So far about half a dozen at last count in the vegie patch. Every day I see them getting a little larger. I cannot wait to cook them and am trying to think of different recipes – eggplant parmigiana, crumbed slices fritte, melanzane involtini, stuffed eggplant, melanzane in passata…
6 responses to “The melanzane are coming…”
Awesome! I SO want a garden of my own! If I had I would only grow food things. 😀
I understand! 😀 I’d wanted one for ages and this is my first vegie garden. I hadn’t anticipated how just great it is to be able to pick something and eat it or cook with it straight away.
Very jealous! Melanzane are just a distant memory for us now. Although I suppose we do have rape, broccoli and all the winter vegetables to get newly acquainted with. Happy cooking!
And all those delicious winter dishes, especially ones ‘slow-cooked’ for hours on a cold day! 😀
Fabulous! My bragging is about the mandarin tree that I’ve nurtured back to health in my mother’s garden. Every June it’s bursting with fruit and I make mandarin marmalade. This year I outdid myself and made Mandarinetto liqueur. cheers
That sounds fantastic! I love the taste of mandarin. I grew up with a huge mandarin tree in the backyard that I loved to climb and have planted a tree here too, though it is still small. The very first tiny mandarin fruit is just forming. xx