Sadly I didn't get to see the naughty ladies, my friend was taken ill at the last moment so we didn't go. Instead I stayed home and watched a really interesting film about Terri Hooley, Belfasts Godfather of Punk, who opened a record shop in the early days of punk in Northern Ireland during The Troubles. Young people from both sides came together in their mutual love of punk music, escaping the horror that was going on around them for a few hours. Among the bands he 'discovered' was The Undertones of 'Teenage Kicks' fame. It is called Good Vibrations and was on BBC 2 so hopefully you can catch it on iplayer.
I pop into a local veg shop to get our fruit every week on my way home from work, carrying my home made basket of course. This week they were selling off aubergine, I love the flavour of them so into my basket they went. I had also just picked up a new cookery book from work, well it was only £5. Damn those book people for tempting me, yes I know, I am trying to declutter! I love mezze type eating and had been wanted to make Baba ganoush for a while, it is so easy I don't know why I haven't got around to it.
So here's the book it came from
and heres the recipe
Serves 1 - 2
1 large aubergine cut into 2 cm chunks
olive oil for drizzling
1 tablespoon of tahini
1 large clove of garlic crushed
juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 200c/400f/gas 6.
Put the aubergine chunks in a roasting tin, drizzle then with a little olive oil and season.
Roast in the oven for 20 - 30 minutes until soft and beginning to caramelise slightly at the edges.
Remove and allow to cool slightly, then place in a food processor with the tahini, garlic and lemon juice.
Season with salt and pepper.
Process on full power until a creamy humous-like mixture has formed.
I ate mine with toasted gluten free pitta bread.
Simple and delicious!
Well tonight's the night! I think all of Cornwall will be watching to see how badly they mangle our Cornish accents. I remember watching the first Poldark series all those years ago. I'm looking forward to seeing the beautiful Cornish landscape and of course Aidan Turner .....sigh.