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From Boarman’s. A favorite to bring home. This time I decided to stuff their lovely PA mushrooms with the crab cakes.

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Their crab cakes are a bargain at $4 each. We bought a few mushrooms too. And, a container of cherry tomatoes (which was a mistake as they have no taste). At least by putting them in the oven covered in Italian herbs, they were edible.

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Simple dinner, except for making risotto. I love risotto. It is my comfort food. I made a simple risotto using some of the filling and the tops (sliced off to make them level in the oven) of the mushrooms. Onions, garlic, arborio, chicken stock and white wine.

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Cooking risotto requires attention. Keeping the stock at the right level. Adding the proper amount of salt and pepper. I find it relaxing to make it. I added the mushrooms right at the end.

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Served over a bed of arugula. And, accompanied by a lovely crisp 2011 Glen Manor Sauvignon Blanc.

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Dinner worth way more than it cost me to make it. Oh yeah, it took time to make that risotto. Less time than I would spend with a beeper at a local restaurant waiting for a table.

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About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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