Sunday, 19 September 2010

WHB 251 - Aubergine (eggplant) and orange jam

I always loved September, not as much as April, but very very much.
now days are getting shorter, the light is not so strong anymore, plant's are changing colours, and if you have done things should have one last special almost spectacular blooming of you annuals.
I have my white dizzy lizzies abounding with flowers. they are so beautiful!
the Dizzy Lizzies are one of my favorite annuals, 
they don't ask for anything and the give you
almost 7 months of rich blooming. 
you can put them in half shade, full shade they won't mind..
and they will bloom, and bloom until the frost will take them.

I'm still working a lot. last week I had two interesting groups, 
one was a scholar class, Germans.
This year my "speciality" is teaching geology, 
some history and botanica to german school classes.
 they come in school trips and one of the excursions are on the Monte Baldo, where
I show and teach them Monte Baldo and the Garda lake was made.
it is very very interesting working with youths, 
naturally not all of them are interested in me and my lessons :-DDD
but when I have 10-12 kids listening and asking then I consider the tour a success.

this is a part of the class at the cable car
 taking us up to the mountain
alpetour 16 sept 2010

and here making acquaintance with one of the many cows up there 
(always draws the interest of the kids!)
alpetour  16 sept. 2010

they other one was a swedish group,
 they came from Stockholm and all day they made fun of my
southern accent! 
they weren't very lucky with the weather. 
it started to rain two minutes after we got to the bus!!
 and the on the Monte Baldo were we had lunch,
 it was so foggy you couldn't see a thing.
but in the refuge it was warm and cosy and the food and wine was very good!
we had a lovely time anyway and they all promised to come back
 to see what was hiding in the fog!

evitec - sweden 17 sept. 2010

evitec - sweden 17 sept. 2010

this is a recipe I dedicate to my dear friend joan from foodalogue..
she just adooooooores eggplants!!

joan this is for you!

Aubergine (eggplant) and orange jam

aubergine (eggplant) and orange jam

you need:

500gr of eggplant
1 apple
juice and zest from one big orange (or two small ones)
400gr of sugar*

aubergine (eggplant) and orange jam

peel the eggplant and the apple
cut in small cubes, and put them in a large pot
add the sugar, the orange juice and zests.

cook mixing now and then until it thickens.
pour in clean glass and close lid.
let cool up side down and store in a cool, dark and dry place.
will conserve at least 12 months.

tastes very good with chicken, boild meat and roast.

* if you wish put just 300gr of sugar.

aubergine (eggplant) and orange jam

this week we are hosted by Anna from Anna's Cool Finds

thank's to Kalyn  who created this great event and
thank's to Haalo who now managing it all :)


  1. Wow! I would never have imagined using eggplant in a jam! Thanks for participating in Weekend Herb Blogging.

  2. ciao anna!
    me eather, but after the strudel that was very very good, I just had to try this!

    have a nice week

  3. cariiiiiina! Ma orpo, ho già finito i 100 vasetti acquistati qualche mese fa, si può???
    Urge andare a far nuove scorte, resta da capire dove cavolo metterò i morti man mano che le marmellate vengono mangiate ^_^

  4. aliceeee..
    sta lì..un'altra settimana e poi sono quasi in ferie...
    e poi...100 vasetti non saranno abbastanza


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