I just made a most delicious late lunch, so I am going to make a blog post about it. Alas, I did not take any pictures while I was doing it, so this may not be a really peppy post. Still, you can’t have everything.
I paused to take one picture. Yes, I was cooking with wine. This time I did not put any in the food. I had a red pepper that was getting old, and I was in the mood to put something together. The therapeutic benefits of chopping vegetables is not to be discounted.
The first thing I did, as usual, was to peel and crush up some garlic, and set the timer for 15 minutes, so it could reach its full cancer fighting potential. Then I chopped up an onion. I was chopping it into small pieces, so I stopped after half an onion. So I guess I did not get the full measure of therapeutic benefits available to me.
I put the onions in a pan with oil over low heat and chopped the pepper into small pieces, adding it to the onion. I added the garlic after 15 minutes, covered the pan, and let them all cook for a while, stirring frequently (of course I didn’t note how many times or how often; I’m not that kind of a cook nor that kind of a blogger) (did I mention you can’t have everything?).
Eventually I added a can of tomato puree. I seasoned it with basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Towards the end I put in a can of chopped clams. I served it over angel hair pasta with grated parmesan cheese. Yum!
So now I have managed another blog post without much whining. In fact, after managing the blog post, I am feeling more cheerful. Let this be a lesson to me: make a blog post, feel cheerful. I will try to duplicate the phenomenon tomorrow.