We have been so blessed to be able to house-mind here in Hervey Bay. Makes a huge difference when you have no income. We are dwelling in my in-laws' delightful home while they are visiting family in Spain. They have left us here, sheltered and stocked with food. Some of that food comes straight out of the garden. Like all good Poppies, he has a lush little kitchen garden that up here in the tropics, produces summer veg in winter. Liam has eaten tomatoes for the first time, straight off the vine!
These came straight off the vine too. These long-fingered eggplants are so sweet lacking the bitterness that often is encountered with the big football sized cousins. Lacking my usual array of spices, I decided to keep it simple, which is often best for little taste-buds.
So into the pot with onion, stock, pureed tomatoes, tomato paste, lentils and some shredded spinach.
It was delish. Ladeled over mashed potato and the boys couldn't get enough. Yay! Another dinner win.