autumn colour

September 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm 9 comments

In the garden
In the kitchen
On the plate

making chunky oven-baked ratatouille

1 large red onion, cut into chunks
1 large courgette, cut into chunky pieces
1 large aubergine, cut into chunky pieces
1 red and 1 yellow peppers
450g small tomatoes
4 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
several sprigs fresh herbs (I used oregano)

  • Place all the vegetables into a roasting tray or shallow casserole dish
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper and herb sprigs
  • Drizzle with oil and mix with your hands so they all get coated
  • Cook uncovered for 30-40 minutes, until browned at the edges and tender
  • Serves 4

recipe adapted from Rose Elliot’s ‘Low-GI Vegetarian Cookbook’

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kellee  |  September 19, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    That Dahlia is a gorgeous colour, will have to give the recipe a go, looks nice and easy.

  • 2. Anne Maundrell  |  September 20, 2010 at 11:38 am

    The ratatouille looks so appetizing, I love it done like that and I often add a few olives and capers too once it’s cooked to give a bit of extra zing. What oven temperature do you use?

  • 3. Tom  |  September 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    When do we eat?

  • 4. mangocheeks  |  September 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I’m a bit fussy with my ratatouille. But if it looks as good as yours, i’m willing to give it another try.

  • 5. Nip it in the bud  |  September 21, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Kellee – orange flowers are so cheery. I love ‘turn the oven on and bung it in’ recipes! Enjoy

    Anne – oh I missed it out didn’t I. 200 degrees C. I recipe book suggested 240 degrees but I find things burn when I have my oven that hot!

    Tom – ooops, we scoffed the lot!

    MC – how do you like yours then – with a bit more bite?

  • 6. Bilbo  |  September 21, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Please move to Cumbria so I can come and have supper with you on a regular basis, go on – you know you love it here!!

    • 7. Nip it in the bud  |  September 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm

      Bilbo – please move to Gloucester so we can eat scones on a regular basis!

  • 8. Stephanie Morimoto  |  September 23, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Ooh–I love that dahlia. My mother-in-law is crazy for them; grows a field of them in horse country on the east coast. What kind of dahlia is it?

  • 9. Nip it in the bud  |  September 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    wow a whole field of them would look breathtaking. I bought this dahlia rhizome at the end of the sowing season for a £1. Fabulous return don’t you think :o) Anyway in answer to your question it’s a Semi Cactus Spectacle Orange. Let’s hope it weathers the winter ok to come back in full glory next year


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