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Bread making workshop (and a little dressing up…)

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So I taught a bread making workshop this week.

It was a first time for me and I was lucky to have a group of wonderful students there and it was a lot of fun… even despite getting an oven rack stuck in the very deep restaurant oven and burning my arms trying to pull loaves of bread out with tongs. It was a bit like a culinary forceps birth!

My foodie friend Olive organised the workshop and the brief for the dress code was “girly floral” because, hey, it’s nice to look good in the kitchen and she wants to create a total experience for her workshops. Love it.

It’s a little hard to see my whole outfit but what I’m wearing is:

A pink top from a vintage store in Amsterdam called Episode, a handmade skirt that you can see better here, the same green market shoes that you can see here, and some pale pink lacy tights from the market. They’re a bit out of my normal wardrobe sphere but at € 1 it’s a risk I could afford!

Looking good, tasting good and linking up here with ladies frolicking in the snow.

Wardrobe Wednesday at SailorSpy.co.nz


Smoked mozzarella and mixed mushroom risotto

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After a lovely Saturday morning wandering around the Noordermarkt Biologische Market (Organic Market) I came home and cooked a dinner with some of the delicious produce I bought there.

My friend raved about the Smoked Mozzarella and so I *had* to get some and then while walking past the mushroom stall I knew it was risotto time.

I fried off some garlic and onion with a mix of mushrooms that included some fancy mushrooms bits like oyster as well as garden variety brown buttons. When they were soft I set them aside and, using  the same pan to make the most of that mushroomy goodness, made a risotto using some very nice organic vegetable bullion and chardonnay.

When the rice was cooked I added the mushrooms back in, and topped it off with the grated smoked mozzarella. (I love smoked cheese, garlic, fish… you get the idea.) A little cracked pepper and olive oil and it was ready to eat.

I had a glass of chardonnay with mine, and Loverman had a Hoegaarden with his – he thought it was an excellent match!

The risotto was delish! And you don’t just need to take my word for it. Loverman said “There’s a party in my mouth” and then did the dishes. Love it.