So on days like this, recipes like the following are downright necessary. Since none of us can get to the supermarket, La Cucina Povera is proving extremelly effective.
If you have left over Capsicums in the fridge like me, this is a lovely hearty option:PeperonataIngredients for 4 people:1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper, 1 green pepper (weight around 700-800 grams)700 grams mature tomatoes4 red onionsextra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper1 Heat olive oil in a large saut pan on medium high heat. When the oil is almost smoking, add the onions (sliced finely). Sprinkle with a little salt and saut for 2-3 minutes, until the onions just begin to color.2 Wash the peppers. Add the peppers and stir well to combine with the onions. Saut for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. The peppers should be al dentecooked, but with a little crunch left in them.3 Add the diced tomatoes, and cook just one minute further. Season to taste.4 Turn off the heat. Grind some black pepper over everything. Can be eaten hot or cold.