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5 tips for making creamy risotto

| | Aug 22 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

Q: What are some tips for making risotto?

  1. | Posted: May 9 2017 - 10:38am

    Other than a nice soak in a lemony marinade, this chicken and pepper dish requires only a handful of ingredients, little skill and a small commitment of time by the fire. The result is colorful and gorgeous and flavorful and very healthful to boot.

  2. | Posted: May 9 2017 - 10:38am

    My mom was a wannabe urban farmer long before it was cool. Living in the city limits didn’t stop us from growing our own veggies in a backyard garden that flanked a huge handmade chicken coop, where we raised hens for eggs. (I’ll take this opportunity to apologize to our neighbors, especially for the year we accidentally acquired a rooster, and the year after when we ended up with 38 clucking egg-layers as a result of said rooster.)

  3. | Posted: May 7 2017 - 12:05am

    Flavorful teas can be brewed from a great variety of herbs, flowers, fruits, spices and roots taken fresh from the garden. These generally are stronger and more refreshing than the dried packages of leaves stored for long periods on grocer’s shelves.

  4. | Posted: May 7 2017 - 12:05am

    When Greg Verlander’s father came home from rehab after having a stroke, he was upset to find a hospital bed in his room. The bed’s institutional appearance made him feel unhappy and unhealthy, his son said.

  5. | Posted: May 2 2017 - 10:48am

    Q: When you freeze bananas, should you peel them? What is the best way to defrost them and should them be drained?

  6. | Posted: May 2 2017 - 12:05am

    These peppery French butter cookies are a grown-up’s version of a milk chocolate bunny. Sandy in texture, with the flavor of chocolate shortbread, they melt in your mouth, with a salty finish that’s a terrific contrast to the sable’s sweetness.

  7. | Posted: May 2 2017 - 12:05am

    There is the Mediterranean Diet. And then there is the Mediterranean Diet.

  8. Posted: Apr 28 2017 - 12:05am

    PRIPYAT, Ukraine — A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world’s most baleful ghost towns.

  9. | Posted: Apr 25 2017 - 12:05am

    This lemon sauce is such a simple way to dress up roasted asparagus, the pinup vegetable of spring … or any simply cooked asparagus for that matter, such as grilled, steamed or sauteed. In fact, this sauce is also a quick and easy way to dress up pretty much any plainly cooked vegetable, from potatoes to green beans to broccoli.

  10. | Posted: Apr 25 2017 - 12:05am

    The deep dive promises sunken treasure, brilliant coral and the odd octopus. Sights we’re keen to see.

  11. | Posted: Apr 24 2017 - 8:25pm

    Who needs a recipe for a quesadilla? Grab a flour tortilla, pile on shredded cheese and heat it up in a pan until the cheese melts. There, I summed up about 75 percent of the quesadilla recipes around, and you only had to read one sentence. Of course, you could add some chicken, which would account for another 10 percent of the recipes, but that’s stretching the limit of most people’s quesadilla comprehension.

  12. | Posted: Apr 23 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — The baseball that curiously stuck to Yadier Molina’s chest protector during a game this month was sold for $2,015 in a St. Louis Cardinals online auction. There were 58 bids for the ball, and the winner was declared when the auction closed Sunday night.

  13. | Posted: Apr 23 2017 - 12:05am

    Just as virtual technology has become a common tool for anyone planning to repaint or redecorate a home, a growing array of apps can make landscaping easier too.

  14. Posted: Apr 21 2017 - 12:05am

    EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — A craving for a McDonald’s cheeseburger apparently prompted an 8-year-old Ohio boy to take his 4-year-old sister for a ride in his dad’s van, which he learned to drive on the internet.

  15. | Posted: Apr 20 2017 - 10:18am

    SEATTLE — Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts.