Chianti Risotto

Chianti Risotto

I can’t believe I have never posted this on Karista’s Kitchen!  Last fall I was in a whirlwind of excitement and slowly coming down off my travel and culinary cloud after being in Italy for two weeks.  I think in all that excitement I missed a post!   I created this last year for DaVinci Wine and although they’ve shared it on their facebook page as I’ve done in the past, I never posted this recipe on Karista’s...

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Fresh Spinach, Arugula and Lemon Risotto

Fresh Spinach, Arugula and Lemon Risotto

One of my chicken gals laid an egg today!  Yes, I splattered the good news all over facebook, instagram, and twitter. After my little social media blitz, I joyously announced the good news to my two sassy gals.  To which the reply was less than enthusiastic. One of my sassy gals gets a pass on enthusiasm as she’s still recovering from surgery, but I thought my youngest gal would be a little more thrilled about the good news.  I was on the...

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Slow Cooked Red Ginger Chicken

Slow Cooked Red Ginger Chicken

My girls (of the chicken variety) are growing up and will be egg laying hens soon.  Although they are now considered pullets, my teenage chickens are finding their grown up voices and developing the most comedic personalities. I love to walk out into the yard and see those four brilliantly feathered girls line up by the chicken coop gate. Little heads pressed against the fencing, patiently watching and waiting for any treats I might be bringing...

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Roasted Pumpkin Risotto

Roasted Pumpkin Risotto

I probably have 20 different methods of preparing risotto.  Mostly because that’s the one dish my youngest gal always requests. Suzie Q will request risotto for her birthday dinner, when she’s sick, when she scores a perfect 100 on an exam, when she’s having a really rotten day, or any other evening she might need a little comfort.  For my youngest gal, risotto is celebration and comfort food. For me, risotto is luxurious. ...

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Garam Masala Crusted Fish with Cucumber Mango Raita and Coconut Rice

Garam Masala Crusted Fish with Cucumber Mango Raita and Coconut Rice

Score! A beautiful day on a weekend in September… in Western Washington.  This can only mean one thing.  It’s flying weather.  O Happy Day! As soon as the sun came up Ranger Craig and I were packing for a quick little day trip over to one of our favorite spots, Port Townsend, WA.  Fresh seafood, beautiful produce, my favorite espresso cafe and a little shopping to round out the day. But… Ranger Craig was thinking more along...

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