Vegetable Gardening 

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To see the totality of the backyard garden we shot two panoramas...

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Sue Decided To Make Ratatouille

Did You Know? - Ratatouille ( rat-ə-TOO-ee ) is a traditional French Provençal stewed vegetable dish, originating in Nice. The full name of the dish is ratatouille niçoise. Ratatouille is usually served as a side dish, but may also be served as a meal on its own (accompanied by pasta, rice or bread). Tomatoes are a key ingredient, with garlic, onions, zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, marjoram, fennel and basil, or bay leaf and thyme, or a mix of green herbs like herbes de Provence. Ratatouille can be eaten for dinner, but is also used in breakfast and lunch settings. There is much debate on how to make a traditional ratatouille. One method is simply to sauté all of the vegetables together. Some cooks, including Julia Child, insist on a layering approach, where the eggplant and the zucchini are sautéed separately, while the tomatoes, onion, garlic and bell peppers are made into a sauce.

Ratatouille ingredients

Ratatouille ingredients
We had some assistance!

Ratatouille ingredients

Ratatouille ingredients
Our onions are beautiful!

Ratatouille ingredients
Most of the squash were picked this morning

Ratatouille ingredients
Sue used white and purple eggplant

Ratatouille ingredients
Multiple colors of bell peppers added to the beauty of the meal

Ratatouille ingredients
Tomatoes galore!

Ratatouille ingredients
Paul seeded them and skinned them using a sharp knife

Ratatouille ingredients
They tasted so fresh!

Ratatouille ingredients
Chop chop chop - cooking the onions

Ratatouille ingredients
First thing is to seed the bell peppers and cut out the caspian

Ratatouille ingredients
Making the bell pepper slices the right size to match the squaash

Ratatouille ingredients
Sue chopped and sliced the squash into precision pieces


Must have fresh herbs from the garden!


The final result....