Alone tonight, I forgot to shop, so sat on the kitchen floor to investigate the stock on the shelves.
Quite interesting – I wonder, when I will ever eat three jars of honey?? I ended up with a small can of tomatoes, some dried, wild, Italian mushrooms, dried pasta called Mafalda Corta (from Naples! – I have no idea how I got that) some garlic from the fridge and marjoram from the garden.
I soaked the mushrooms in hot water at lunchtime, put the garlic cloves to soak at the same time (to facilitate easy skin removal) and when I arrived home this evening, strained the mushrooms, chopped them and set them aside. I put the mushroom water in a pan and reduced it by more than half, added some crushed garlic ( some of the fresh garlic that I bought a few months ago – they have very small cloves) added the mushrooms, small can of tomatoes, the marjoram and some Marigold stock powder. Having cooked the pasta and the sauce, I mixed them together, added some shredded basil from the pot on the windowsill and had a flavourful meal.
Then I remembered that I now have a camera and should have taken a photograph. But this website won’t let me add an image anyway…
– Toni Anne