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Tag Archives: eggplants

Sesame and Tamarind Eggplants

It’s lucky that the only produce in the fridge left to use the night before our weekly trip to the Farmers Market was a few over ripe tomatoes and a … Continue reading

April 18, 2019 · 11 Comments

Lamb Moussaka

It’s idealistic to believe that a family will sit down to dinner and share a nutritionally balanced meal with lively conversation each and every night of the week. The demands … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · 27 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #5 – eggplants, crushed mustard seed and yoghurt

The first time I made this dish it was so bitter it was inedible. I’ve made loads of other recipes from Madhur Jaffrey’s book “Eastern Vegetarian Cooking,” they’ve all been … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · 16 Comments

Sicilian Baked Eggplants

I’m experiencing a different kind of seasonal transition than what I’m accustomed to. Until this year, travel aside, I’d spent my entire life in Melbourne, in a temperate climate where … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 46 Comments

Spicy Stir Fried Beef with Eggplants

  Minced (ground) meat is often looked upon as a second class citizen by carnivores, a throwback to a time when butchers made their mince from scraps and trimmings of … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 27 Comments

Boumiano – The Cookbook Guru

Jane Grigson’s “Vegetable Book” is a handy reference to turn to when confronted with a glut of seasonal vegetables. I don’t have a vegetable garden, but I do have a … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 20 Comments

Stuffed Baby Eggplants

We have a hard working mate who often has fresh seasonal vegies to share. This morning he dropped by quite early with baby eggplants and silverbeet. No sooner had he … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 36 Comments

Marieke’s Eggplant Pickle

My family are pickle and chutney lovers. They won’t settle for a commercial product off the supermarket shelf, or even a gourmet product from the deli, they want their sauces … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 26 Comments

Parmagiana di Melanzane

This is a delicious robust rustic Italian dish which really doesn’t really require a recipe. Just so long as you have the basics; grilled or fried eggplant slices, well seasoned … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 20 Comments

Sicilian Caponata

I’ve been making Sicilian Caponata for close to thirty years. My kids used to groan when I put caponata on the table, but my other half would nominate it as … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 10 Comments

Spicy Eggplants

  It’s rare for me to make a recipe verbatim from a recipe book. I can’t help but tweak this and omit that depending on what I have on hand … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

MEDITTERANEAN VEGETABLE STEW – Making the most of our autumn vegetables

I owe a debt of pleasure to an unknown night shift cook from the time in the 1970s when I was a student nurse.  It was only ever at midnight … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 2 Comments