Sunday, 29 September 2013

Runner Bean Risotto

Like most households, we have a division of labour.  Andy is brilliant with technical stuff, good with tools, big and strong.  He does the traditional 'guy' stuff.  I love cooking, gardening, and am a bit of a neat freak.  I do the traditional  'girl' stuff. Sometimes the two overlap with varying consequences. Take this blog, for example.  This my experiment in technology.  I set it up ALL by myself and take all of the photographs ......



That is to say, I take the photographs when I remember to charge my camera battery, which I forgot to do so this is the only photo for this recipe.  I'll make this brief.  My neighbour, John, gave me some lovely runner beans and I made them into a risotto using THIS RECIPE .    Of course I didn't follow the recipe word for word.  I substituted cream cheese for the mascarpone and left out the broad beans. I used dried mixed herbs instead of fresh because that's what I had to hand.  It was VERY good.   If you have a glut of runner beans, this could be the recipe for you.  

Excuse me, please.... I am off to charge my battery!  

PS- Gender assignment of chores was meant in a light hearted way.  Have no doubt,  I am a VERY liberated woman.


4 comments:

  1. OOOH I LOVE risotto...but I cannot cook it. I try and try but either it doesn't cook....or I just turn my back for 1 second and it goes mushy. DD is The Risotto Queen and I shall give her this and drop hints....

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    1. I hope the hint works.... nothing beats a good risotto! : )

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  2. That does sound delicious! We have a fairly traditional division of labour here too - it works for us, though Rupert is a brilliant cook and I can use power tools with the best of them so we do swap about as needed!

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    1. I am pretty good with a paint brush so I am the master decorator. I am not allowed power tools because I get carried away and can't stop myself! ; )

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