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Eggplants with Peanut Sauce
September 29, 2014, 6:15 am
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Right now I have a profusion of eggplants in my fridge that I grew in my garden. I am particularly fond of the mauve ones that are 7 to 9 inches long. I harvest them when they are still young.  This recipe works well because it is fast and easy. Whenever I bring it to a potluck dinner folks ask me for the recipe.

Madhur Jaffrey says “that many people believe that eggplants prevent cancer and also inhibit the growth of fatty deposits in the arteries”.

  • 1 pound Japanese eggplants
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsps. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. roasted sesame oil
  • 4.5 tsps. soy sauce (4.5 tsps. is 3 of my 1/2 Tbsp. measuring spoon)
  • 4.5 tsps. smooth peanut butter
  • 4.5 tsps. soy sauce
  • 2 tsps. cooking sherry
  • 4.5 tsps. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
  • finely chopped cilantro optional
  1. Cut the eggplants into long strips and then into 3 inch pieces.
  2. Steam them 10 minutes or until soft.
  3. While they are steaming make the sauce by combining the next nine ingredients . I use an immersion blender to mix them
  4. Put the steamed eggplant in a dish, pour the peanut sauce on top and sprinkle them with the cilantro if desired

See, I told you it was a quick and simple recipe. You can make it more complicated by using  freely grated ginger. I grate mine with a micro plane.


Starlit Evening quilt
September 27, 2014, 10:56 pm
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I made this quilt for my youngest daughter, Hanaleah.  She chose all the fabric.

It took me about 6 months to piece it together.

I quilted it on “Polly”, the long arm at Cotton Cupboard in Lakeway and brought it to her in mid-September, 2014.