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Eggplant in Coconut Gravy and Thrifty Finds

March 9, 2007

I moved my blog. This post can now be found at

  1. March 9, 2007 5:17 pm

    yay- eggplant! I can’t get enough lately. And I love your fabric. Just today, Daiku and I went to the fabric store to see if they had any interesting clearance or remnant fabrics, but not too much luck.

    I’m really interested in your pesto though- where did you find culantro? I’ve had it on my mind ever since reading about it on Johanna’s blog, but I’ve never come across it!

  2. March 9, 2007 5:38 pm

    Howdy Bazu, I found culantro at Super H Mart 😀 I’ve never seen it anywhere else before. I was really excited to find it! I’ve been finding all sorts of neat food finds since moving here. Once I get the pesto perfected I will post the recipe. I am determined to make a good Asian pesto. It’s one of my goals for the year! Thanks for the compliment on the fabric too. Usually the clearance sheets at Target aren’t particularly my style. I was stunned to find such a lovely pattern on clearance.

  3. Aurora's Mom permalink
    March 9, 2007 8:23 pm

    Wow, what a snazzy new look to your blog! Very nice.

    I’ve used sheets for fabric as well, since you get so much and don’t have to buy it “by the yard”. I’ve made curtains for our living room and kid’s bedrooms out of sheets…I like that print you bought!

  4. March 10, 2007 12:59 pm

    Just came back to say that I like your new look- very fresh and cool!

    And thanks for the culantro tip, maybe I’ll find it at the Super H Mart near my mom’s one day!

  5. March 10, 2007 10:53 pm


    Have i mentioned I LOVE THE NEW LOOK?


    You just made me nostalgic for my junior high days (Oakview Jr. High, now McCracken Middle School) when we had “Home Ec” and part of it was “Sewing,” and i shopped for my needed items at “Minnesota Fabrics”… where else but in Chicago?! Ah, if only there was a Super Target back in the olde daze there… I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Super Target. I love Target, i already think it is super…

    Nice eggplant in coconut gravy with the fluffy white rice by its side. The pesto noodle-y dish there sure LOOKS tasty… sorry it was a disappointment!

  6. March 11, 2007 8:57 am

    I have been eating more eggplant lately. This recipe sounds like something I would like to try.

  7. March 12, 2007 7:40 am

    i like the fabric! culantro i love it!

  8. March 12, 2007 9:20 am

    Your pesto recipe sounds interesting, but I have to agree with you about it being too sweet. Or rather, sounding too sweet. Maybe it’s because of the mint? I really don’t care for sweet ‘meal’ foods, like dishes with raisins or pineapple.

    What a great deal on the fabric! I love buying fabric, and I love the idea of sewing with great fabric, but unfortunately, I am lazy and I usually just get home and stuff the fabric away in a drawer, only to forget about it and continue the cycle. That print would make a great pillow, or a table runner. See? I’m full of great ideas.

  9. March 12, 2007 9:20 am

    Like the new header! 🙂

  10. March 12, 2007 10:02 am

    I’ll eat some of that pasta with pesto any day! I love pesto.

  11. March 12, 2007 12:45 pm

    Hey, I love your new look! It must be spring – I’ve got the itch to change up my blog, too. Great deal on the fabric.

  12. March 12, 2007 2:49 pm

    Thanks for all the nice comments on my blog’s new look 🙂

    Aurora’s Mom, that’s cool you use sheets for fabric too. If we weren’t renting, I would use the fabric to make curtains. Right now I have my eye on a few projects including a table runner. 😀

    Karen, Super Target = Regular Target + Grocery Store. It’s great! I don’t like their produce though but they have some good prices on canned goods.

    Judy, those are all great ideas for the fabric. I already had my eye on a runner project. 🙂 The pesto ended up being too sweet because of the added sugar in the recipe. I know what you mean about mint though. Mint can be overpowering at times so I cut down the amount used a bit. I hope to tinker with the recipe more next weekend.

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