Sunday, August 17, 2008

some eggplant and advice

Just a quick note with part of today's harvest.  The zukes are doing well.  The summer squash is absolutely fantastic.  Tomatoes could use a little more heat.  But these guys.... man, they make my heart swell.  I'm so excited.  Picked three today, and there are several more that seemed to pop up overnight (we camped out at a wedding on the river last night - I think those eggplant wanted to surprise us!)

By the way, if any of you have children, or might have children, or just happen to be in the position of toasting someone at a wedding (your child or not), it is NOT appropriate to go on and on about how many people the groom has dated or how many women "auditioned for the role" before the bride came along. Nope. Not appropriate. Don't do it. Even if you have the best intentions. Just my opinion...


Meems said...

Great advice! Maybe from watching movies folks pick up this bad habit but it is totally inappropriate in real life.

I've been contemplating planting eggplant for my (Florida garden)autumn harvest. How do you prepare it for meals? I only know of eggplant parmesan and grilling with other veggies is really good too.
Yours are very pretty.

Also wanted to let you know I really think your header is creative. Wish I knew how to do that stuff.
Meems @Hoe&Shovel

Anonymous said...

I went to a wedding where someone toasted the ex-wife for letting him go so he could marry this new girl. I thought the mother-of-the-bride was going to have a flippin' heart-attack!

JGH said...

Pretty eggplant. Since you're eating meat now, I like to make eggplant "meatballs", just grate and poach the eggplant, and mix up with Ital. breadcrumbs, egg and parmesan. Fry in veg oil. Dip in marinara! EASY and good.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Eggplant has to be the prettiest vegetable. The color is fantastic.

I hate to admit that I've never grown it and never even eaten it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Daisy... I found you through Fast Grow the Weeds... and noticed you were in Montana. :) Me too.... and I was wondering if that 1/2 a bison you're getting is from the people down at the Clark Fork Farmers Market. *laugh* My DH and I are contemplating getting a 1/2 or 1/4, and it was just so funny to see that you did, and that you were in Montana, that I had to comment. :)

Your eggplants are very pretty!


the larsons said...

I've been to a lot of weddings and never yet heard a toast that made me want to crawl under my chair like that one!

Books And Brimstone said...

Thanks for sharinng this