Here’s a quick and easy salad I just put together, which was inspired by small, slender eggplant I purchased at the Farmers Market. Quinoa is a pantry staple and I try to keep bags of frozen shrimp at the ready. Garden mint is flourishing, so put them all together and dinner is decided.
Cherry tomatoes and feta would have been delicious additions to this simple salad. It was tasty as is, but if I had them on hand, you would have seen them in the photo above.
I used black eggplant, but if I’d used purple Asian eggplant, there would have been no need to remove a portion of the skin. In my experience cooking Michigan-grown eggplant, I’ve found the long purplish Asian varietals more tender than the black-skinned ones.
Coming off a four-week, super-intense editing of my next book, “The Welcome Home Diner”, a contemporary novel about two women opening a diner on Detroit’s east side. I get why writers isolate themselves during the process. I was assigned a well-seasoned editor determined to squeeze the best book that she could out of me. The verdict will be in the hands of … Full recipe post »
Traveling pleasures, for me, include exploring food markets and trying my hand at local cuisines. We’ve just returned from Barbados, the most easterly island in the West Indies; a 3 1/2 hour flight south from Miami, and then another hour flight south to Venezuela. When traveling, Richard and I often rent a VRBO, a subsidiary of Home Away, Flip Key (owned by Trip Advisor) … Full recipe post »
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