Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Season's Greetings from Ooh, Look...

Hi dear Readers!

Wishing you all the best for the holiday season.

love from Bel and Tabs

Tabitha cat looks typically curious in the first photo ("What's in the jar? Is it FOOD???")

She's happier in the second pic after receiving an early Christmas present of cat-food bowls
 ("Where's the FOOD?? You're supposed to fill it with FOOD!!")

PS: I you want to see the Christmas cards I made this year, please click to visit Ooh, Look...Craft.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Review: Pitango organic Risotto

Hi honey, I'm home!
What's for tea?

Sound familiar?
How about the sound of a shoe being thrown at hubby's head?

Well, my domestic situation isn't quite so dire, but I'll admit that after spending 10 hours at work, slaving over a hot stove late into the evening is not my idea of bliss.  

Recently, I was given the chance to review Pitango's range of risottos (they also have readymade soups).
Why didn't I find out about these sooner? I do like to make risotto, but with this pre-prepared range, there's no more standing, stirring, stirring, and scraping a pot of rice, all while complaining that 'my feet are killing me...' (sorry, the sore feet are my own problem, caused by wearing vanity high heels all day).

Here we had the pumpkin, leek and spinach variety. Ingredients are largely organic and not artificial (rice, pumpkin, leek, spinach, onion, cream, white wine, olive oil, turmeric, fennel, etc).
All you need to do is cut open a corner of the pouch and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes.
I dished this up with some sauteed kale and shards of crispy prosciutto.
Too easy.

Moral of the story: 
Pitango risotto = a lifesaver
Ergo, happy wife = happy life.

Pitango risotto is $7 for 500g (serves 2).
I got mine at Woolworths, but it's pretty popular and sells out often.

This is a very creamy risotto. I've tried, but mine is never this creamy, darn it.
It tastes really good, not too salty.

Risotto served here with kale and prosciutto and garlic bread.
Sweet as, bro! (Pitango being a New Zealand company and all)

This post was kindly sponsored by Pitango
Thanks to Amanda at missy mischief