Stay for the leftovers: Arancini (Risotto Balls)

Arancini, or little oranges, are so named for their shaped and color.  I have another name for them, which may not be appropriate for this particular forum. Risotto is one of my favorite, go to meals.  While a little time consuming to prepare, it’s a totally doable weeknight, one dish dinner. The question with risotto …

Long time coming: Longman & Eagle

Despite an absurd wait, having our party of 8 split into two, traveling to the far flung reaches of Logan Square: Longman & Eagle was one of the very best food experiences I’ve had in a long time. The drinks were creative (bourbon and whiskey heavy) – a bourbon “mint julep” was complex  and delicious.  …

Rustic Home, Homemade Ravioli

Following a relatively successful venture in making homemade fettuccine , I graduated to the next order of difficulty, homemade ravioli. I call them rustic, because frankly, the result was… rustic.   I went out and bought a ravioli cutter/stamp like this one from Amazon – although I found mine randomly at TJ Maxx of all places for $3, …