"Food is the most primitive form of comfort."
~ Sheila Graham
Antique Chinese rug
Tufenkian Tibetan and Chinese rugs, vintage pillow, and floral fabric
ARBORIO RICE PUDDING
~ Craving comfort food, this silky rich pudding courtesy of Dave Lieberman (Food Network) was better than perfect!
1 cup water
1/2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup Arborio rice
2 cups whole milk
4 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
few dashes ground cinnamon
whipped cream (optional)
- Bring water, salt, and butter to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add rice, return to a boil, and then reduce heat to the lowest setting. Shake the pan occasionally and cook until rice has absorbed the water but still al dente, abut 15 minutes.
- Bring milk, sugar, vanilla, and a few dashes of cinnamon to a simmer in a separate saucepan. Add cooked rice and cook at simmer over medium-low heat until rice absorbs most of the milk and mixture starts to get thick and silky, about 10-15 minutes (or longer).
- Transfer pudding to a large bowl and cool to room temperature. Place in refrigerator until cool and set. Serve with whipped cream and a dash more cinnamon. (4 servings)
Note: I tripled the recipe and each step took a bit longer to cook.
Craving color, texture and patterns
"The craving for colour is a natural necessity just as for water and fire.
Colour is a raw material indispensable to life.
At every era of his existence and his history,
the human being has associated colour with his joys, his actions and his pleasures."
~ Frenand Leger, "On Monumentality and Color", 1943.