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07 February 2014

Risotto With Squash and Sage


Going to the farmer's market is one of my favorite errands on weekends. The market I go to is not on the grand scale and the stalls are mostly unique from each another. There's a meat stall, bread and white pizza, a honey producer, artisan chocolates, potted herbs and different kinds of cheese. The vegetables and fruits are perhaps the only ones that have a bit of competition among themselves.

After going there for the past couple of years, my family and I became familiar faces to the farmers we frequent. My kids are always given "little gifts" from everyone. Pizza, salami, candies, cheese, fruits, juice, chocolates and so on. It's amazing how generous they are. I found their generosity effective in making my kids come willingly with us because from a kid's point of view, it can become boring to follow your parents around shopping for the next meal.


In the middle of squash season, I bought the smallest whole gourd I could find from the farmers' stalls. The season couldn't pass without risotto cooking in my kitchen. Risotto alla zucca (risotto with squash) is a classic dish and it's one of the risotto dishes that my husband and I love so much. With the addition of fresh sage from my garden, it was, as always, a spectacular dish. 

Now let me send you to Stepable where you can find the recipe. It's a new food site where the recipes are done with the help of step-by-step photos. Click on this link to go directly to the recipe. Thanks and have a good day everyone!

More Risotto Recipes:

Risotto alla Zucca (Squash Risotto) 
Risotto with Artichokes, Apples and Flower Sprinkles and the Village of Ceri 
Risotto with Wild Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomatoes