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Dear Eggplant, it's over. 
 
Oct. 13, 2012 3:06 pm 
Updated: Oct. 16, 2012 11:04 am
Dear Eggplant,

I am afraid it is over. I have tried to love you for a long time now, but I can't fake it any longer.  I love you for your beautiful looks and nothing more. This superficial relationship cannot continue. I need to love you on the inside as much as I love you on the outside.

I have tried to hook you up with Lasagna and that didn't work out, I have tried bread crumbs, tomato sauce and pasta and that didn't work out.  You didn't play nicely with fresh bread and peppers or tahini and olive oil so this is why I am dumping you. If you want to be eaten by me, then you need to play nice with other ingredients.

On the inside, you are ugly, bitter and rubbery. It might be that I have not treated you right but our time has come and I have to decide. I have to decide for the protection of my taste buds and the other ingredients- you are not working out.

I know you will not be on your own for long, there are plenty other ingredients out there that would be happy to pair with you, and plenty of other cooks with more patience than I.

I am sorry if I have hurt your feelings eggplant. Please let me know if you change your ways. I need you to be tastier, more visually appealing with your skin off, and not so bitter and offensive to my taste buds.  Until then you are outta my fridge and outta my recipe box.






 
Comments
Oct. 13, 2012 3:43 pm
OMGarsh Charlotte, I'm loving your bog. My family loves eggplant. I don't hate it, but I'm with you in that I think it's rubbery and has no real distinguishable flavor of its own. What a cute way to break up with a veggie. I'll keep cooking eggplant. And, now every time I do, I' ll be thinking of you dumping this purple veggie via a blog post! CRUEL!
 
Deb C 
Oct. 13, 2012 4:20 pm
What a fun blog!
 
Oct. 13, 2012 4:36 pm
If you do not like Eggplant, you may like Patty Pan Squash, and you can exchange it with any eggplant recipe. I happen to love both.
 
Susie 
Oct. 13, 2012 4:47 pm
Such a cute blog. I do love eggplant and now, like Candice, will always think of you dumping this beautiful veggie via a blog post. :-)
 
SacredOdyssey 
Oct. 13, 2012 6:14 pm
funny! but i love roasted eggplant on a bed of rice covered in peanut sauce. otherwise, i agree--there's no other good use for eggplant (except compost perhaps...).
 
Oct. 13, 2012 6:55 pm
Thank you all for your comments :) I have some great suggestions to try out- may be I will take egg plant back and give it one more try! Thank you all again!!
 
Oct. 13, 2012 7:38 pm
Great Blog and I'm with you on Eggplant, what a useless vegetable. Even couched amongst it's kin deep in a pan of ratatouille it does nothing except take up space. You go girl, GREAT BLOG!!!!
 
Oct. 14, 2012 5:52 am
Have you ever had baba ghanoush? It is wonderful and the only way my husband will eat eggplant. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sues-Baba-Ghanoush/Detail.aspx?prop24=RD_RelatedRecipes. Add a few drops of liquid smoke and cut back on the garlic for this recipe.
 
Oct. 14, 2012 5:43 pm
You're always welcome at my house,"dear eggplant". I love you when you're French fried. You have a home with me!
 
Oct. 14, 2012 5:46 pm
Cute blog, Charlotte! Very creative, loved it!
 
Oct. 15, 2012 11:46 am
This is the big fat purple guy who just got dumped calling. If you insist on leaving me, don't leave the whole family. Make room in your life for my close cousin, Chinese Eggplant (somebody married somebody and introduced the asian factor into the family). She is prettier than me, being long and slender and a beautiful lavender color. Her skin is smooth and thin and glossy, her flesh is sweet with no hint of bitterness (but then she has not been treated as cruelly as I -- It is understandable that I am bitter no?). She does bestwhen fashionably dressed in panko and sauteed in olive oil. So, have a heart and give her a try....her family name is Aubergine.
 
Oct. 16, 2012 10:52 am
Gentle Charlotte, Eggplant is indeed bitter and not beautiful, but it is faithful and even nutritious! I love it in baba ghanoush, and I love that in lasagna! I like to make roll-ups with lasagna noodles that I spread with a ricotta cheese mix and a layer of baba ghanoush. Then I top with a good tomato gravy and some more cheese and bake. It is lovely. Don't go too heavy with lemon in the baba ghanoush if you do this.
 
char 
Oct. 16, 2012 11:04 am
Have you tried eggplant parmasean? You can't really taste the eggplant. I love it.
 
 
 
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I was born in England and raised in Toronto. We have been in the USA now for 10 years. I love to cook!
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cookies with no sugar. banana bread with no eggs! Half raw swiss roll cakes! Forgotten lemon juice in an unset cheesecake!!
 
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