16 April 2012

Weekend Roundup

Saturday: A CAN OF SOUP. Mushroom-flavoured, in keeping with last week's mushroom theme.

Soupe aux champignon
Adding frozen peas and corn made it feel more like cooking. But without the actual work of cooking.

Sunday: ACTUAL COOKING! I call this meal "Mediterranean Wonderland." I tried to think of as many Mediterranean ingredients as I could, and threw them all into a pot. Come with me, and take a walk through a Mediterranean Wonderland, you guys:

It begins with a trip to the Euro Deli, which netted me various marinated things, such as these here artichokes. And some sun-dried tomatoes. (Actually, just those two things.)

Across the street at Aria, my current favourite (and the cheapest) market in the West End, I stocked up on veggies that seemed like they might be Mediterranean. (I actually don't really know anything about Mediterranean cooking.) Are zucchinis Mediterranean? They seem to have about the right amount of mushiness when cooked. Is that what makes things Mediterranean? A capability of mushiness.

So, all ingredients: onions, eggplant, zucchini, red pepper, tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes and green olives. With some orzo mixed in. You don't need to add any kind of sauce or flavouring to this; the marinated things flavour it just right. Especially if you throw in the oil that the artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes came in. To top off your Wonderland experience, enjoy this with a glass of red wine. Happy Mediterranean Sunday.

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