With the days getting shorter, the sun creeping lower in the sky, and the cold weather setting in, winter is well and truly on its way. To be honest, I don’t mind the cold so much – I love wrapping up warm and stepping outside on a bright and cold morning, able to see my breath on the air. Everything feels so fresh and crisp.
And of course the cold weather is the perfect excuse to spend an evening tucked up at home keeping warm with some delicious food.
This risotto recipe is perfect for those cold evenings, and also makes use of the delicious and versatile pumpkin, which is a staple of this time of year. There is an amazing range of varieties you can choose from, and they are available cheaply and in abundance – you can pick one up from your local farmers market for just a couple of dollars.
‘Lydia has just joined us here at the Dunedin office as an Information Developer. We very quickly identified Lydia as a passionate cook and have jumped at the opportunity to have her as part of the Our Kitchen team, especially given she follows a FODMAP diet. She has a wealth of knowledge in this area and is a well practiced and fantastic wheat free baker (which usually equates to gluten free as well). This is Lydia’s first recipe, watch this space for more delicious treats from her in the near future’ – Kate