Tangled Branches: Satiated
riveting tales of how we sustain ourselves
Monday, August 16, 2004
I haven't posted anything here for a few days, so let's get caught up.
Thursday: We went to Dominion Brew Pub, because it was a gray, rainy evening and because I was offering BLTs at home, but DH said he had one for lunch. The food at Dominion used to be great, but is now just OK. Fish & chips is reliable though, and the batter-coated French fries are addictive. I had Tupper's Hop Pocket Pils, and DH had Spring Brew.
Friday: I made "Grilled Eggplant Salad" from Taverna, a Sunset cookbook. Though called a salad, to me this is a cross between Baba Ganoush and a Raita - a roasted eggplant mashed up with some garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil (the Baba Ganoush part), with yogurt and hot pepper (the Raita part). I roasted the eggplant in the oven instead of on the grill, so to give a bit of a smoky flavor, I added some Spanish smoked hot paprika. A little of this goes a long way - it's quite smoky - but it gives a nice round flavor to the dish. I used a bit of Penzey's Aleppo pepper for the heat in the dish, instead of cayenne or fresh jalapeno as suggested. Accompaniments to the eggplant were tomato wedges with chopped red onion and basil, dressed with olive oil, salt and pepper; and Great Harvest's plain Focaccia.
Saturday: lunch was more tomato wedges with onion, basil, olive oil, served with some toasted bread we picked up from Atwater Bakery at the Arlington Farmer's Market.
Dinner was pizza at Emilio's in Sterling, our every-alternate-week pizza place.
Sunday: lunch was scrambled eggs with bacon, onion, and mild chile peppers, wrapped in tortillas with some fresh tomato salsa.
For dinner we decided to get a dosa at Amma Vegetarian Kitchen. I had masala dosa and DH had onion rava dosa.
And that brings us to today (Monday), where I am once again offering BLTs for dinner.