Making the most of your garden-fresh eggplant

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Eggplant often gets a bad rap as a bitter and heavy vegetable based on the few preparations most Americans are familiar with. Either baked in a casserole to a slimy pulp or twice-fried, what can be a delicate and delightful summer flavor is often buried under grease or disguised by another ingredient. As it is one of the easiest and most nutritious … Read More

Edibles in the landscaping

As more and more urban families begin to explore growing food at home, we read about more and more run-ins with homeowner’s associations and city councils claiming that our gardens are unsightly and inappropriate. While I do not recommend backing down or growing apologetically as we strive to show our communities what can be possible, I do want to encourage the aesthetically … Read More

Adding eggplant to the mix

With a soft texture and mild flavor eggplant can serve as an easy-to-grow filler or delicious stand-alone vegetable. Eggplant, or aubergine, comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and flavors. From lean and green to round and black, striped, and even white. By growing them at home you can try varieties far exceeding supermarket eggplant in both flavor and interest. To begin, select … Read More

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