A couch day today; I played around with facebook, since that is where the other half of my friends seem to hang out. I am now a member of three social networks: Hyves, where my Dutch friends hang out; Facebook, where my English speaking friends hang out and LinkedIn, where my colleagues can be found. I absolutely refuse to add another social network unless it is the one where everybody hangs out. I spend more time trying to figure out on-line what my friends are doing than actually meeting them. I am beginning to feel that I'm living in a virtual reality…
One of my friends from a virtous reality, Nicole, made a bruschetta the other day and I thought it would be nice to give it a try. She had given the ingredients on her blog and it were all things I like, such as tomatoes, red onions, basil leaves, feta cheese and olive oil.
I bought all this yesterday and added garlic and balsamic vinegar to the list.
I began by slicing and dicing the tomatoes, onions and scooping up the feta. I made all portions equal size, except for the basil leaves.
Throw the lot in a big bowl, add about a teaspoon of garlic, two tablespoons of olive oil and a dash of balsamic vinegar.
I toasted four slices of Hartog's whole wheat bread which were about to go stale and put the mix on top.
It tasted reasonably good. I think I made a few mistakes, though. I didn't skin the onions too well; hard pieces of the skin were left and didn't feel pleasant while eating. I had bought feta in herb oil. Next time I'll buy either plain feta or try mozarella as the cheese. The feta oil overpowered the extra virgine oil and the balsamic vinegar. It even overpowered the garlic! Still, a healthy lunch and there's bit left for tomorrow.