Stuffed Aubergines Italian Style is a vegan and vegetarian side dish packed with flavors. Homegrown aubergines are stuffed with homegrown grape tomatoes, garlic, capers, herbs and stale bread. Then sprinkled with breadcrumbs and drizzled with good e.v.o. oil and baked in the oven till soft, golden, and delicious.
Song of the day: Once Upon a Time in the West by Dire Straits.
I grew up in a small apartment in Rome on the 6th floor of a building surrounded by other buildings. A tiny terrace was our window on the world, but my mother kept it mostly shut, feeling it was too dangerous to have a child playing outside at such a height. My grannies lived on the 1st floor of the same building and I would spend with them most of my time after school or when I was not going to school. The 1st floor did not have a terrace on the front of the building, but in the back, overlooking a courtyard with a myriad of windows and noisy pigeons. It wasn’t my favorite spot. I loved to read in the living room, help grandma in the kitchen making fettuccine, and play dress up in their bedroom with her clothes and hats. And I loved going to the park to go on the swing. I used to love the swing and I never wanted to go back home.