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A Sunny, Autumn.. Mushroom-y Day…Risotto with gorgonzola

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns”.
– George Eliot


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I can’t think of a better place to be than a local farmers’ market on a sunny autumn day!  Surrounded by locally grown apples, mushrooms, and greens..and yes West Windsor Farmers Market was no exception..thanks to those that came to my book reading, singing and cooking demo…I also had the pleasure of working with mushrooms from Dave’s exotic Mushrooms and wines from Hopewell Valley Winery for a simply smashing plate of  risotto with mushrooms and gorgonzola cheese..


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And as promised ,here is the recipe


Autumn Risotto

! cup Arborio or Carnaroli rice

3 Portobella mushrooms

4 ounces crimini mushrooms

1/2 gallon vegetable broth

3 ounces gorgonzola cheese,cut into small cubes

1 scallion chopped finely

3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil

1 cup dry white wine


place olive oil and chopped scallions in saute pan. Saute till golden and then place in rice and let toast. Add in white wine and when evaporated add in 3/4 cup broth,stir and then add in 3/4 cup broth when wine evaporates. Stir continuously. Add in sliced mushrooms. Continue cooking and adding in 3/4 broth for approx 15 minutes or until al dente. remove from heat. Add in gorgonzola cheese, stir till melted. Serve warm with freshly grated black pepper.


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See You

Wednesday, October 16th, 6 PM, Free Library of Philadelphia – Tacony Branch, 6742 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19135, book signing and sampling
Free Library of Philadelphia – Tacony Branch 
Thursday, October 17th, 5:30 PM to 8 PM, Upper Bucks Foodie 2013 at Sands Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 501 N. West End Boulevard, Quakertown, PA 18951, book signing and sampling
Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce
Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20th, TASTE Philadelphia Food & Wine Festival at Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406, book signing and sampling
Cooking Demo on Sunday, October 20th at 2:45 PM
TASTE Philadelphia Food & Wine Festival
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