7 March 2006
self portrait Tuesday
I haven’t looked up the theme of this month’s self portrait Tuesday, but I was taking photos of our view, as is my wont lately, turned around and caught sight of myself (always an unnerving experience) as clearly as if in a mirror.
I like how the view of the hills is behind me, and if you look closely you can see all my books (well, some of my books ...) on the shelves in the house. Kind of sums up me at the moment.
You can also see the dining table.
So here’s a recipe.
Ten Minute Tortilla
3 large potatoes, steamed in their jackets
several good slurps of olive oil
6 or 7 eggs
salt & pepper
grated cheeses (cheddar and parmesan)
Slice the cooked potatoes into rounds of about 1/4 inch or 5mm thickness. Heat the olive oil in a large frypan and cook the potatoes for a few minutes. Turn the heat to low and add the beaten eggs, salt and pepper. Cook gently until the bottom is done, sprinkle the cheeses on top and finish under a hot grill until golden. Cut into wedges and serve with a green salad. It’s great served cold for lunch the next day too.
That’s the basic recipe. I usually add onion, and the odd vegetable such as grated zucchini or finely diced broccoli. Sliced tomatoes are nice too, added on top with the cheese. But it’s great and very simple just with the potato.
PS. I am destined not to see Brokeback Mountain. Last night was the second attempt … the first time it was sold out and we had to see Broken Flowers, in which Bill Murray steps straight off the set of Lost in Translation and onto that of Broken Flowers without breaking stride or facial expression. Last night due to unforeseen events we ended up seeing the new Woody Allen movie Match Point, or, Woody goes to London, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ lips and Scarlett Johanssen’s breasts. I quite enjoyed it, especially as Rupert Penry-Jones has a small walk-on part, and oh Jane, I might have to arm wrestle you for him.