Once Upon A Time...

Minature versions of things just make people smile and sigh. Baby dogs, baby cats, baby elephants--they're just cute and cuddly, right? Introducing the Fairy Tale Eggplant, a small, adorable version of its big sibling, the globe eggplant. To make it even more endearing, it has stripes! "Awww!"

You can use fairy tale eggplant just like any other eggplant, but they seem to really enjoy a nice roasting in the oven. Add in cherry tomatoes in a variety of colors and you've got a precious meal in the making. Check out this recipe from Foods with Judes that has pretty and enticing photos. You could also just simply slice them in half and saute them with shiitake mushrooms and garlic/scallions.

Tip: Butternut Squash Puree

Don't trade this. Eat it! This pint of thick, rich, all-the-work-has-been-done-for-you goodness is a keeper! You can make so many kinds of yummy sweet or savory dishes with it, like butternut squash risotto, soup, ravioli, lasagna, muffins, pancakes, oatmeal, brownies, or cookie bars.Read more


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