Wednesday, 1 July 2009

summer risotto

My wonderful sister came this evening to help me sort out some long overdue paperwork, bringing with her the spoils from our father's allotment. The parents are on holiday so it is with heavy hearts that we harvest and tuck into the fruits of someone else's labour. In fact role is that of end consumer, even the harvesting is taken care of.

Stashed away and ready for ≤ten tomorrow night are ... a round lettuce, early potatoes, rocket, a hispi cabbage, courgettes green and gold and a bulging bag of peas.

Our supper tonight was similarly summery - it's late, so this is more of an idea than a recipe. Pea and mint risotto. I've written a previous post on risotto basics ... this evening I used the usual formula, substituting a red onion and a glass of Prosecco which needed looking after, then added in two large handfuls of fresh peas, and a large handful of chopped fresh mint from the hanging baskets. Perfect for alfresco dining on a humid evening.

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