Aubergines in olive oil

5kg aubergines
2 litres vinegar
olive oil
The aubergines should be small, seedless ones. Peel them and put them in a bowl with water ans salt to prevent them discolouring.
Cut them lengthways into very thin slice.
Layer them on tray seasoning each layer with parsley, garlic, chopped chilli and vinegar. Put the pile under pressure for 2-3 days using a wooden board with weights on top so that the vegetable water is pressed out and removed.
When no more liquid runs from them and without disturbing the layers, arrange them in glass jars and cover oil.
Leave them to mature for at least a few days before eating.


“I came from  Puglia,  where the blue of the sea meets the mediterranean light of the sky. Here through time, men have defined the contours of the land by planting olive trees, bounding properties with dry walls, building trullis and masserias in the country, and simple with houses on the coast “

Fat glossary

Saturated fat
increases cholesterol levels and should be eaten minimally. It is found primary in animal products but does show un in tropical plants such as coconut and palm.
Vegan movie theater popcorn is loaded with saturated fat! Most plant-based foods, though, are low in saturated fat

Trans fats (from hydrogenated oil)
This is the chemical processed fat I was talking about. Created by pumping hydrogen into oils to make them shelf stable, these fats mimic saturated fats in their negative health affects. They’ re found in some margarine, peanut butter, and many commercially packaged

The heart-healty fat is found in nuts, avocados, and vegetable oils such as olive and canola. Use in moderation.

Essential nutrints for health; you need these fats the same way you need iron and vitamin D. They’ re found in soybeans, nuts, seeds-especially flaxseed-andsome leafly green vegetables such as kale. Omega 3 and omega 6 fats are this category and have additional health benefits.

Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids
Omega 3 and omega 6 are types of polyunsaturated fat the kind you absolutey have to have for growth, reproduction, healthy, skin, and more. It’s been shown to improve Hdl (good cholesterol) and help to lower high blood pressure.
IT’s also especially important for pregnant women or women who are nursing.
When you hear -Omega 3s you may think of fish, but fish are actually getting their omega 3s from algae, and you can too, in the form of supplements. Algae is not the only souce of Omega 3 s. Flx seed and flax oil, walnuts, and kale are good sources.