I added the baby arugula and peas at the very end of the risotto's long cooking process in order to retain their texture, fresh flavor and bright color. Inspired by my recent wine tasting in Taormina, I paired the risotto with this Sicilian wine.
Dudley happily stayed with my mother in Wilton while I was on vacation in Capri and Taormina. Being a city dog, the opportunity to run in the grass is a welcome treat. When I returned he helped me plant this basil for her, which she used to top her perfectly grilled garlic bread with roasted red peppers.