Just 12 hours away until the stroke of midnight here in New York!
I should be cooking right now…
But I take pause to write…all because of an eggplant.
My New Year’s Eve menu will consist of ooey, gooey, cheesy, pleasy Eggplant Parmigiano.
It’s a recipe carried down from my Sicilian grandmother. (…If you make it here by 8, I’ll save a piece for you!)
As cooks out there may already know, the eggplant contains “bitter juice”.
In order to get rid of it, one must salt the slices and let them sit in a colander before frying.
The “bitter juice” then runs off the slices and the sweetness of the eggplant remains.
All this eggplant preparation today made me think about the New Year.
With the coming of 2015, here’s to “washing away” any bitterness in life and to letting it all go down the drain.
And let’s keep what’s left…all the goodness and deliciousness of every day that we are given.
So as I raise a glass of champagne tonight and bite into the delectable crunch of this voluptuous vegetable, I’ll be thinking of how sweet life is…
and how grateful I am to each and every one of you this year. I’m so glad we met!
Buon Anno! Happy New Year 2015!
Eggplant photo taken by Lia and enhanced with the Brushstroke app…Yes, I’m officially addicted to it!