Thursday, September 12, 2019

Eggplant love drivin' me mad drivin' me crazy

My post title sounds so porny but I'm quite chaste and fervent in my nightshade appreciation.

Budget Bytes is such a reliable site for streamlined and dependable recipes. She pares things down to the essential steps and they work consistently for me. Last night I made Eggplant Frittata after writing myself three reminder notes. I really wanted to find out what it tasted like. All the thumbs are up. My changes (because entropy): I did not use the oven to roast the vegetables, just for cooking the eggs. I peeled the eggplant because I don't need to eat that. I used canned tomatoes because picking cherry tomato skins out of my mouth is bleah for me. I added more parmesan because yum.

I heated olive oil in the pan and added first the onion, then the eggplant, then the zucchini and after they were all softened added a can of petite diced tomatoes and the garlic. Cooked a few more minutes and then topped with eggs and ovened for 30 minutes. Veggie daughter and I would eat again. I would also use this as a great basic stovetop ratatouille recipe without the eggs. Mmm, now I'm thinking about pasta.

My right eye, that started with all the trouble, is a little irritated, a little puffy underneath. It is gummy in the morning. I'm not ready to spend more money yet on medical attention but I'm monitoring the situation. I'll go in if it worsens. Maybe jogging would help...

Book 'em
Finished Water Logic last night. A fantasy series with occasional magic and book reverence and farmers and formerly talking ravens (oh ravens). The most radical thing about it is still the fact that in this universe women are 100% people, it is egalitarian in all things.* The assumption that every female human's impulses and aspirations are worth exactly what the males' are continues to surprise. I wish I could visit. Lucky for us all, the fourth concluding book is in the world and on my shelf. I will start next week.

*My book talk friend tells me that Nicola Griffith wrote a police procedural series that she says are science fiction because women are treated the same as men in that universe. Must try.

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