Pretty Purple Garden Gifts

I was thrilled when someone who works for me presented me with these little babies. She had grown them and wasn't sure what to do with them. Her 9 or 10-year old daughter echoed her thoughts:

Fiona will...

We love them and, among other things, they are a non-negotiable component of The Husband's famous Sunday brunch.

Last night's meatfree Monday supper was a spiced coconut lentil and spinach Dahl served on slices of brinjal and with fragrant rice.

The spinach, with the coconut milk, stirred in at the end, gives the Dahl a whole new dimension.

Because the brinjals were so little, I cut them lengthwise and, for effect, left the stalk.

I promised to share, and so I shall. This has been added to my ever growing list of recipes to share.

They will happen. Eventually. Things are a little busy in RL at the moment. In a good way...

Until next time, be well
The Sandbag House
McGregor, South Africa

Photo: Selma

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I'm a huge fan of eggplants - I've even had white ones this year. Been frying then finishing with honey and tamarind - omg. So good.

Me, too. That sounds equally yum. Tomorrow, as an antipasti I'm going to do them with a lime, chilli and yogurt dressing....on a bed of leaves.

beautiful, you should try the romanian salate de vinete/ eggplant salad, you roast them over the bbq or in the oven till they look all burnt, then you let them sit in a pot for a bit because after they will be much easier to peel, after that you mash them (make sure to not use any metal kittchen tools) mix it with a bit of mayo fine sliced garlic and a bit of onion et voila perfekt to put on bread!

That sounds very delicious! I have a similar pate recipe somewhere that includes garlic, mayo and cottage cheese but no onion. Oh, and fresh oreganum. I confess that I'm not a fan of baba ganoush. I will give this a go.

It's definetly different from baba ganoush, if you want a smoked flavor bake the eggplants over open fire, if you wanna dig deeper its called salata de vinete you will find many delicious recipes online :)

Google is my go-to! Will check that out, thank you.

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