Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weird ratatouille

Eastside Road, Healdsburg, November 15, 2009--
WE HIT THE ROAD tomorrow, traveling south for a few days, so we've been cleaning out the larder, the pantry, the icebox. Lindsey's been working on the apples and the quinces; she rescued the beefstock to make that delicious Futurist soup; but she wondered aloud this afternoon what to do with a strange yellow eggplant she'd picked from my neglected vegetable patch a week or two ago.

I chopped up an onion and sweated it in olive oil, then added the sliced eggplant and a small quince, cut into fairly small pieces. I juiced the three pomegranates that had been aging in the kitchen for a month or so, and added some of the juice to the stewing ratatouille, for such it proved to be. One last tomato was involved, too. The result was good. Cucumber salad, soup, ratatouille, green salad.
Nero d'Avola

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