Friday, 19 September 2014

Spinach and Pea Magic Risotto

One of my most loved shows ever is by a wide margin Gilmore Girls-thank you to my great sister for acquainting me with it.

It's quick paced and witty and I have even made the Crouton King a believer. I am even now holding up for a motion picture to turn out and take care of some potential issues for me. Also what does it say in regards to me that I for the most part root for Dean?

Anyhow, in any case, in one scene, Lorelai Gilmore's closest companion, Sookie, and the culinary specialist at their hotel gets a survey from a nourishment faultfinder that her "enchantment risotto" tasted "fine". This is a slap in the face on the grounds that Sookie encouraged this same risotto to her mother on her deathbed and she existed three more years. It was a wonder!

I made enchantment risotto today. I am persuaded it will add years to my life much the same as Sookie's. The impacts won't be prompt on the other hand. The reason this risotto was so fabulously otherworldly and will permit me to live on was on account of I didn't need to remained at the stove and turn into a slave to a spoon! It was so liberating!

*please note some blending was needed, however it was not promotion nauseum which has a tendency to be the situation when making risotto the standard way.

So you add the key players to the pot and get them going on the stove, and after that permit the enchantment to occur in the broiler and it is generally comparable to run of the mill risotto...if worse on the grounds that you don't have tennis elbow and can really lift your fork to your mouth.


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 shallot, chopped
kosher salt and black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
1 cup Arborio rice
1 cup frozen peas
4 ounces flat-leaf spinach, roughly chopped (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce), plus more for serving


High temperature broiler to 425° F. Heat the margarine in a medium Dutch broiler or ovenproof pot over medium-high hotness. Include the shallot, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, blending frequently, until delicate, 3 to 5 minutes. Include the wine and cook, mixing, until just about vanished, 2 to 3 minutes. Include the soup and rice and heat to the point of boiling.

Spread the pot and exchange to broiler. Cook until the rice is delicate and rich, 20 to 25 minutes.

Include the peas, spinach, Parmesan, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the pot and blend to join together. In the event that the risotto is excessively thick, mix in up to ¼ glass boiling point water. Sprinkle with extra Parmesan before serving

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Magical Diary

Magical Diary is a visual novel video game about a young freshman girl at a magical school. It was released on June 19, 2011 for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It is a fantasy game with elements of romance. The game uses anime-style graphics and is written in English. It was developed and published by Hanako Games. The game was later released on Steam with some bonus content.

Monday, 23 July 2012


A diary is a record (originally in handwritten format) with discrete entries arranged by date reporting on what has happened over the course of a day or other period. A personal diary may include a person's experiences, and/or thoughts or feelings, including comment on current events outside the writer's direct experience. Someone who keeps a diary is known as a diarist. Diaries undertaken for institutional purposes play a role in many aspects of human civilization, including government records (e.g., Hansard), business ledgers and military records.

Generally the term is today employed for personal diaries, normally intended to remain private or to have a limited circulation amongst friends or relatives. The word "journal" may be sometimes used for "diary," but generally a diary has (or intends to have) daily entries, whereas journal-writing can be less frequent.
Whilst a diary may provide information for a memoir, autobiography or biography, it is generally written not with the intention of being published as it stands, but for the author's own use. In recent years, however, there is internal evidence in some diaries (e.g., those of Ned Rorem, Alan Clark, Tony Benn or Simon Gray) that they are written with eventual publication in mind, with the intention of self-vindication (pre- or posthumous) or simply for profit.

By extension the term diary is also used to mean a printed publication of a written diary; and may also refer to other terms of journal including electronic formats (e.g., blogs).

Monday, 5 September 2011



1 cup uncooked arborio rice
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp butter (or margarine)
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup asparagus tips
1/2 cup dried mushrooms (I prefer shitake)
other options can include artichoke hearts, chopped sweet peppers
2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth (I usually use vegetable broth)
2 Tbsp garlic, minced
2 Tbsp Pesto
Mrs. Dash
italian seasonings (I found the type in the grinder and I love it)
NOTE: Have all of the ingredients ready to rock and roll by you when you start cooking. It will make life easier.

How to make it

Place the mushrooms in water (cover them) in a small bowl. Soak for 30 minutes and then drain- but SAVE the water.
Combine the mushroom water with your broth.
Saute the onion in the oil and butter for 3 minutes.
Add the rice, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn (about 2 minutes)
Add your remaining vegetables and seasonings. Stir well.
Stir in one cup of broth, cooking and stirring until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
Sir in the other cup of broth, cooking and stirring until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
Stir in the last cup of broth and continue to cook and stir until all of the liquid is absorbed.
NOTE: if using the asparagus tips, place them in with the last cup of broth so they don't get too mushy. If you like mushy, then by all means place them in the beginning of the recipe.)
Put a pat of butter in the top of the risotto when it is finished cooking, stir, and serve.