By Ellen Probert Williamson
Vegetable gardens can be exciting to watch and tend while we look forward to future edible products as the great reward.
They can be even more interesting when you consider the history of some of our everyday foods. Take eggplants, for instance.
The people of the eastern Mediterranean regions eat lots of vegetables. They are especially fond of the so-called “fruit vegetables” — eggplant, zucchini and cucumbers.