Use what you have....
The 40℃+ heatwave resulted in some of the tomatoes, quite literally, cooking on the vine. They felt hot and squishy but I guessed that they would be perfectly edible if used immediately. At the same time I picked some courgettes, pink chard, spinach, onion and garlic.
We’d also brought back cep mushrooms, eggs, parmesan & olive oil from Genoa. Twice we were given eggs free when we’d bought groceries in local shops - including six huge white eggs, so I was keen to use them.
I decided to make a frittata, so I began by using mushrooms & thinly sliced onions cooked in butter and olive oil, followed by the addition of a few leaves of spinach, then seasoned. I added that to four eggs beaten with 40ml of milk and lobbed it in a buttered tin. That went into the oven at 180℃ for about 25 minutes.
Now to the tomatoes. I chopped them along with some garlic and reduced them in some olive oil until they were completely cooked, and squishy. Then I passed them through a sieve, retaining the juice and putting the rest into the compost bin. I cooked the sliced courgette in a dash of olive oil before adding the tomato liquor and reducing it a bit further. Then I seasoned it with salt and pepper and a tiny pinch of sugar, before wilting the rest of the spinach and chard in the pan with a lid on it.
Once it was all served I grated some delicious Genovese parmesan over the vegetables. Buon appetito!