Wednesday, August 29, 2012
too many peppers, the phantom, and a fan of eggplant i am not
On to eggplant. I've tried it fried. I've tried it under a red sauce drowning in Parmesan cheese. The night before last I battered it with eggs and bread crumbs and baked it. I am, without a doubt, NOT a fan. I've tried, honestly I have, but for some reason, there's just something about the texture and the taste that makes my stomach look up at me and shout, "Hey! YOU! No more eggplant, 'kay? How about some chocolate?"
In other, more interesting news, I'm reading Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera" for the first time. I've seen the theatrical production several times and even enjoyed the new movie version with Gerard Butler. Until now, however, I have never read the story that started it all. And already I am inspired to create my own tale of phantoms and unrequited love. Oh and murder. Gotta have murder!
Any of you read The Phantom? What about eggplants? Got any recipes that may change my mind? And if you do know what's going on with those stubborn bonsai peppers, don't hesitate to speak up. I'm tired of using them for bird food!