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Duck and Truffle Risotto

I have been dying to make this yummy risotto for years.  I struggled with finding fresh duck until one Sunday at a local farmer's market, I came upon a vendor selling freshly butchered duck.  This is my version of Duck and Truffle Risotto. The Good Stuff 1-2 Tablespoons of oil olive, Truffle oil preferred if you have it 1 nice and firm shallot- minced 1 leek, white part and a thumb of the green part- finely diced 1 cup of Arborio Rice 3…

Who is your Christian Grey?

Who is your Christian Grey? Mine is dark and complicated.  He is intense and at the same time, soft and gentle.  He is 50 shades of mess but my inner goddess does not care.  Either does the inner goddesses of the other 100 million people who read the trilogy. I had a face and body in my mind as I read those 1000 pages.  I thought about his eyes, the way the pants fell on his hips and that kiss…

Women all over the world may be sighing….

...well at least some of us are.  Headlining the morning news:  the original leading man cast for Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam, is out!  Can I get a big WAHOO?? I never saw him as the deep, dark sexy eyed guy who controlled, loved and lusted after the young Anastasia Steele.  Christian is literally tall, dark (in many respects) and handsome. My vote is for Matt Bomer. He is Mr. Sexy-Pants and as I told Judy tonight at the gym, he…

I have a confession to make

Come in a little closer; that's better. (ladies, you will get this) I am somewhat embarrassed to admit this but I have re-read the entire Fifty Shades trilogy in the span of about 9 days.  There.  I said it aloud (in writing) and it feels cathartic. My husband must have been wondering why he continued to see my clutching that Kindle until after midnight and finding it laying around outside near the hammock or on the deck.  Now you know Ants. But,…

Romance is not dead….it’s just on hiatus.

People say romance is gone. Gone after you've had kids and/or are raising them; gone after the relationship dwindles or just plain gone is the kindle and spark that once got you together. Why? I am no expert, but I believe I am a true romantic.  I cheer for the underdog and can't wait for the end of the story when that sizzle of romantic tension breaks and they have that first kiss.  A kiss is powerful....Ahhhh. Sidebar:  I think…