I’m sad that a place I’ve been going to yearly for years has closed down because the entire building it was on got en bloc. Goodbye my dearest Porta-Porta.

And suddenly I felt sad also for losing my favourite Italian starters. So I decided to try and make one of them – masserated in good pure organic olive oil roasted peppers.

In a pan roast peppers till soft and skin blackened.

When cooled, remove skin. Cut into strips and then place in a jar. Add sea salt generously and then pour oil over. Leave in fride (just because Singapore is so very hot now, nothing can stay good out).

Later I’ll see if I can get some great ciabatta to go with this.