Valarie Russell on June 25th, 2019

I never dreamed I would ever like hummus let alone Baba Ganoush, but I was pleasantly surprised I like both.  I’m definitely not a fan of eggplant but over the years I have slowly become one. This recipe is a quick, easy and a healthy snack. It makes an awesome dish to serve when friends […]

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Valarie Russell on July 10th, 2018

This is one of Kenny’s favorite casseroles and he suggested I share with all of you. It’s really delicious… but maybe not so healthy. Enjoy! 2 cups eggplants, chopped ½ cup celery, chopped ½ cup bell pepper, chopped ½ cup onion, chopped 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup 1 (4 ounce) jar […]

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Valarie Russell on July 25th, 2017

Another “Guest Post” this week… One of our regular patrons, Sue, was talking to Kenny at the market this past Saturday and shared this recipe with him. She said it was delicious.  I haven’t made it for him yet, but plan to one night soon. It does sound like something he would really like, especially […]

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Valarie Russell on August 11th, 2011

Let’s get something straight: eggplant parmesan is delicious. Nobody’s contesting that. But is it the only way to enjoy eggplant? Eggplants are in peak season right now and there’s more to them than just making eggplant Parmesan.  Eggplants can be grilled, steamed, roasted or baked.  Next time you stroll through the farmer’s market and happen upon […]

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Valarie Russell on August 3rd, 2011

Since we are growing so much eggplant this year I thought I would feature several recipes using eggplant. This is another recipe that my niece Amanda sent to me from Seattle.  It not only makes a beautiful presentation but, it taste great too. Stop by the New Albany Farmer’s Market and pick up a few eggplants and […]

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Valarie Russell on August 2nd, 2011

Good day to you, We survived another record heat wave this weekend but the garden is sure struggling.  Kenny has really been working hard trying to keep the water to it and the weeds from taking over.  So far he is winning the battle by I am afraid he will loose the war!  We really need some […]

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Valarie Russell on August 2nd, 2011

My niece from Seattle, Amanda, sent me this recipe… I believe she may have found this on line.  I saw this or one similar in A Taste of Home magazine.  We tried it last week and I thought it was good enough to share with all of you.  Just one more way to fix the wonderful summer vegetable…EGGPLANT. INGREDIENTS: […]

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Valarie Russell on September 15th, 2010

Grilled Eggplant What a great way to dress up eggplant. Piled high with herbs, cheese and fresh tomatoes, this grilled side nicely complements most main dishes. Ingredients:   1/4 cup Parmesan cheese ~ shredded 3 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. fresh basil ~ minced 5 tsp. olive oil 3 garlic cloves ~ minced 1 large […]

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