city. The weather was blustery and the minute I stepped out the door to meet her, it was a dogs and cats downpour! Luckily the rain stopped. I think we are firmly planted in pre-fall. I’m not sure if I am excited about it yet. However, I get to start making fall dishes and that makes me happy. I love nesting and spending an afternoon preparing a new dish, the house filled with the smell of home cooking. So, after shopping today I made Risotto with Chard and Prosciutto. The chard was harvested yesterday when I volunteered in the garden at Seattle Tilth.

My boyfriend is out of town this week (I miss him…) and I went to his house this afternoon to watch movies and cook. Also, he just bought a Le Creuset dutch oven, and I thought I would take it for a test drive! Turns out, it works just as well as mine even though it is a different color. Hehe…

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As always, I treated myself to some wine as I cooked. Listen, I will drink the Rose’ until it is officially Fall you guys! This one happens to be my favorite.

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I’d definitely make this recipe again. I would use a scosh less salt and maybe add another green like spinach or arugula to help balance the prosciutto flavor. The day ended with a bit of sunshine. Perfect.

hori hori dig dig!

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3 Responses to “Risotto to celebrate pre-fall”


  1. The comment about the wine in particular made me smile – Oh how we love the sweet fruity taste of summer, before the heavier, darker juices help us get cosy in winter!
    I grew some chard last year but it mainly fed the slugs and snails. What remained was decidedly less appetising with nibble marks on it!
    I found your blog via Kelly Rae’s which is such an inspirational read. Good luck with yours. Blogging helped re-ignite my creativity and I’m kind of addicted now!

  2. eliciaruth Says:

    that’s exactly how the weather is here in dallas now… rainy pre-fall.
    i found your blog through kelly rae’s as well. 🙂


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