27 July, 2009
2 T. olive oil
1 t. minced garlic
1 pinch red chile flakes
3 c. eggplant, purged and cut into strips
2 small tomatoes, diced (or 3/4 c. canned crushed tomatoes, drained)
6 T. plain yogurt, nonfat
1 T. fresh basil, chiffonaded
1 T. fresh spicy basil
4 T. freshly grated parmesan
And the Alton Brown recipe upon which it is based. Prep takes much longer than the 2 minute cooking time, but since I did other things at the same time I don't know how long it took. As a rather healthy recipe we're pleased with this version. With a few minor changes this could also be a really fast ratatouille.
26 July, 2009
25 July, 2009
23 July, 2009
I have finally gotten to see this play (for those who don't know, there's a bit of a history of absurd things coming between me and Skakespeare). =D
It was quite good, often hilarious, and punctuated by a peacock who insisted he stand on top of the stage set the entire time. It was presented by CT Free Shakespeare, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone in the area this weekend or next. Many thanks go to our summer intern for telling me about this and then somehow arranging a sunny day in all this rain.
The only problem is the subsequent "I miss doing theatre" response...
20 July, 2009
The first evening we got there Banik was tossing pieces of apple to a deer off the back deck, but I didn't get pictures of that. The next day I took some videos of one of the hummingbird feeders from about 12 inches away from the feeder. You wouldn't think those little birds could make so much noise.