Sunday, October 5, 2008


Weekends are meant to be slow things, where you wake up mid afternoon, naked from the waist down (thank Dylan Moran for that image)and cooking barefoot, despite your brain yelling OH&S at you the whole time, while watching your friend smoke cigarettes outside the kitchen window as they sit in a blue milk crate (one of the old ones, that records can still fit into) and you both drink espressos, clinking demitasse cups above the sill.
Needless to say, the day was disgustingly beautiful, in the traditional and obvious sense. Absolutely pointless for a hangover.

So, make this and listen to CocoRosie's Noah's Ark album.

Take it easy, kids.

Fritters of some sort

1 eggplant, grilled, flesh scooped out and chopped
1/2 bunch of silverbeet slices, ribs removed and diced
5 slices Irrewarra Breakfast Seed Loaf, pulsed to breadcrumbs in a processor
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 egg
100g ricotta

Saute off the silverbeet and cook. Mix together in a bowl with two handfuls of the breadcrumbs, reserving the rest, the eggplant, ricotta, garlic and egg. Season with salt and pepper.
Roll into balls and then coat in remaining breadcrumbs. Place in fridge and allow to firm up while you take a shower. Fry off in batches, five minutes on each side. Serve with a tomato based sauce and a wedge of lemon.

Saucey, Saucey

1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
1 clove diced garlic
5-6 marinated olives in oil, pitted and diced
slurp of red wine
balsamic vinegar

saute off the garlic, add the tomatoes and olives, some of the oil and allow to boil. Splash in the wine, add some balsamic and passata to loosen the sauce. Cook for 15 minutes.

Our Spread

Our View...and the evil pollen. Pretty, pretty, so full of bastardo!


claire said...

No doubt being naked from the waist down was a deliberate attempt to emphasise your nakedity :)

blue said...

ok, random, but ive been reading your blog for a while, just had to say cocorosie = insane and cracked out and awesome. have you been to one of their gigs?

bunchesmcginty said...

Blue, no I haven't, if only. I wanted to see them at the Northcote Social Club last time they were down but I think the venue would have killed them.

Claire, want to slash yesterday's paintings with me?

blue said...

yeah, agree about the venue. i saw them open for antony and the johnsons at the state theatre in sydney a couple years back, i don't know if you've been there but kinda like the regent. they had a giant screen showing their art etc, awesome big sound, don't know if that would've worked in a basement like the northcote social club!