Guest Post – Heather of Kitchen Concoctions {And Carrot Risotto}

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Today I am thrilled to share a guest post with you from the lovely and talented Heather of Kitchen Concoctions! She has a very interesting culinary background that you can read on her about page called Little ol’ Me. Not only am I smitten with her delicious recipes and wonderful photography, but she and I are kindred souls, so I knew I had to invite her to guest post over here. Welcome, Heather, and thank you so much for your beautiful post!

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If the Lady of Shalott Were a Dish

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The Lady of Shalott, Oil on Canvas by J.W. Waterhouse (Source)  If the Lady of Shalott were a dish, I envision her as elegant and beautiful in a rustic sort of way.  Feminine and ethereal (as fairy ladies are, of course ;) ).  Complex, but not intimidating.  Passionate, eccentric, and completely captivating.  Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott is a beautiful Victorian ballad based on Arthurian legend.  I’ve always been intrigued by tales of Arthur, and this poem in particular has always captivated me.  Tennyson’s descriptions paint such a vivid, detailed portrait, and I couldn’t help but translate this into a meal....

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Broccoli-Cheddar Risotto & A Book Review

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In my wildest dreams it never dawned on me that delicious dinners could be made with only five ingredients.  Breakfast with five or less is easy with things like Greek yogurt topped with berries and a drizzle of honey, a bowl of oats with milk, fruit, and nuts, or a bagel with lox, cream cheese, red onion, and capers…even a veggie omelet for the most part probably has less than five ingredients, but I think dinner with five ingredients is pretty impressive.  That’s why I was intrigued when I recently was offered a review copy of Robin Miller’s Robin Takes 5, which is a cookbook of 500 recipes with five […]...

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White Asparagus Risotto Cakes with Scallion Pistou

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When Natasha of 5 Star Foodie and Lazaro of Lazaro Cooks! announced that April’s 5 Star Makeover theme ingredient was white asparagus, my mind began racing with all the ideas of what to make.  I had visions of almond-laced white chocolate white asparagus mousse, a delicate cream of white asparagus soup, white asparagus gratin, and the always delicious steamed white asparagus with hollandaise and fresh herbs....

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