Purple is my favourite colour although aubergines are not my favourite vegetable. Infact I pretty much stay away from buying them or eating them after only remembering they tasted nasty when I found them in something a few years ago!
But there is light at the end of the tunnel, after all, this is someone who hated sprouts for about 30 maybe 40 years and I've embraced them in the last 5 or 6!
I think I've mentioned before that Morrisons in Beverley have a wonderful selection of exotic veg, usually at least 4 varieties of aubergine in shape and colour which do look tempting. Now if only a recipe presented itself that I quite fancied...... ta dah! A recent offering on the Allotment 2 Kitchen blog run by Shaheen, had a lovely little recipe that made me want to buy one of those aubergines.
There's no point in me repeating Shaheen's words so here is the link to her recipe if you fancy it
I bought this very pretty Graffiti Aubergine and this equally gorgeous purple pepper
These are some stages in production
And this is prior to tucking in, wobbly photo due to being pretty hungry and itching to dive in!
Verdict: it was a very lovely curry, easy to do and the aubergine was pretty much hidden so nothing was wasted and I'd say a good result for me. The only tiny bit which could be improved, and this is a criticism of our poorly performing aga, the oven isn't capable of getting hot enough to roast the aubergine at the high temperature to give it that charred bit of taste so it was a tad soggy and still with the aubergine taste. However I think I've embraced my inner aubergine and I won't be put off by it and come the glorious day when I have my own nice oven, the sky will be the limit!
One other tiny purple thing. I have my gran's birthday party this week so here is a little card I made. It seems to be all birthdays this month with a 50th afternoon tea bash in a few days also.