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You know whose voice I love to listen to? I'll tell you. Tom Bodett. I could listen to the man all day. Well, him and Alan Rickman and Rupert Degas.

What with being gone and busy and focused on other things, I've cooked very little in the last couple of weeks (and have been subsisting primarily on olives, plain yogurt with fruit and granola, and cheese.) Last night I made marinara, or at least my own version thereof:

some onions and garlic
three tomatoes (two pureed, one chopped)
copious amounts of basil
some parsley
kosher salt
too much black pepper (oops)

Twenty minutes later it had turned into this fresh riot of colors and textures and tastes, and I ate it atop rounds of zucchini (cooked just to edible tenderness with butter and parmesan and more black pepper, OOPS.)

It was so pretty that I intended to take a picture, but I couldn't stop eating long enough to get the camera.


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Jul. 29th, 2010 10:49 am (UTC)
I like Tom Bodett too. :)

That sounds delicious!
Jul. 29th, 2010 12:17 pm (UTC)
Sounds awesome! As an al fresco zucchini addict, I approve this post. Waaaaant!

(PS - zucchini + asiago changed my life.)
Jul. 29th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Zucchini doesn't deserve its bad reputation!
Jul. 29th, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, zucchini with parmesan...
Jul. 29th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
PARMESAN is so good, oh my gosh.
Jul. 29th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)

Is Tom Bodett the "and we'll leave the lights on for you" Motel 6 guy? I love the jingle in that ad. I never heard enough of it.
Jul. 29th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
That's the one! Occasionally I hear him on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and then I remember how much I like him even when he's just doing ads.
Jul. 29th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
Alan Rickman has an awesome voice. :)
Jul. 29th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)

For breakfast, I had stir-fried fresh zucchini with fresh basil and peppers and parmesan and stir-fried fresh eggs with fresh basil, too.

Yeah, that was good.
Jul. 29th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
I want to do poached eggs in marinara. They say it's possible!
Jul. 29th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
I assume you are referring to audiobooks? Would you like to recommend a good title in conjunction with one or more of these voices?
Jul. 29th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
If you aren't put off by the idea of a talking skeleton (completely non-creepy, I assure you), Rupert Degas read a marvelous children's book by the title of Skulduggery Pleasant. The story is well done and that voice ... well. :)
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