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:
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
- Cook the pasta.
- Slice the aubergine, place on a baking tray and brush with the olive oil.
- Grill the aubergine until it starts to brown, then flip and do it for the other side.
- Once the pasta’s done, drain it and put it in a bowl, then (to save on the washing up), add the passata.
- Grate the cheese into the passata, add the cayenne (and the basil?) and simmer for a bit.
- Add the pasta to the sauce, stir it about a bit.
- To serve, lay the aubergine in the shape of a new moon, and spoon the pasta over it. Add salad.
- 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.