I'm multi-tasking tonight. Combining two posts into one. First, Barefoot Bloggers. This week Kimberly from Indulge and Enjoy chose Spring Green Risotto. I have to say and I have said it before, I hate cooking risotto, mainly because I am an impatient cook and the only way to make risotto is slow cooking and a lot of stirring. But if you really want to enjoy risotto, you should try one of Ina Garten's. This recipe combined a lot of flavors and I would give it an A-Plus for deliciousness. It called for fennel, leeks, green peas, asparagus, white wine. I left out the asparagus and added a few mushrooms. Thank you Kimberly for choosing this!
Now for CEiMB. This week Chaya of Comfy Cook chose Ellie Kreiger's Chocolate Egg Cream. When I decided to make this, I assumed it would be a pudding of some sort. Wrong! It was a drink. It was very easy to mix up, however, maybe it was just me, but I did not care for it at all. It tasted like chocolate water to me. If you want to be adventurous, you could try it. But I'm sorry - to be honest I cannot recommend this. Check out Chaya's blog and see how hers turned out!
•1 tablespoon cocoa powder
•2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
•1 tablespoon boiling water
•1/2 cup lowfat milk, very cold
•1 1/2 cups seltzer water (not club soda)
•1 pretzel rod
In a small cup, mix together the cocoa powder and sugar. Add the water and stir well until a paste is formed. Set aside.
Put the milk into a tall fountain glass. Slowly add the seltzer water. Stir gently. Drizzle the chocolate syrup in slowly, being careful to disturb the foam as little as possible. Stir gently with a tall spoon. Your drink should be 2-toned, chocolate-brown on the bottom with a white foam on top.