Many of us get into a rut easily. We only do the things we know how to do and don’t go out of our way to learn anything new. If you have read our blog you will know we won’t let you settle for that!!
It is amazing that with enough curiosity we can learn to do anything. So today I decided to learn how to make a pillowcase. Luckily there is a store in town that teaches a class on how to make this. Why learn how to make a pillowcase? you say. I say why not? using the brain and eyes/hands to do something you never made before is quite energizing.
Showed up at the designated time and brought my fabric. I was ambitious to make an envelope pillowcase in two colors. Never had done this before and I was already thinking fancy thoughts. Teacher was great, she actually said I should do it. Going with my friend Jenni was nice – we had a blast of fun and left smiling with our cute pillow :)) Can learning a new talent get better than this!
So now that I successfully made my first pillow – I would like you to get out there and go do something for the first time!! I can already tell this won’t the the last thing I make. Already have ideas about gifts I want to make for a few loved ones.
This eggplant recipe was made a day after when I made eggplant mazza so you can grill your eggplants a day before but as you can see they get brown this time because I didn’t soak them in lemon juice and use them immediately anyway the taste is same just the color is darker. If as me you like to eat it simply with bread and yogurt with fresh mint or you can eat it with meat or rice as how you like. Just use your creativity!
What you need to get started is
1/2 cup organic eggplant (2 small or 1 big)
1 egg (optional)
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp sea salt
some parsley to decorate
Prepare the eggplants as same as eggplant mazza but don’t soak them into lemon juice use them directly.
Dice them finely or mash them (sometimes I like to cut them in small cubes you can do if you like).
If you use the egg first scramble the egg.
Heat the olive oil.
Put the eggs when they start to take shape stir them to create small pieces of eggs. (Like stir fried eggs)
Add eggplants cook them for 5 min.
Add salt and garlic cook 5 min. more.
That’s it it’s ready! it’s easy and quick for a delicious dish isn’t it?
Give it a nice shape decorate it with some parsley or herbs and enjoy!