Thursday, September 30, 2010

an aubergine thursday and it's a tasty one


you coming out from under there mollie moo?
i'm under the aubergine pillow for inspiration though b...
what'cha need inspiration for moll? im thinking about this weeks stoopid colour and how i need to break the news to everyone that you seem to have managed to do some aubergine crafty squares... although the jury's out...

you see b, i'm not getting the aubergine thing... i thinks these fall more into the maroon category... no?

hang on a mo will ya... i'll widen this debate...

see an aubergine is more purple dont ya think... and green?

nah cant see it b? but that aubergine is sure starting to remind me of something else...

do you see it?... arf arf

it's pear shaped just like doyle... mollie that's rude!


maybe that creamey square's meant to be like the aubergine's insides?


mmmm wonder what it's insides taste like...

hey b? how's this for an idea...

oi follow me, i've got my inspiration...

maybe you should cook that fav aubergine salad thing that you and c like 

you know, with that zingy citris dressing, see we've got all the stuff

we've even got kalamata olive haloumi with it's aubergine coloured graphics... that you did by the way so it's gotta be good!

memba?... you gotta mix 1/4 cup of fresh lemon, lime and orange juice together with a tablespoon of rice wine vinegar, fish sauce and sugar, plus add chopped red chilli... sooo simple.... (hey check out my eyelashes in this pic, ooo lala, styl'n)

then you chop the aubergine into 1cm sized bits, rounds, strips... whatever...

salt lightly (if ya want to) and leave for 15 minutes or so... 

doyle you do kinda look like an aubergine you know...

anyway... bring the haloumi to room temperature

and pat dry to make sure theres no extra moisure


fry quickly on a high heat both sides being careful not to melt it!

take off the heat, cover and rest... phew!

pat the aubergine dry...

grill on high heat with some extra virgin olive oil...

chop into quarters (or whatever) and place into a bowl...

add the zingy dressing to the aubergine, cover and leave to marinade for a few hours...



time for an aubergine coloured beverage...

whilst sorting voting for the new supercity... aaargh!

b i believe it's ready to go... dice or cut the haloumi however you want, add to the aubergine with freshly chopped mint and/or coriander, taste and add more zingy dressing if you desire... b sometimes adds more chilli at this stage...

voila, tastes better than it looks... actually that cooked aubergine skin is nearly the same colour as...

your nose mollie arf arf arf...

oh let me see... 

fine job there b...

nommy!... 
jeez, wwhhhatt???... who said not for dogs!

next week's blue coloured thursday's gonna be aquamarine...oh dear...

15 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Aubergine is a tough color, Mollie and Doyle, but we think the color in the squares come close enough. That special salad looks and sounds yummy to our Mom who loves ALL salads. Now where can we find that roundy oval-y aubergine:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Belle said...

I love this post. The salad looks delicious.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My mom is pawsitively DROOLING fur that salad!!!

She's always loved her aubergine - and the fried olive haloumi -

Oh
My
My
!!

Woo two so know how to do a great job with your kholours!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Lorenza said...

Aubergine is a nice color... but I am not so sure about the real one!
Then... you showed to us that yummy salad... and I guess I can change my mind about it!
Pawesome job!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Maggie and Mitch said...

We were kinda iffy on the aubergine color too, Mollie, but we both were thinking the same thing with the aubergine alcoholic drinkie! haha
Your salad looks delicious!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Blue said...

Bravo, just wonderful!

Great minds do think alike as I featured a recipe & wine too but your post beats mine paws down for genius presentation.
That salad looks yummy, think I'll have my lunch early today :)

Love, pats 7 pets
Blue

BJ Roan said...

Looks like a very cozy aubergine pillow. More granny squares. Can't wait to see the finished product, and that recipe, YUM!

Fred said...

Nice aubergine pillow! And your foodstuffs looks YUMMY.

Wyatt said...

You 2 are the cutest! Crafty and good in the kitchen too! Bow Wow!

Wyatt

pee ese - thanks for stopping by my blog.

Asta said...

Aubewgine!
O looove that colow, and Mollie and Doyle, you'we wight , that squawe looks a little mowe buwgundyish, but bootiful so who cawes, hehehe
thank you fow that moufwatewing wecipe..the only thing that's disappointing is that it's not fow doggies you say.booo hooo..it looks delish
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Agatha and Archie said...

This is kind of hard to write cuz we have been drooling all over the place WOW did that look good!! Love A+A

Agatha and Archie said...

This is kind of hard to write cuz we have been drooling all over the place WOW did that look good!! Love A+A

Mango said...

Call it what you want, but it is still purple in my book. And by the way, I don't think eggplant is really food. Nasty.

Slobbers,
Mango

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Now I am an expert at purple, but I have to admit that aubergine is a tricky one...it does pull to maroon...and even gray if you go that direction...

Frankly, we think that salad looks amazing...thank you so much for sharing the prep and that lovely glass of aubergine beverage...

I may whip up a smoothie in that color...

Kisses,

Laciegirlie

Inky and Molly said...

They call them eggplant over here....

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