Mid May Panoramas, June Results, Mid-June Photos
To see the totality of the backyard garden we shot two panoramas...
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.
We had some assistance!
Our onions are beautiful!
Most of the squash were picked this morning
Sue used white and purple eggplant
Multiple colors of bell peppers added to the beauty of the meal
Paul seeded them and skinned them using a sharp knife
They tasted so fresh!
Chop chop chop - cooking the onions
First thing is to seed the bell peppers and cut out the caspian
Making the bell pepper slices the right size to match the squaash
Sue chopped and sliced the squash into precision pieces
Must have fresh herbs from the garden!
The final result....