Tonight as the mercury is dropping a variation on Pasta alla Norma with added fresh habanero chilli, only a half of one, klamata olives, rosemary, caramelised garlic and goats chèvre to tone the heat down with home made spelt tagliatelle and a bitter green salad.
Washed down with a 2014 Caravan Petite Sirah from Tharabogang NSW.
Funny, in my family dried porcini has been A Thing for decades. My grandmother and great-grandmother would get them from the Italian markets in North Beach. But I never had a fresh one until I moved here. Neither had my mother. She was shocked when I first served them to her. She almost didn't believe that there was a fresh version.