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Sweet Mash with Eggplant

I came upon a new recipes that I'd share. I've been trying out new ways to use eggplant, since our garden is producing a lot right now and I love em.

This one starts with potatoes- we had a mix of lil fingerlings, purple vikings, some reds, and we used sweet potato. Probably a third to a quarter of mix is sweet potato. So we boiled that. A lot of the spuds were small and we just tossed em in. I left and did some other things.

Drained out the potatoes, and then used the pot for sauteeing chopped eggplants in a little safflower oil. I have been using light oil (and very little) with the eggplants because they soak it up more than any other veg. Get them on high heat, chop 3 or more big cloves garlic and get that in there. Just get this until the eggplant is cooked, less than 10 minutes and meanwhile can be chopping up a bunch of fresh parsley or something green.

Then when satisfied I poured back in all the cooked potatoes and mashed them up and mixed that all together. I used a splash of rhody fresh milk to wet it up, some dark chipotle pepper sauce that i tend to use with sweet spuds and a glob of aquidneck Honey (because I had all these bee experiences that day). Cracked black pepper is good, and I used a bunch of some other spice I mistook for pepper, along with salt. Mix that all up, then toss in chopped parsley/ herbs, keep some herbs aside to top on each bowl.

It's a summer sweet mash potato that even the kids love. The glory of this one was SUPER easy to prepare and yet tasted great.

We used almost 3 pounds of spuds, a quarter head of garlic, bunch of parsley, and 4 eggplants, grown from starts that Adam G gave us (thanks F&M!!). Two folks and one child ate dinner, and todays lunch.

This is a way to take straight veg and make it interesting. New textures, new flavor combos, it's easy to make it taste good when it's FRESH.


To provide reliable and ethical income, we organize as a worker-cooperative, in which each member is directly involved.


Many areas of Providence do not have proper access to fresh produce on a regular basis. We plan to bring fresh vegetables on the road directly to places where they are needed.


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The Fertile Underground consists of a variety of skilled tradesfolk, from landscapers to carpenters, muralists to yoga experts, snow-plows to make-up artists.


In Our Communal Garden everyone who shares the work, shares the harvest. No individual squares, but rather a cohesive small farm. From "under-utilized" lots to urban homesteads.


The Fertile Underground are adapting the CSA model to work in a new way, something we call Community Supported Grocery.
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