Some of the ingredients I miss most when I’m away from home are good olive oil, aubergines and garlic (although I did take a bulb of garlic with me and surreptitiously added it to some of the food I ate while we were travelling – not in people’s homes, I hasten to add).
Luckily there were a lot of aubergines waiting to be picked in the garden when we got home. We had a long day’s journey yesterday, by very comfortable high-speed train because we don’t fly, but we were too tired to spend much time cooking so I simply sliced this aubergine and fried it in olive oil, adding chopped garlic, salt and thyme leaves after cooking. The scent of the fresh thyme leaves told me I was home. We ate this with some delicious tender pieces of corn-fed chicken.
Welcome back! This made me chuckle as it reminded me of my mum who always carries fresh chillies around in her bag (total addict) and if she´s at a restaurant where she thinks the food needs spicing up she just whips out her chillies and takes a chomp out of one 🙂
I’ve been wondering what to do with the lone aubergine that is in the vegetable bowl – yours looks so delicious that I’m going to follow suit.
Ooh, I wish I had an aubergine right now!
That si wonderful that you travel with your little bag of garlic! I love it! no vampires on your travels then? c
Cook ad much aubergines as you can..We are going to miss them for so much time for the months to come!!!!
How beautiful and simple! It must have been nice to come home to aubergines waiting for you 🙂