Friday, August 10, 2012

Ratatouille, meatless dinner night - show and tell...

Summer harvest... can I say more?
Japanese white eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, green Italian peppers, bursting with flavor summer tomatoes, green onions from my garden, fresh mushrooms, fresh basil, fresh parsley...

The food of the Gods!!

Now that I gave you the description above, I can tell you I am beyond angry at the moment!!
After dinner last evening, I sat with a nice glass of wine and proceeded to post the above to my blog.
It was lengthy and heartfelt, coupled with pictures.  I published, walked away to give myself a refill. Came back, there was a comment, I answered, and then, I say, 'AND THEN'... the entire post DISAPPEARED!!  I tried for almost 3 hours to find out where the post went.  Obviously into the great internet sky because the only thing that remains that I can literally control is the post name. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

So if you see "post is not available", I apologize.  I have/had no control over this issue and I'm livid.  Hubby was involved as well trying to see if someone was hacking into my account.  As far as he could tell no one had.  But my work and thoughts are gone!!!  
I will be moving my blog to another server in the near future.  No fears, you do not have to do anything, it's a technical move only.

Meanwhile, I can tell you that I will not be sharing the Ratatouille recipe with you. Everyone makes Ratatouille individually, and there is a plethora of recipes on the internet.  

I will share that I made mine with a good ration of olive oil, garlic, green onions, assorted summer veggies, a couple of tablespoons of chicken stock and a couple of tablespoons of white wine.  This is what the Ratatouille looked like cooked before the cheese.

Now with a good sprinkle of finely grated Parmesan prior to serving.

Who needs anything else right?  A piece of crusty bread and were good to go. Heck, that is my lunch today!!  But it was out of this world delicious over the bowtie pasta with a little more cheese sprinkled on top!!

Even though the picture no longer fits into this post, I still wanted to share with you the beautiful picture of my sage.

Isn't she gorgeous?  

So my friends, I will leave you with the taste of summer bounties fresh in your mind. What type of Ratatouille is your favorite?  What is your favorite summer vegetable?

Till next time!!

Dishin with Didi


  1. Looks FABULOUS Didi! As an involuntary vegetarian, I LOVE meatless dishes! Since I'm not a huge fan of eggplant, Ratatouille has always seemed an illogical thing for me to attempt but I must say yours has me questioning myself!
    Sorry you had such a mess posting. Similar thing happened to me too-- frustrating to say the least. Keep those wonderful dishes coming my friend!

  2. Hi sweetheart!!!
    LOL at "involuntary" she says!! I think hubby has the same idea... that is what last night's post was all about!!

    Now, let me tell you about Japanese eggplant. It has very few if any seeds, and the bitterness is not there like regular eggplant. Ratatouille can be made so many various way's, and eggplant does not have to be in it. That's why I didn't give a recipe. Go explore my culinary wonder friend, and create your genius as I so know you can!!

    Make sure you come back and tell me all about it, you know I love details!!!

  3. Hello Didi, nice to be here, in your lovely blog and thanks for visiting mine :)
    How can someone resist with this beautiful recipe of summer harvest? It's amazing!
    Cheers my friend!

  4. Hello Eri!!
    Welcome to my blog as well, I absolutely love your food, style and pictures!!
    Stin uyeia sou my friend!!