Archive for September 1, 2016


Grilled Eggplant Dip

The Japanese eggplants in my garden have finally started to fruit. I added them to the garden this summer as an afterthought. Eggplants have never really grown well for me. The leaves typically get eaten alive before the plant has even the thought of a fruit, or the fruit rots before it comes close to harvest time. Imagine my surprise, as this year, the eggplants we haphazardly planted at the edge of our herb garden are exploding. Clearly I needed some eggplant recipes, stat. This one has become one of my favorites. It yields a complex, smoky, eggplant dip that stands up well on it’s own. It’s an excellent compliment...