put it in my mouth


FROM THE ARCHIVES: NO-KNEAD BREAD
September 13, 2010, 4:27 pm
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I know I’m making no-knead bread about four years late, but let me tell you: it is legit.

Jim Lahey’s recipe, adapted for the Times, is here.



EGGPLANT AND ZUCCHINI PASTA SALAD
September 1, 2010, 7:59 pm
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Suffice it to say that there have not been many meals eaten at home over the past three months, though I now have some pretty informed opinions about Thai delivery options in the neighborhood that Yelp mysteriously refers to as “Manhattan Valley.” It is good to turn on the stove again, even if it is for something simple, because it turns out that simple is still good.

1 medium eggplant
1 medium zucchini
½ lb. whole wheat pasta
½ lemon
olive oil

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Chop the eggplant and zucchini, and place in a bowl. Sprinkle salt and a little bit of olive oil over the vegetables, and toss until evenly coated. Roast on a foil-lined baking sheet for about 20 to 30 minutes, until they are toasted and soft. Meanwhile, cook the pasta. Wait until the vegetables and pasta are cool, then toss with a vinaigrette made with the lemon, a little bit of olive oil, and some salt and pepper. Makes enough for two rather hungry people or three less hungry people.