Beautiful baby eggplants!
Some were used for a marinated eggplant dish the other night. Today we'll be having some in a stir fry. I'm also going to try my pal D's Turkish Eggplant Salad. I also snagged some cucumbers. I wanted some of the small pickling ones - but they only had large and medium sized.
Got some onions also!
But that's OK. We've been on a Greek-style food kick lately so eggplant and cukes are perfect. Along with my home grown garlic we made a stunning tzatziki sauce. Add a home made hummus and yogurt marinated pork kabobs and Oppa! What a meal!
I love buying local produce. And when I say local I mean I know exactly which Amish neighbor I'm buying from. I can't grow a big onion, a decent cuke, or for that matter an eggplant in my bad soil.... but I can sure reap the benefits of my neighbor's labor. I feel good about handing over my folding money knowing that I'm helping a local family sustain their way of life... and that this produce was not shipped from halfway across the world.
Happy Sunday everyone! Are you buying local? Anyone got any other eggplant recipes?