I love ratatouille.
The movie..and the edible one..
I made my first one many many years ago..a gleaned recipe from Bon Appétit or Gourmet..and I still follow their lead..
for sure..you need eggplant..and zucchini..and garlic..and tomatoes..and red peppers and green peppers and red onions..chop them up..mix w/ a generous portion of EVOO..salt and pepper (I add red pepper flakes..)and ROAST @ 425F .. 20 minutes.. flip..and then 15..
I then put in a bowl on my counter..let cool and add fresh chopped herbs..mostly basil!
IN a pinch and for added flavor..add Italian seasonings..dry..quality ones..
I adapt this recipe..
later in the day..dinner time..we cook pasta..usually penne.. and I add the ratatouille..and some pasta cooking liquid..and adjust seasonings..adding paremsan cheese..
I could have like 1/4 cup of pasta and all the rest? Ratatouille:)
Have you tried?
Don't expect a pretty plate.. but a delicious one that is certain.
It's Lily time here..and my garlic:)
Maggie is my all time favorite Lily.
No ifs ands or buts about her♥
She's creamy peachy ruffly abundant.
Many are blooming right now..and I cannot say that they each don't catch my eye..in their own individual ways~
I harvested my first garlic bulb..
just a couple of weeks ago..I cut off the scapes..
from that moment..the leaves started to change..as they start to turn brown..keep an eye open..
my friend told me he waits until they are all brown..so although I am tickled pink at the test bulb I harvested..I'll wait now till all the leaves are brown..
and I'll get back to you;)
need I say..another part of my gardens will be reserved for garlic only?
I love watching things grow..you might find that a funny thing to say..but believe it or not..even in a few hours things change in a garden.
Sometimes for the better..sometimes not..
we had a torrential downpour last night.. during the night..my borage.. bye bye..it was..as high as the tomato plants.. 4 feet?
both plants uprooted and down.. Peter ..feels wide open now.
Buried under the borage..sage,thai basil,chives..
Look at all those blooms..hundreds..
and I had big clumps of roses on single branches.. snapped..
C'est la nature.. the earth needed rain..
I'll be pressing the borage blooms..some to see if they will work..they are not flat like pansies..so not sure..I did salvage 2 blooms~
Bessie is happy.