November 1st, 2005

Macmillan aryballos

BPAL: Pride

Sin and Salvation:

Moroccan rose and narcissus.

Vial: Rose, and a green scent. Can't detect narcissus. It's sort of like crushed fresh flowers.

Wet: Maybe a hint of the narcissus floating above. Maybe the rose is covering its sweetness? Mostly rose.

Dry: Same. Lasts pretty well. I like it.

Baba Ganouj

Baba Ganouj

2 medium eggplants
2 tbs tahini
2-3 garlic cloves, pressed
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp salt
fresh black pepper

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Slice two medium eggplants in half lengthwise, place facedown on a baking sheet, pierce skins with a fork, and bake until they begin to deflate (about 40 minutes). (Can also bake them whole, if you pierce them.) Let cool, then scoop out insides into a bowl and mash with a fork. Add rest of ingredients and mix well.

Serves 6-8 as a dip. Also good as a topping for rice or pasta, or as a sandwich spread.