Monday, June 22, 2009

No Eggplant is Better than one from your Garden

This morning I am craving what I had last Friday, eggplant, quite simply sliced, salted, then fried in olive oil with onions(in this case a small red onion from my yard) and wilted basil(here it's thai)on a cracker. As the 1st eggplant, I couldn't make a full meal out of it, just 12 crackers.
I am certain, I hope, to have more eggplants than I can use soon. Here's my green striped orange turkish plant, slightly battered from that bad storm. I pinched off its lowest branches to make it grow taller but now I intend to let it branch out and set fruit. I wonder how they'll taste. The different varieties do taste a little different from each other. I've never had an orange eggplant so I am pretty curious. These are supposed to be pretty small, egg sized I think.
Here's the ichiban looking glorious but not growing fast enough for my craving today. "GROW, GROW," I keep repeating in my head whenever I look at it. I might end up harvesting a small eggplant earlier than I have intended just to satisfy myself.
Do I deserve this? Perhaps I do. Things always taste better in small quantities. I'd better eat something now, maybe just some toast.
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frazzledsugarplummum said...

Yum!That looks so delicious. I can't wait. An orange interesting. The ichiban looks fabulous.

Gabrielle Marsden said...

The 'turk' is blooming. I can't wait.