Friday, October 15, 2010

The humble-bumble aubergine

I cannot sign off for the weekend without a hat tip to my favorite autumn vegetable, the humble aubergine, or eggplant as I've come to know him. Versatile, meaty, smooth and delicious, is there a more sexy or versatile berry? He truly is the  George Clooney of fall vegetables and a member of the nightshade family (along with tomatoes and potatoes). Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has some customarily excellent recipes -- for smoky baba ganoush, (nostalgic) moussaka & aubergine involtini -- here (via The Guardian).



To all my readers, thank you for being here.  I hope you have an absolutely lovely weekend, that you walk in nature, read a good book, and eat something delicious. -- Miss W xx

5 comments:

Northern Snippet said...

Autumn's a great time for vegetables,love aubergines and another of my favourites-celeriac.
Love the blueberry photo in the previous post!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding me of the sexy aubergine - Sadly, my husband is allergic - One bite would certainly kill him - Hummmmm????

legend in his own lunchtime said...

Our local farm markets are filled to the brim with lovely fall veggies, including the aubergine. They even have the small asian ones which I just love to cook with. I have a great Indian recipe which I'll post the next time I make it.

Wzzy said...

LOVE eggplant! Hoping you have a lovely weekend, too. xx

Mrs L. said...

Youngest child just complained that my cooking was becoming ordinary and asked for something "different". Next weekend could see him eating a lot of egglant!!! xoxo