Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

There are two listed below. One for food and one for a vinegar based cleaner.

Gusteau's RAtatouille from Ratatouille-What's cooking in a cook book by Thomas Keller

1 large eggplant 4 small zucchini, chopped
1/4-1/3 cup olive oil, 1 onion thinly slice or chopped
4 tomatoes, chopped (alternative 1 can tomato paste, 1/4 cup ketuchup, and water mixed together until you have 2 cups)
Salt & Pepper to taste 1 red or green bell pepper chopped
1/3 cup basil (fresh chopped) or alternative dried season to taste
2-4 crush garlice cloves (alternative minced garlic 2-3 tablespoons)
Parmensan Cheese (shredded)

Salt Eggplant, drain in a colander for one hour and pat dry. Heat half of the oil in a large sauce pan or large skillet and briefly saute eggplant until brown, then add the onion and pepper. Next add the garlic, zucchini, and tomatoes. Cook until a soft stew has formed, about 15 to 30 minutes.

Add Salt and Pepper, and basil (I did this while it cooked not after). Sprinkle with the cheese and serve. You can freeze the left overs.

All Purpose Cleaner
one clean empty spray bottle
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tsp borax
hot water
few drops of dishsoap
essential oil optional (found at health food stores or trader joe's)

1 comment:

  1. That recipe sounds good. I may have to try that!