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That’s Why They Call it an Eggplant

July 22nd, 2009

There’s no mistaking why they’re called eggplants when you see the baby ‘Thai Yellow’ Eggplants. The name eggplant developed in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada because the fruits of some 18th century European cultivars were yellow or white and resembled goose or hen’s eggs.
I must admit, I’m not particularly fond of eggplant. I have tried eating it in so many different ways and the texture just isn’t quite something I like. But I still grow them and eat them (last year I grew the purple ones). I find that if I chop them up small and put them in lasagna I don’t notice them too much.

Are you an eggplant lover? Any great recommendations for eating eggplant for those of us non-eggplant lovers?

Remember the Eggplant

September 4th, 2008

Remember that little eggplant bloom that I posted a while back?

This is what it has turned in to.

I’m looking forward to harvesting it for some veggie lasagna or something.

Eggplants in Bloom

August 20th, 2008

I started some eggplant seeds this year. They are finicky plants for sure. Mine languished in the cool of the spring and finally took hold. I noticed the other day that it’s blooming. What beautiful blooms it has. Mr Chiot’s and I don’t really like eggplant, but we eat some at least once a year, I figured I would try to grow some this year (perhaps we’ll like it more).

Anyone out there have a good eggplant recipe for non-eggplant lovers? I’m thinking veggie lasagne.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.