A quick wander round the polytunnel and veg patch has revealed that is s time for ratatouille:
|Tomatoes are ripening|
|Aubergines are swelling|
|Lots of peppers at last|
|Yellow courgettes - our favourite|
Now I have to confess that I have my own take on this classic recipe and whilst it is not at all traditional it is really easy to make and and we all love it!
Ratatouille à L'Eco-Gites de Lénault
- Tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes, peppers - cut into similar sized pieces
- Onions cut into thin slices and a few garlic cloves if you want
- Sugar, seasoning and herbs
- Bung everything in a roasting tin and drizzle olive oil over the top.
- Add a flat teaspoon of sugar
- Season and add chopped herbs to taste
- Bake at 180ºC/Gas mark 4/360ºF for about an hour until everything is lovely and soft.
|Caterpillar-damaged broccoli seedling|
Finally for anyone wanting to know what the mystery plant was I gave you last week - it was an Indian bean Tree, Catalpa bignonioides. Lovely blossom in early summer is followed by massive bean pods in Autumn.
For more gardening blogs (and possibly a lot more flowers) why not visit the How Does Your Garden Grow linky over at Manneskjur?