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Saturday, October 1, 2011

All Things Aubergine

Pamela's sensuously written post at
about the onset of this month,  made me think about what
October represents to me...

What stands out in my sleepy-brain this morning is 

aubergine...

















please don't call it purple, this colour is so much more.

all these lovely images via Pinterest

14 comments:

  1. I agree Jacqueline, so not purple! I love your collection of photos...
    I was married in October and my bridesmaids wore aubergine...
    I know there were raised eyebrows amongst them but I just loved it,
    still do!

    Jeanne xxx

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  2. Oh dear, my aubergine plants are dripping with fruits.... I can't even give them away, and there's only so much one can eat! I must try harder.

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  3. I would love to see those bridesmaid dresses Jeanne...perhaps a post?

    Did you see the aubergine french fries Cro...have you tried that?

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  4. I did notice J. And I made a mental point to remember! Next week!

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  5. I love this colour J., but have to say I have never and I really mean never cooked an aubergine! Now that I think of it I find that very strange !
    ...the fries look delish and I'm feeling longings for those creuset pots.

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  6. Cro...I think you need to give V. a few tips on the cooking of the aubergine! I've made the chips, although I cut them in disks rather than fries. On a baking sheet, brushed with olive oil, salt and pepper and under the broiler. You do have to keep an eye on them as they can burn easily.

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  7. I love the aubergine - it is a cool relief from the hot oranges and red of Autumn.
    I wish I had a surplus of eggplant/aubergine, what a dilema!
    Helen xx

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  8. Pur . . . aubergine is such a delightful fall colour. A good wine grape colour. Perhaps Cro will try that.

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  9. I agree Helen...what a dilemma! I had never though of a colour being a relief to the eye, but you are so right. All that vibrancy of summer and early autumn needs balancing.

    Interesting idea Rob-bear...Aubergine Wine!

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  10. Jacqueline, how absolutely sensuously beautiful. I am not at all a purple person -- or perhaps I wasn't until today.

    It is so lovely to know you. Your blog is stunning.

    xo,
    Tish

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  11. J I like the colour Aubergine, although not too keen on the actual veg. Aubergine, plum, grape and all those gorgeous berries. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog xx

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  12. Molly...we need to send Cro to your house toute de suite! He can convince you of the deliciousness of the aubergine.

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  13. Oh aubergine how I love thee, let me count the ways. My very favourite are tiny pea aubergines perfect in a Thai vegetarian red curry, yummo!
    Millie x

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  14. Now we are talking Millie...thai aubergine are to die for!

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