Saturday, 28 August 2010
He bought some home ages ago..well it must have been quite a long time ago, because it was the last visit home he made before he came yesterday.
I try adding them to stews and casseroles. I pretend they're not aubergines and hope that the taste of all the other ingredients will overpower them and I won't notice when I eat them. But I do notice, and after one mouthful, the rest get pushed to the side of the plate. I could try disguising them...Heiko made aubergine and chocolate jam (have a look at his blog for the recipe if it appeals to you) and even though I adore chocolate, I just can't bring myself to try making it. I mostly give them to my neighbour because I wouldn't dream of throwing them away.
With the last lot that arrived, I made a moussaka and put it in the freezer...where it stayed until Mr A arrived home in the early hours of Thursday morning to spend the day here. I defrosted it and thought we could eat it before he returned to the hotel. Unfortunately, we'd had breakfast, and a snack in Milas, and he had to return at 5.00pm so neither of us were hungry before he left.
I put it in the fridge but knew I would have to attempt to eat it today. So I fished about in it and removed all the aubergine slices so that I could face eating what was left. Whilst I was doing this, Beki was standing next to me in the kitchen with her nose in the air, hoping for a tidbit. So I gave her a piece of aubergine. She loved it. Now I know for a fact that she will take something from my hand and eat it, but if I put it in her dish there's every likelihood that she won't touch it. But I thought I'd try anyway, and she ate the whole lot!
I doubt if Mr Ayak will ever remember that I don't like aubergines. He'll still keep bringing them home. But at least I know what to do with them now!