A can of Irn Bru contains 38% of your recommended daily allowance of sugar

this week’s musical accompaniment: Sa-Ra Creative Partners: Nuclear Evolution/The Age of Love (again, sorry – next time it’ll be something new)

Bit of a change of pace this week, with a decidedly quiet/reverent(?) feel to things. Not particularly happy with my first guitar bit – way too obvious and cathedral-y. I clearly need to work on my granulator technique. Craig suggested Passata as a name, but I have since decided that’s a terrible name for a song (I’m writing the post so I get the final say, ha!), so for now I’m going to call it:

Passata is not a good name for a piece of music

It’s only two (slightly unconnected) ideas that don’t really go anywhere yet, so there’s quite a bit still to do. Decent start though.

This week’s meal was an Aubergine and Tomato pasta thing:
It was largely Craig’s idea (I cooked the pasta!), and very tasty it was too. I’m not entirely sure I remember the recipe, but I’ll give it a shot:

  • 1 aubergine
  • Some pasta (fusili in this case)
  • A gloop of passata
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A handful of fresh basil
  • 2(?) tbsp olive oil
  • A tiny bit of cayenne pepper
  • Some pecorino cheese
  1. Cook the pasta.
  2. Slice the aubergine, place on a baking tray and brush with the olive oil.
  3. Grill the aubergine until it starts to brown, then flip and do it for the other side.
  4. Once the pasta’s done, drain it and put it in a bowl, then (to save on the washing up), add the passata.
  5. Grate the cheese into the passata, add the cayenne (and the basil?) and simmer for a bit.
  6. Add the pasta to the sauce, stir it about a bit.
  7. To serve, lay the aubergine in the shape of a new moon, and spoon the pasta over it. Add salad.
  8. I don’t know where the garlic clove goes – it’s clearly the-screw-you-have-left-over-after-you’ve-built-your-ikea-wardrobe of this recipe.

I’m going to leave you with this gorgeous video (make sure you watch in HD and fullscreen), via the coilhouse blog:

Have a good night. As always, watch out for tentacle monsters.

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