Grilled Eggplant

I cooked all week, making food for the Per Bastet Publications room part at Imaginarium and I forgot to take pictures of the food!

So here’s this.

One of my favorite kitchen “gizmos”, as my husband calls them:

He doesn’t care for eggplant, and I love it, so I bought a wee little one at the farmers market and fixed it for myself.

I cut it in half and smeared it with olive oil and sprinkled it with Jane’s Crazy Mixed-Up Salt. I grilled it on one side, then flipped it, so it would have that lovely grilled criss-cross.


I’m posting at Fatal Foodies about sad glazed carrots.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: What do you or one of your characters do when one loves a food that a loved one hates?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Grilled Eggplant

  1. pm laberge

    October 15, 2019 at 7:11am

    Sooooo…. What is that toy? From the top, it looks like a coffee maker. But I don’t think you can do eggplant in one of those.

    Now I like pizza, Lesley does not. But now I am diabetic on insulin, so, pizza is something I avoid. I shall survive!

    Hey, where did the little happy sad etc buttons go?

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      Marian Allen

      October 15, 2019 at 9:38am

      That “toy” is an indoor griller, Pete. Like the George Foreman, only cheaper. Which leads me to the happy sad etc buttons: They were only testing the product, apparently. Now they want me to pay for my readers’ emotions. I’m like, “I’ve been paying for my own emotions all my life; they can pay for their own. DELETE PLUG-IN”.

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      Marian Allen

      October 15, 2019 at 2:43pm

      It’s a contact grill. Shoulda posted a picture of it with its mouth open.

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  2. dan antion

    October 15, 2019 at 6:46pm

    I only like eggplant in certain situations. This looks like one where I might enjoy it. It would depend on how smushy it is inside. I don’t like a gooey texture

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      Marian Allen

      October 16, 2019 at 7:49am

      You would NOT like this!!!!! It’s meltingly creamy inside. Swoonworthy to momgoths, cringeworthy to dans.

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