Server down all day, eggplant, carrots, Meatless Monday cheers

Boy did I feel disconnected today! After my pansteak post, our server crashed because the battery went out in something in the cabinet where there are lots of wires, fans and components, blah, blah, blah. Needless to say, I had to wait until T got home to fix everything. We're back! I had a lovely lunch of leftover buff mozz and fresh tomatoes and did indeed go the Yotam burned eggplant route.

I also wanted to use these beautiful carrots so whipped up Claudia Roden's Moroccan carrot salad which is so easy and so flavorful and saves really well, if you can prevent yourself from eating it all in one sitting.

As I neared trimming the end of the bunch of carrots, look at these darlings I found; they were dating underground. Aren't they too cute?! Jack loved them, and I cannot yet bring myself to decouple them.

We're off to eat but I will post all recipes + a pic of the end-result burned eggplant dish in the near future. In anticipation of our pilgrimage to the Willamette, we've just opened the 2007 Adelsheim Pinot Noir. It is so good; pick up a bottle if you see one while you're out.