Monday, February 27, 2012

French Roots

My mom was probably the best cook I've ever known.
That woman could whip up some delicious fare.
We're talkin' from soup to pastries.
I guess it didn't hurt that she is from France,
where food is king.
Now that she is no longer able to prepare meals,
I am so grateful to have a few of her tried-and-true recipes
from my childhood.
This is one.
After sampling last week,
I am glad to say it is "Mimi approved".


Mimi's Ratatouille

2 large eggplant, chopped
3 medium zucchini, chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, diced
1 t salt
2 t Italian herbs
olive oil

Sautee onion and garlic in olive oil 5-7 minutes until fragrant.
Add veggies, and Italian herbs and bring to a boil.
Turn down to a simmer and cook 45 minutes, covered.
Add salt to taste.
Serve over rice, pasta
or with a big hunk of homemade bread.

This recipe would lend itself well to crockpot cooking.
The kicker?
It gets better the longer it sits.



  1. Oh yum, that looks delicious! Isn't it just wonderful to have great family recipes?! :)

  2. Yummy! Got to love it when you get those recipes passed down. They have so much love in them!

  3. This looks delicious! I never cook eggplant and would like to try, so I will definitely have to try this recipe! :)

  4. I love Ratatouille. Will look forward to trying out your recipe this summer when I have all those goodies in my garden. Thanks.

  5. katy-It's a blessing!

    The Bama Gardener-That's a good way to look at it.

    Rosalyn-Hope you enjoy your first eggplant!

    Jane-This would be a perfect addition to your repertoire, as it is vegetarian. Enjoy!

    Heather-You're more than welcome.

  6. Thanks for sharing this recipe on Allergy-Free Wednesday! Gotta love all that fresh produce. Hope you'll join us again this week with another great recipe!

  7. Janelle-Thanks for stopping by!


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