Yesterday was glorious. The sun was out, the air was crisp and quiet, and a warm breeze rolled across the yard. It truly felt like spring had come. This, of course, means we pulled out the shovel, gardening soil, and cinderblocks so we could build a new planter bed in the back yard. We have no grass anymore, it was spotty at best and would turn into the Dead Marshes straight out of the Two Towers. But I digress, I’ve told you guys that before. Now, with our 4th planter bed alongside our multitude of flower pots, we have a designated growing zone for bell peppers and parsley! After our adventures in horticulture last summer, we finally have a grasp on what grows well here. Tomatoes apparently love it here, because the bushes almost ate me. Zucchini, eggplant, and squash also spread with equal fervor, and the basil was almost a tree. But these particular vegetables of enthusiasm bring something delicious to mind- ratatouille.
This was a request from our dad actually. We were flipping through the DVD case to see what we should watch, and when my Dad saw Ratatouille the Movie, he asked if we could make Remy’s dish. How could we say no to a man who so loves ratatouille in all shapes and forms, baked, pressure cooked, or soup-ified? The recipe is under the cut.
-MJ & K