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Baked Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions

So I took a little bit of a break over the summer (okay, and half of September as well). The weather in London was great, one of the nicest summers since we moved here, and just when it got a little cool in late August, we went to the US to visit family and friends, and enjoyed a little more sunshine at the same time.  By the time we got back, it had warmed up here and we had a lovely trip to the Isles of Scilly, where I drank a lot more cider than wine (in fact, I’m not sure I had any wine at all). But now back to the wine drinking!

Baked Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions

My partner and I have stopped eating red meat (he had done so once before, for about six months until the call of bacon lured him back), so this week I selected a meatless recipe that will go well with red wine (technically it’s vegan but not the way I prepared it).  The recipe can be found at the kitchn and was really tasty – the caramelized onions really added a wonderful flavour.

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Herb Roasted Lamb Chops

With Easter almost here, I thought I’d try a lamb recipe this week (and also because I wanted to have a few more red wines on the list). I don’t tend to eat a lot of lamb and I think this is the first time that I actually cooked it.  All in all, it came out well (done, that is) and so with a second try at half the oven time, it came out perfectly. The rosemary, thyme and garlic went wonderfully with the lamb.

The recipe is from Epicurious, a terrific resource, and can be found here.  As noted above, I reduced the oven time from 10 minutes to 5 minutes and the chops were pink and juicy.  If you like your more well done, then I’d stick with the 10 minutes.

herb roasted lamp chop

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