Located quite a distance from the 23rd parallel, my island is right there, through the living room, just beyond the French doors, and situated about two-thirds of the way from the wall in my humble kitchen.
This is the place where my fan club, my girls and the occasional guest, get to see the real me.
When you're feeling like something creamy, make yourself a small batch of risotto. Start with a classic base of thyme flavored vialone nani risotto. Add a delicate mix of asparagus and white shrimp, cooked in white wine.
Mount with great butter after mixing in your authentic Parmigiano cheese