Tagged with wine

Risotto with Tomato & Saucisson Sec

Risotto with Tomato & Saucisson Sec

This risotto is a great cold-weather dish. Filling, flavourful, and incredibly easy to prepare, it pairs just as well with a roast as with a salad. This recipe really comes down to the tomatoes. I recommend using a mix of sun-dried tomatoes and fresh tomatoes for the best flavour-texture combination, but you could certainly just … Continue reading

Gnocchi with Asparagus & Rosemary

Gnocchi with Asparagus & Rosemary

This dish was the brainchild of my post-evening run hunger pangs. Savoury, filling, and most importantly quick, this pasta is ideal for post-workout meals. For a lighter dish, substitute vegetable oil for butter and a lighter pasta (like rotini) for the gnocchi. I have a particular fondness for saucisson sec, but you could use any … Continue reading

Spiced Carrot Risotto

Spiced Carrot Risotto

Chilly spring nights call for warm and colourful dinners. This risotto, inspired by a refreshing and summery carrot salad, fits the bill perfectly. The orange of the grated carrot brightens the rice, and the harissa adds significant depth to the flavour. I used red wine because it was what I had on hand, but white … Continue reading

Red Wine Raspberry Jam

Red Wine Raspberry Jam

After putting my Red Wine Chocolate Layer Cake into the oven, I was confronted with a nearly-full bottle of red wine. Generally, I would just store the bottle in the fridge for later use. This time, however, I had two packages of raspberries just crying out to be paired with the wine. My original plan … Continue reading

Red Wine Chocolate Layer Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Layer Cake

What’s a burgeoning cook to do for her birthday? Make a cake, of course! With exams finished and work yet to start, I decided to spend the afternoon of my birthday making a Smitten Kitchen cake I had been eyeing for awhile. As always, her recipe works like a dream. The quantities listed below are … Continue reading