Thursday, September 9, 2010

CSLSX, Common Junction and Garlic Roasted Tomatoes (great for mix and match sandwiches)

I was reunited with an old friend recently. Potato rolls and I haven't hung out much the last few years (mainly because J-Fur doesn't like the "sweetness") but the mix and match sandwiches gave us an opportunity to compromise. The idea came from her mom. With a family full of picky eaters that all like something different she just throws out a bunch of toppings and breads and let people make what they want. Ideal for us because I could load up on a potato roll while J-Fur puts it all on a pita. We topped our tiny sandwiches with fresh mozzarella, basil, vegetarian bacon, avocado and garlic roasted tomatoes (recipe below). Quick, easy, delicious.

Roasted Garlic Tomatoes

-4 tomatoes
-1 Tbs. olive oil
-salt and pepper
-5 cloves of garlic, minced

1. Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.

2. Bake the tomatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet for twenty minutes.

3. Remove the tomatoes from the oven and peel the skin. Allow to cool slightly. Cut the tomatoes into tiny squares.

4. Transfer tomatoes to an 8x8 glass pan. Top with olive oil, salt, pepper and minced garlic. Mix well.

5. Bake, still at 350, until tomatoes begin to blacken slightly (about an hour).

Common Junction is a duo, Federik Wedar and Martin Wrangenby, that combines dreamy pop music with soaring lyrics. Hailing from Sweden these guys have yet to record a proper EP. One is expected sometime this year. You can be in the know before almost everyone else. Thanks to Absolut Noise for hooking me up with these guys. Check out "Hang Them High."

Voicewise CSLSX reminds me a little of Black Moth Super Rainbow though they seem a little happier and have a groovier beat. Don't know how I missed them earlier this year but glad I'm doing some odd dance moves now.