my tiny tomato seedling. i hope it'll survive the cold.
the moussaka in the oven. I bought an eggplant at salamanca market last Saturday for $3.50! that's a really expensive eggplant. so I decided to make this Greek dish with it. I used a recipe from taste.com.au, so I don't know how authentic it is. Basically, it's a lasagne made with eggplant instead of pasta sheets. Everything else is the same - the tomato sauce, white sauce, cheese topping and mince.
I did a search for "authentic" greek moussaka and found that there were several important things I missed out - cinnamon, allspice, feta cheese and egg yolks, instead of a whole egg. And it should've been lamb mince, not beef mince. oh well :)
It tasted pretty good. If I made it again, I wouldn't fry the eggplant slices, but I'd simmer them in a bit of water till they cooked. I don't like how they absorb all the oil like sponges. I don't think it would affect the taste too much if the eggplant were simmered in water rather than fried in oil because the whole lot gets drenched in sauce before going into the oven anyway.