Eggplant, Tomato and Onion Tart

Summer is over and we are finishing the last eggplants and cherry tomatoes of the season. This tart combines these two main ingredients along with caramelised onions and a touch of roasted capsicum and parmesan cheese to make a tasty savoury tart for lunch. Eggplant, Tomato and Onion Tart   Ingredients: Tart Filling: 5-6 Long eggplants 500g cherry tomatoes 1 large onion, sliced thinly 1 … Continue reading Eggplant, Tomato and Onion Tart

Eggplant, Prosciutto and Cheese Braid

Eggplants are plentiful at the end of summer and taste wonderful in this braided savory pastry. The best prosciutto and Maasdam or Swiss cheese are layered on homemade shortcrust pastry with the eggplant and baked till golden brown. This savoury braid makes a  perfect and satisfying  lunch served with a mixed green salad. A vegetarian version is also included below with the recipe for making … Continue reading Eggplant, Prosciutto and Cheese Braid

Rigatoni with Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

The weather is still so balmy in Sydney and we continue harvesting eggplants so I thought a nice pasta dish with a rich tomato sauce with the eggplants would make a delicious lunch. Rigatoni with Eggplant and Tomato Sauce Ingredients: 1 can of chopped tomatoes 1 Tblsp of tomato paste 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 1 tblsp olive oil … Continue reading Rigatoni with Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

Moussaka with Potatoes

Mario made a wonderful moussaka with eggplant, potatoes and zucchini inspired by Alex Petretzikis.  Not having a zucchini handy I have created my own version and share this with you. I used the potatoes harvested from Veronica’s garden bed and the last of the summer’s eggplants. The Greek bechamel sauce is enriched with an egg yolk and the traditional addition of herbs and  spices gives … Continue reading Moussaka with Potatoes

Pickled Eggplant

Angie shared these truly delicious pickled eggplants and we couldn’t get enough! She has been kind enough to share her recipe with us and I hope you enjoy making some yourself with the last flush of eggplants from the garden. Pickled Eggplant Ingredients: 4 eggplants 2 cups of vinegar 2 cups of water dried oregano finely chopped garlic chillies (optional) Extra virgin olive oil Method: … Continue reading Pickled Eggplant

Eggplant and Lasagne

This recipe is a blending of the popular lasagne and the eggplant moussaka in layers with tomato and bechamel sauces. This recipe use the rich oven roasted tomato sauce that we posted earlier here  Eggplant and Lasagne Ingredients Pre cooked lasagne sheets 1 eggplant 1 1/2 cups oven baked tomato sauce 2 cups grated parmesan cheese 1 L milk 120 g butter 2/3 cup plain … Continue reading Eggplant and Lasagne


Growing Eggplant

Eggplant has been cultivated in Asia since prehistory and introduced to the Mediterranean in the middle ages. It is a very versatile fruit that can be cooked in many ways. Growth habits and planting needs Eggplant like a sunny position and a soil pH below 6.0, so acidic. Test the soil and amend with lime if over this. Because eggplants are susceptible to soil born … Continue reading Growing Eggplant