When I was growing up it seemed that everything was simple. My mother would go outside and pick a few things in the garden and a delicious meal was prepared. Zucchini flowers, peppers, tomatoes, fresh basil. I think you get the idea. These were much simpler times and quite frankly, the place I go in my heart to find comfort.
I sometimes try to create a dish from my memory of the meals that I grew up with.
2 bell peppers – sliced
1 eggplant – cut into quarters
3 vine ripe tomatoes – quartered
4 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 large onion – sliced
1 tsp. of capers plus a little caper juice
1 handful of fresh basil – chopped
1 handful of fresh Italian parsley – chopped
¾ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. garlic powder
3 tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. sugar
2 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat Oven 350 degrees:
In a baking pan combine all of the above ingredients. (Not the Dressing.)
Bake for approximately 50 – 55 minutes until the veggies are tender.
When the veggies are slightly cooled, combine the ingredients for the dressing and mix into the veggies.
Serve with a good Italian or French bread and a good piece of cheese.
Enjoy with Love,