So, basically my life is crazy.  I thought studying for the bar was hard but still I found time to post and tweet and facebook etc. during that frantic time.  Now, life seems even crazier.  My caseload is huge and my retail job which started at 10-12 hrs has been bumped up to about 25-35 hrs per week.... totally not complaining because (a) I love it, (b) I love the people who work there, and (c) I could most certainly use the money!  But with all that combined and snowballing I have had much less time to devote to my favorite outlet-- OinK (that's my cheeky name for Order in the Kitchen and YES I know I left out the "the" but come on? OinK? Can't get better than that for a food blog nickname... it just screams "I love to stuff my face".  

So anywayy, as some of you probably know I love Top Chef.  Love may be an understatement as I am mildly obsessed with it.  So I was watching it the other night and a contestant was making risotto (and got sent home for not having it plated in time (tear)).  And the judges kept talking about how risotto was a make it or break it dish on the show because there have been so many times it has gone horribly wrong.  Naturally, this caused me to want to make risotto even though I have been trying to watch my weight and risotto is on the bottom of the list of things I should be eating.  That's neither here nor there.  So I decided to make some risotto, only to find out that I didn't have anything I needed to make it except arborio rice.  I improvised.  It worked (sort of).  By sort of, I mean that I would certainly suggest doing it differently, change it up a bit, and I'll tell you how I would do that.
 
 
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Hey everyone!  It has been over a week since I have last posted and I'm getting a little antsy.  I am, however, crazy swamped with the Bar Exam being about a week and a half away! This is scary but also exciting because at least it will be over!  Because the exam is so close, though, this will be my last post until after it is over...at which point I will probably post some ridiculous cocktails, as that is what I will *thoroughly* be enjoying once this insanity is over.

So for those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you are probably aware that I get fresh local produce delivered from this great local business called Go Local Produce.  I am a HUGE fan.  One of the best parts is that it is always a surprise as to what you will be getting (unless you cheat and look at the website but I like to be surprised!)  Here are a few of the goodies I've received from them: