As a child, I often wondered what sort of monstrous creature would lay a huge, purple-black egg, for surely the eggplant was named after such an egg laid by such a creature. Imagine my relief, tinged with disappointment, when I eventually learned that the first eggplants, grown in China, were small, ivory, and egg-shaped, with a delicate pearly skin–just like an ordinary egg. Learn a bit about the noble eggplant and check out our tasty Asian eggplant recipe!
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I made this autumnal and filling recipe for a dinner party last week. Rather than stuffing the peppers then roasting them, I made the filling and peppers separately, then stuffed them, so everything was balanced and cooked to perfection. I have to say, they were *really* good, so give it a try. Ingredients: Olive oil […]
The end of the summer is rounding out, well it is in Michigan anyway. Our gardening season will be over in a couple months and to help finish us out is the fantastic eggplant.
Here’s a great main dish that my mother used to make every Thursday night which was our “vegetable dinner night.” This eggplant recipe makes a hearty main dish with a salad or some greens on the side.
Eggplant has got to be one of my all time favorite foods. So I was pretty excited when we started harvesting Japanese eggplant at the farm a few weeks ago. Do you need some eggplant recipes, now that this veggie is in season? We’ve got you covered!
I don’t know about you guys, but since learning that canned tomatoes contain BPA, I haven’t been buying them. It’s sort of put a crimp in my cooking, since tossing in a can of tomatoes was such a nice way to add flavor and nutrition to soups, stews, and sauces. Luckily, the folks at Pomi […]
Summer’s here, which means that the farm is kicking into full gear. Although I relished spring’s shoots, salad greens, and sugar snap peas, the arrival of summer produce brings a different kind of thrill. What are you most looking forward to seeing at your farmers market, in your weekly CSA box, or ripening in your […]
Going to a body and nutrition expert with my husband is one of the best things we’ve done for ourselves. What was the key take away? Warning! Turn Alkaline! Turn Alkaline? Are we magicians? Well according to biochemists we are! You can change your body chemistry with what you eat! Chemicals have seeped into foods, […]
We all know we’re supposed to get a few good servings of fruits and vegetables in our daily diets. Here are a few fun ones in the vegetable category. Hope you enjoy these eclectic stuffed vegetable dishes.
As I walked through the farmers market this weekend I saw the first pumpkins showing up alongside the still abundant tomatoes and even corn and peppers. I love this time of year where it feels like everything is in season all at once especially zucchini. Except, perhaps, the fresh berries that I will miss. As […]
I am a clearance shopper. I love a bargain, especially when I’m getting a really quality product at a super low price. The challenge of the hunt is a huge part of the fun and there’s nothing better than being rewarded with a new sweater or pair of shoes, or even, say, some eggplant. It […]