I first heard about Coffee Risotto when looking at the search keywords that people had used to find my blog. I get a lot of search hits for coffee recipes (usually coffee flavoured muffins or coffee macaron recipes) but occasionally I get something more interesting – something that sparks off a new idea.
As I may have said before, the other half loves rice, he will infinitely prefer rice with his chinese to noodles (which is a shame as noodles are so much quicker to prepare). Risotto is one of our favourites meals, lots of rice and I can use whatever vegetables we have. But I get bored easily, I like a bit of a change, the idea of using pearl barley rather than rice, appeals because it’s a much more traditional Scottish ingredient
Getting a pumpkin in the UK isn’t as easy as you might imagine. The only variety I saw in Tesco was of the carving variety, and I am guessing that not quite the same as baby bear, crown prince or delicata.
More like pumpkin-grown-for-size-and-not-taste. The last thing I wanted to do was waste my one organic pumpkin.
Purple is my favourite colour. Last winter I had a purple coat (I got some pretty amazing compliments about it in Seattle – do Americans not have purple jackets?) I also had about 5 purple tops, a couple of purple dresses and the most amazing purple shoes. (I even had a pair of purple tights… but we won’t go into that.)
Even though going through an extreme purple phase I never ate anything purple. It’s not a colour I associate with food, especially not savoury meals. So when I got beetroot in my organic box this week and started looking into what new things I could do with it. Browsing online this purple risotto jumped out at me!