Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ratatouille

Well, at least the ingredients for it. We have eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, and peppers in the garden this year and they're doing fine. We've had better years, we've had worse years. Ken's planning to make a real ratatouille today for lunch.

Aubergines, what we call eggplant, on the vine.

This year is the first year in many that our eggplant have worked. For three reasons, I think. First, we bought plants from a local grower rather than planting seeds. Second, we raised the seedlings in the heat of the greenhouse tent. Third, the summer has been hot.

Green bell peppers, still growing, still green. I want them to turn red before I harvest them.

The peppers are the same. Bought, greenhouse, hot weather. Although we aren't harvesting them yet. I want them to go red, so they need more time.

Tomatoes turning red on the vine. I've stopped watering them to encourage ripe and tasty fruit.

The tomatoes are late, but they're starting to ripen and we've been enjoying them for about a week now. It will be interesting to see how many we get, and how much tomato sauce we can make. It usually turns out to be a lot.

4 comments:

  1. Eggplant. While I love it, it does not like my garden. This year I was lucky to tend a friend's garden, and the eggplants love her plot. So, we were rich in 'em, until she returned. Just ate the last of the babaganoush.... Your garden is always such an inspiration.

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  2. Congrats on a great, and I trust tasty, garden.

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  3. Save some in your freezer in case I drop by next summer :) I am determined to make a trip to France next June.

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  4. christine, oh, babaganoush sounds good! We often do a variation using zucchini instead of eggplant since we always seem to have more zukes than anything else.

    stuart, tasty, indeed! Thanks.

    judy, cool! Are you planning a swing through the Loire Valley?

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