Saturday, July 31, 2010

Aubergines



Sometimes the simple beauty of fresh summer vegetable almost takes my breath away. These small eggplant came from our neighborhood farm stand yesterday afternoon. I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet, but that's fine because at the moment I'm just having fun taking pictures of them.

When I was a little girl, my mom would make her own eggplant parmigiana. I used to love eating the freshly fried eggplant slices, before they ever got layered with cheese and sauce. I'm thinking I may have to fry these. They are so small though, that they will turn out the size of coins. Ah well, c'est la vie. Can you tell I'm in a French mood lately? And while we're on the subject, doesn't aubergines sound so much prettier than eggplant? :)

Happy weekend, dear bloggers!

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I'm still struggling to get to all your mosaics from last week, but I hope you will forgive me and join the fun again this week. Mr. Linky will be up by 8:30 pm Sunday. There will be no Mosaic Monday on August 9th. I'm taking a week off to recharge the batteries. ;)

24 comments:

  1. Yes, indeed aubergine sounds more appealing than plain old eggplant. A fellow gave a presentation on this vegetable last year to a group of garden writiers as he grows several types, proceeded to suggest recipes and even had samples for us to try. His topic title was aubergines and said if he told us he would speak on eggplants, no one would have been interested.

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  2. The eggplant picture is really neat. I have never seen one like this. ...very interesting. Thanks for sponsoring the Mosaic Mondays and for taking the time to respond to us. That means a lot especially to me being that I am new at the mosaic making. The more I can learn the happier I am.

    Hugs,
    Genie @ buttonsforbaga.blogspot.com

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  3. You captured the aubergine perfectly! Good luck with your time off.

    - The Tablescaper

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  4. Awesome image. thanks and have a super weekend!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE eggplant roasted and grilled. I need to get out and check the garden this morning :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  6. i've seen those at the market - beautiful

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  7. Try cutting on the diagonal for a larger slice. I agree, aubergines are one of the lovliest fruits in the garden - such a work of art, it's hard to cut them up to eat!

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  8. Aubergine is such a pretty word. Yes, I agree. Try them! I think you'll be delighted with the result.

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  9. Yumm! I just had the best aubergine and portabella sandwich. Deep fried eggplant with grilled portabellas on top!

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  10. What wonderful vibrant color!!!! Cathy

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  11. YUM! The color is incredible! I would love to taste these!

    Hugs, KJ
    SoCal

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  12. Hello Mary,
    What BEAUTIFUL pictures...I love the colour of aubergines. I've never made eggplant parmigiana before but I've always wanted to. I think you've spurred me on! I hope your Saturday was a good one ...enjoy your Sunday....Maura :)

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  13. The simplicity of color and shape - looking forward to your Mosaic Monday and connecting with all the talented bloggers you've drawn to your site...

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  14. Aubergine...definitely more au courant than eggplant. Whether a paint colour or a vegetable it is aubergine all the way. I am off to a farmers market this morning so maybe I will find some there.

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  15. Dredged in egg and flower fried and salted ---they are delicious. But a lot of work, especially if they are small like that.

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  16. Oh Mary I do love aubergines. I love that color too. I choose that color dress for one of my daughter's weddings. It was marvelous. I have started a new blog and am having to do everything over. Pop over if you get a chance and refollow. I am just learning how to use the new blogger draft. Will never forget your kindness in helping me with MM. Blessings
    QMM

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  17. I have my link up but am going to an "affair" :) tonight so not sure when I can link....
    I've never, ever had EGG PLANT...can u believe it?

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  18. Incredible photo and description~ I am growing Japanese eggplant, magically little babies are appearing. They are gorgeous~
    http://ellasedge.blogspot.com/2010/07/fresh-start.html
    You make my senses long for Eggplant Parmesan...one of my favs. I bake mine in the oven and then layer it...almost as good~

    Thanks for the sensory overload; I love the royal hue!

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  19. Thank you! Oh, the discussion we had over these a few weeks ago...I knew they were called something other that, "those little eggplants"! ;}

    m ^..^

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  20. What beautiful colors aubergines are...

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  21. Yes, aubergine does sound better than eggplant. I love eggplant parmigiana and often order it at my favorite family run Italian restaurant. (not at the chains though... they don't know how to make it right and it comes out mushy.)

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  22. I grill them along with summer squash, zuchinni (sp?) and assorted peppers and onions. Then cut them up, add finely minced garlic, some basil and call it delicious!

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