VDP: Summer Risotto with Pesto and Ricotta

Saturday, July 26, 2008 This is the first risotto I made without using chicken stock. Instead if the customary butter in there I also used olive oil. The result was quiet good, but I did miss the goodness of a rich stock in there. Instead, I used some fresh vegetable stock to cook the risotto.Continue reading “VDP: Summer Risotto with Pesto and Ricotta”

VDP: Vegetarian Grilling

Sunday, June 15, 2008 I love a good steak or pork chop (or chicken or ribs for that matter) cooked over natural wood charcoal as much as the next guy. Let’s face it, the reason we light up our grills is to cook meat. It is the ultimate pleasure that hot charcoal can provide. However,Continue reading “VDP: Vegetarian Grilling”

VDP: Ratatouille

Thursday, June 12, 2008 A year or so ago Ratatouille was just another obscure French dish and very few would recognize what it is and what it is made of. Now, thanks to the lovely Pixar film of the same name, even my 5-year old knows that it’s a vegetables stew. The word stew immediatelyContinue reading “VDP: Ratatouille”