Oven Roasted Ratatouille

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Enjoy the flavors of summer eggplant and squash in this easy oven-roasted ratatouille.   I’m a lifelong francophile. I’ve loved French culture since I was about five years old. I studied French literature in college, just because really, since there are few “practical” reasons for majoring in French literature. I had the amazing opportunity — […]

Roasting Vegetables for Soups, Sauces, and Beyond

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Last weekend when I cleaned out the refrigerator, I found out how very many vegetables I had that needed attention. I decided that the best course of action was to roast them and make a sauce out of them. I did this last summer when I became overwhelmed with eggplants, yellow squash, and zucchini. Then […]

Mixed Grilled Vegetables

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Mixed Grilled Vegetables take on a smoky, earthiness when cooked over an open flame. They are an easy and delicious accompaniment to grilled meats. I love to cook food out on the grill. Not only does it (usually) require that my husband do the cooking and not me, but the act of cooking the food over […]

Roasted Vegetable Soup with Fresh Oregano

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Years ago when my husband and I were visiting friends in France, they had to step out for a few hours, promising to be home for dinner. We encountered a little culture clash when six o’clock, our dinner time, rolled around and they weren’t home. Somehow we forgot that French diner is quite different than […]

Vegetable Bolognese with Eggplant, Peppers, and Zucchini

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Our CSA adventure continues. Most of the items in our weekly produce box have been old standards: lettuce, avocados, tomatoes, apples, oranges, etc. One recent newcomer to our box was the eggplant. I’d cooked eggplant before, but it had been years. And most of my kids certainly had never tasted it. I knew it wasn’t […]