Here’s something you can serve to guests and they’ll think you spent hours in the kitchen. The superstars here are the herbs and vegetables. Together they create a lovely taste. Speaking of hours…there’s this book called “Outliers”. It’s by Malcolm Gladwell. In the book, Gladwell says that people who get really good at something spend an average of 10,000 hours practicing the activity. I’ve got at least that many cooking hours in me. Now I just need to find that many hours for the drawing and painting. Does the 10,000 hours theory mean I won’t become a good arteeest for another 20 years?
Spread cubed eggplant, red or yellow onions, and red, yellow and orange peppers on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil on top and add salt. Cover with foil and bake at 400F until soft, about 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake about 15 – 30 minutes longer. Place vegetables in a bowl and add plenty more olive oil, oregano, salt and chopped green olives. You may also add italian herb seasoning. I like to use both italian seasoning and fresh herbs from the garden, including chives, oregano, basil, and thyme. Refrigerate and serve the following day with baguette slices.