AAAHHHH, I’m covered from head to toe in red itchy spots. Chicken pox? Measles? The plague? Nope, according to the doctor I am having an allergic reaction to something I ate. No idea what. I’ve never had a food allergy that I know of, food and I are usually friends.
scratch scratch But moving on, maybe typing up this week’s post will be a good distraction for my fingers.
In trying to figure out how I was going to serve this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Hummus, I remembered that I recently missed another recipe which might go nicely, namely the Eggplant Tartine. Heck, throw some olives in and call it mixed antipasti I say.
Hummus is something which I buy somewhat regularly and really enjoy. It’s a tasty and easy, all-purpose kind of food to have around, either as a dip or spread for sandwiches. But somehow, not once in many years did it ever occur to me to make it myself. And now I am left to wonder, why the heck not?! This week Dorie showed me how incredibly easy hummus is to make at home. Throw all of the ingredients into a food processor and hit the On button. Done! Seriously easy. Not just that, but it turns out that I usually have all of the necessary ingredients in my cupboard. I will absolutely be making this again. We served it sprinkled with a bit of cayenne and olive oil, and with fresh veggies for dipping.
Eggplant tartine, on the other hand, is something which I had never heard of before. In this recipe, Dorie plays fast and loose with the term ‘tartine’ and has us using roasted eggplant slices as the bread, which is then topped with a tasty fresh tomato salad. Sounded a little odd to be honest and I wasn’t really sure how it was all going to come together. Turns out I needn’t have worried because it was actually pretty tasty. Messy to eat for sure, but tasty. If I were to make this again, I would probably just cube the eggplant and toss the whole thing together into a salad to make it easier to eat.
scratch scratch When will it stop itching!!!