It's a short but savory wrap-up this month. As the last of summer weather wound down last month we turned to dishes to showcase the best of the harvest.
Growing up, Deepika of My Life & Spice called eggplants baingan or in English, brinjal. It was hard for her to start calling them eggplant when the typical large purple ones don't look at all like an egg. One of her favorite ways to prepare them is roasted and mashed in Baingan Ka Bharta. Whatever you want to call it, it's always delicious.
Caffettiera of La Caffettiera Rosa was too busy this summer for the lazy days and outdoor activities that usually mean the hot season, but she did get a chance to cook some favorite, summery food, which is the next best thing. After finding some lovely tomatoes, she made a favorite of her mum's, Pomodori Repieni, or Bread, Tomato and Olive Oil.
Every summer, I look for fresh purple hull peas in the market. They're creamy cousins of black-eyed peas that are only for sale for a brief time. This time, I used my bounty to make Purple Hull Peas in Coconut Curry Sauce.
Thanks for your entries! I am looking forward to seeing everyone's favorites in the cooler months ahead. It's almost time to start thinking about holiday recipes, isn't it?