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for the love of aubergines

October 19, 2009

Recipes have indeed been lacking these few weeks, with preparations to go abroad and then the arrival in Canada but not yet a place to settle. A trip to the farmers market reminded me how much I look forward to that kitchen to call me own, because with aubergine variations like this, there is a whole lot of recipes to try out. Stay tuned, in a few weeks (fingers crossed) or perhaps months, you will see some results.

little aubergines

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food gift in a jar

August 3, 2009

It was high time to try out one of those aubergine recipes that linger around and appear everywhere, like a sign, begging you to make it. This recipe for Aubergines & Feta with Chilli I found online a long time ago, in a Good Food cookbook early on this year and this past weekend in a vegetarian magazine my mum bought. Like I said, high time.


It’s perfect to give as a present, but beware of the time you need to invest. It took me a morning to put this together, and I had already salted the aubergines and set to drain overnight, the evening before (the recipe asks, Marieke obeys). I did half the quantities because my passion for aubergines is not shared by everyone in the household. It worked out fine, except that I did not half the amount of feta, and would reckon you’d be short on feta if you used the actual eight aubergines asked for.

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Lunchtime goodness

July 31, 2009

I am not one to throw a few slices of brown bread with cheese on it in my lunch bag. It needs to be just a little more exciting, so when I came across the recipe for falafal burges, I was onto a winner. It’s a perfect vegetarian lunch option, easy to make, healthy and you can even freeze them!

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jamie’s aubergine parmigiana

July 28, 2009

When I was working at a farm in Limoges, France last summer, I ate a lot of wonderful food. One for the things I remember most was the eggplant parmigiana. Planning to make it for myself for a long time, I finally got around to it a few weeks ago. The recipe I got from Jamie Oliver. I followed it pretty much to a t, except I did salt the aubergines first and I added mozzarella in between the layers. The recipe can be found here. So I won’t copy the recipe here, but instead I’ll share some pictures of the process (which my mum took as I was making the dish).

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