Monday, January 08, 2007

Salt Lake Citrus

When life gives you lemons, make risotto.

In our den we have a little galvanized metal bin that is supposed to hold a few of our "current" magazines for perusing. What has happened over the past year is what I like to refer to as the leaning tower of mags: a spiraling stack of past issues of Wine Spectactor, Gourmet, Saveur, Dwell, Budget Traveler and Food & Wine. Over the recent gray and cold winter weekend we just had, we got on a bit of a recycling kick, and began trying to filter through the issues.

We didn't get very far (what we now have is six small stacks instead of one big one) but we did happen upon the May 2006 issue of Saveur with a delicious collection of recipes featuring lemons, including a risotto al limone and mozzarella al limone. The recipes made us yearn for summer, when bubbly tastes even better than it does the rest of the year, and fresh basil from the garden is standard with every meal. And so we channeled summer last night through these lovely dishes--no sunscreen needed.

Risotto al Limone
Risotto al Limone

Mozzarella al Limone
Mozzarella al Limone

All this citrus got us so excited that we booked a trip to Miami in April. So if you have any restaurant recommendations, please send them our way.

- K


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