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I come to this edition of Weekend Cooking with more of a question, instead of a recipe to share.
And a bit of a confession.
I have this habit – perhaps you do too – of buying produce I’m unfamiliar with at the farmer’s market simply because they are a) cute or b) have a cute name. If the item in question is both cute and bearing a cute name, forget it … chances are, it’s coming home with me in hopes of my finding an appropriate recipe.
These were my downfall this week:
The purple and white globe is a Graffiti Eggplant, the plantain-shaped tubes are apparently Green Goddess eggplant, and the round ones are the irresistible Kermit eggplants. (Seriously, would you have been able to leave a few Kermits behind?)
I probably should have made something with these by now (they were purchased on Tuesday) but I didn’t plan well and didn’t have time. I was thinking of a good baba ganoush recipe. But in my searching for an appealing recipe, the Kermits didn’t seem to yield many options besides Thai recipes. I’m not much of a Thai food fan (don’t like the coconut).
Any thoughts, suggestions … referrals to a 12-step program for People who Impulsively Buy Cute Produce They Have No Idea How to Cook?
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Thanks for sharing this post!