I can’t imagine anything more exciting than cooking straight from the garden. This morning I went out and picked myself some carrots, English spinach, peas, broad beans and snow peas. The first thing that came to my mind was ‘Ratatouille’, (not the cute rat movie) but the French provincial vegetable dish which resembles a stew. In the past, I have made so many different variations of this dish which has always depended on the kinds of vegetables I had in the fridge, but almost always, I like to use seasonal vegetables. Spring brings colour to the plate and this meal is nothing less than absolutely colourful!
You can eat it on its own as a fresh and healthy lunch, or you can serve it up as a side dish alongside meat, rice, mashed potatoes or fish.