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(Solanum melongena)   Prepared as a culinary vegetable but really a fruit, eggplant is classified as a berry because it contains small, edible seeds.   Eggplants belong to the nightshade family which also includes potatoes, tomatoes, paprika, cayenne pepper and other colorful foods.  Tobacco and the poisonous belladonna and some other toxic plants are also… Continue Reading

Ingredients: 1 large eggplant 1 1/2 tbsp mayo 1 large garlic clove, chopped 1/2 tsp each of salt and black pepper 1 tbsp lemon juice Instructions Rinse eggplant and put on a tray covered with foil.  Pierce a hole or two in the eggplant to prevent it from bursting in the oven.  Turn broiler on… Continue Reading