Monday, June 7, 2010


I have to admit, eggplant is not my summer-go-to-vegetable, say, like tomatoes :)  But I do enjoy cooking and eating eggplant so I decided to include a few plants in my summer garden.  Well, they are just beginning to bloom and the eggplant is probably one of my favorite vegetable blossoms.  I love the aubergine color and the soft umbrella shape. 

This year I planted four classic Black Magic plants as compared to last year when I planted Fingerling Eggplant.  The Fingerling had good flavor but the fruit was very narrow and elongated, making it difficult to do much with it, except saute or grill.  I think I'll be happier with the Black Magic.

One of my favorite things to do with eggplant is make Eggplant Rolatini, which is basically
  • Thinly sliced eggplant, 
  • Grilled, 
  • Filled and rolled with a savory mixture of softened goat cheese and fresh herbs, 
  • Simmered in a light tomato sauce...delicious! maybe eggplant is one of my favorite summer vegetables after all :)


  1. Thanks for the photos. I never grew eggplant, so I never was aware how beautiful the plants were!!

  2. It really is a pretty plant and the fruit is tasty too!

    Thanks for visiting!

  3. Hi Di
    Love following your blog. I just noticed Brian
    has one also, I'll follow his too.
    See you soon
    Love Ma