Recently I had a small vacation in Spokane. In a nice cozy restaurant, I ordered a wheat risotto and it was so insanely delicious that I decided to cook some at home.
This recipe is a kind of experiment. Must admit, it’s a pretty successful experiment, so I can safely advise to try it. Do not add some ingredients at the end of cooking and your wheat risotto will be a vegan-friendly meal. 🙂
1 сup wheat grain
1-2 chopped onions
5-6 Champignon mushrooms
ﬁnely chopped rosemary (fresh or dried)
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup white wine
salt, black pepper
1/2 cup butter (optional)
1 cup fresh shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (optional)
Place 1 сup wheat grain in a large heavy saucepan. Add 3-4 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Drain and rinse.
Dear friends! I know you haven’t heard from me for a long time, but now I am excited to announce something absolutely special. Four of my books for toddlers, created in a wonderful collaboration with Chimalecha Books publishing house, are now available on Amazon.
You can purchase any of them in paperback format or choose the Kindle Edition option with a great price (and even for free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited member).
Try these wonderful muffins when you want light and delicious baking without eggs. These muffins have a very delicate orange flavor. They are perfect for tea parties and stay fresh for a long time, but will probably be eaten instantly.
You will need:
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick of butter
1/2 almond flour
a pinch of salt
1/3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp soda
Preheat the oven to 340 F (170 C). Leave the butter to soften.
Squeeze the juice from the orange, add cinnamon
Mix butter with sugar, add almond flour and orange juice with cinnamon, pinch of salt and soda
Pour in the flour, mix well
Add some raisins. Put the dough into forms and bake for 30-40 minutes
Cool the muffins and decorate them as you like. Enjoy your tea!
Do you like ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ and its retellings as I do? This fairy tale was collected and recorded by the Norwegian folklorists, Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe. They published it around 1845 in one of their first collections of tales. ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ had been previously popular in Scandinavian countries and then gained popularity in the United Kingdom and United States after the first English translation. It was also included by Andrew Lang in ‘The Blue Fairy Book’ (1889).Today ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ has so many adaptations, I can’t even count, but few of them I really like because of illustrations (‘East o ‘the Sun and West o’ the Moon’ by P.J. Lynch), or narrative (‘East’ by Edith Pattou), or singularity and design (‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon’ by Jackie Morris). So I decided to make a fairy bookmark for these books.
Of course, I was inspired by a necklace from Jackie Morris’ book, and made it with blue lace and beads.
For Polar Bear I took white felt and used this pattern:
So, twenty minutes of time and a bookmark is ready! And yes, if you really want, it could be a necklace too. 🙂