Last night, Joe and I were invited over to Kaaren and Clint's house for homemade risotto from scratch. What a fabulous treat and a most enjoyable evening! Kaaren and Clint recently returned from a two-month vacation in Italy. Kaaren, through observation and broken Italian and English, learned how to make risotto.
Let me set the scene here. Their home is absolutely lovely. When you step through the door, both Clint, Kaaren, and their home, give you a warm, inviting welcome hug. Kaaren is a quilter too, and this Sandy Gervais quilt is illuminated right by the front door.
All we had to do was bring and appetizer or "nibble" as Kaaren calls it. Joe and I made Shrimp on the Barbie! Do you know how hard it is to find a Barbie-type doll in a small, winter resort community?
Kaaren started cooking with her special rice and extra special olive oil. I now have all of her secrets and I'm anxious to make my own risotto.
Our hosts, Kaaren and Clint sitting across from us at their long, farmhouse table in their kitchen.