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Purple and white eggplants from my Haiku Maui garden

Purple and white eggplants from my Haiku Maui garden

For a while at the end of summer my eggplants were going off!  This year we even had some white ones that did well.  They come in a lot of shapes and sizes and colors too.  Here in Hawaii the long purple eggplant can be found in most markets. 

I wouldn't say eggplant is my favorite vegetable to eat, but they are fun to grow and they look so beautiful when they are all shiny and plump.

colorful eggplant fruits in Haiku Maui

Eggplants do well in the Haiku Maui climate, and will grow for a long time, making it worthwhile to have a few plants on hand all the time.  In Japan it's considered good luck to have eggplant for the New Year... maybe it's just something that's easy to have growing in the winter months?

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colorful eggplant fruits grown in Haiku Maui

When life gives you eggplant, what do you do?  I have learned to cook them many ways and a few of the best recipes I find are:

  • eggplant Parmesan - an Italian baked dish with rich tomato sauce
  • spicy Szechuan eggplant with beef - hot and spicy stir fry
  • moussaka - Greek style casserole that's mild and delicious
  • 15 easy eggplant recipes on RealSimple.com

 Do you have any favorite eggplant recipes?

 

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127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779
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Comment balloon 15 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • December 10 2017 01:57AM

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Never could get to like the  taste, but they look really nice!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 1 year ago

Georgie, I don't eat eggplant, but they are very beautiful, and nice you still have produce from your garden.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 1 year ago

Hi Georgie

I love eggplant, especially grilled, but don't think I have ever had a white one. Will have to look for them. Those are beautiful, especially in that blue dish!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 year ago

They look delicious! 

How do you like them cooked?

I just bake them with a pinch of salt and little coconut oil. 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) about 1 year ago

I love eggplant. Are they easy to grow?

 

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) about 1 year ago

My wife and I put eggplant at the top of the list and fresh from the garden picutres is making me hungry.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 1 year ago

Eggplant is simply my favorite food on earth. Such a staple in Italian, Greek and Middle Eastern cooking (as well as some great Asian dishes).

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) about 1 year ago

I love Egg Plant Parmesan and Moussaka.  You're fortunate to have those growing in your garden.  I also like your pretty blue bowl.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 year ago

CONGRATULATIONS Georgie, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 year ago

Thanks for all the nice comments!

Myrl Jeffcoat and thank you again for the feature. I love the blue bowl too.  It's from Target and it's just splatter ware metal, so good enough for taking to the garden and being left outside if needed.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 1 year ago

Kat Palmiotti The hard part is the germination.  They don't always come up.  But once you get them going and into the ground they are very hardy and will prevail through drought or rain deluge.  My white eggplant has become a monster and I might have to cut it back.  They don't seem to mind the shorter daylight hours like some plants.  So, yes, they are easy to grow.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 1 year ago

Inna Ivchenko I like them many ways and will experiment by just throwing them in the mix with other veg, and people won't even notice they are there!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 1 year ago

Jeff Dowler  White or purple they taste the same.  I'm thinking the white ones must have come first, hence the name?

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 1 year ago

Diane loves eggplants unfortunately I do not cook enough of them, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 1 year ago

Beautiful photos and I love eggplant.  I have never had the white ones.  Do they taste differently from the purple ones?

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source (CastNet Realty) 12 months ago

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