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10 Ways Tuesday: Grapefruit

It’s 10 Ways Tuesday and I’ve got creative ideas for cooking with grapefruit: 1.  Cocktail Let’s start this list off with a cocktail, shall we? Grapefruit juice was made for cocktails- it’s not just sweet, but a fantastic combination of bitter,...

Ingredient of the Week: Grapefruit

I spent last week in the desert, literally. The husband and I set off on a spontaneous trip to Arizona for some sun and a change of scenery. Having never visited the Grand Canyon state, I was in awe of the desert’s striking beauty. The sun rose and set, casting...

10 Ways Tuesday: Risotto Rice

  I’ve got creative ideas for cooking risotto in winter:   1.  Wild Mushroom Risotto Each year, as winter sets in, I turn to risotto. The first risotto I always make is Giada De Laurentiis’ recipe for Wild Mushroom Risotto with Peas. Giada...

Ingredient of the Week: Risotto Rice

This week at la Domestique is dedicated to risotto rice, any of three varieties of medium-grain rice: Arborio, carnaroli, and vialone. These Italian rices have a plump, squat shape and are high in starch, which slowly releases during cooking, yielding a silky, creamy...