I love Fall.
There is a certain crispness to the evening air and
the foliage starts showing off some lovely colors.
To me it also means soups and stews, maybe some chili.
I love Fall cooking.
I turn to different spices and flavor profiles and
it's a welcome change from the lighter, less hearty Summer fare that we usually consume.
I was given the most wonderful basket of fresh vegetables from a friend last week,
and having some beautiful ripe tomatoes from my own garden,
my thoughts instantly turned to a ratatouille.
I was inspired by this recipe from Food & Wine.
I made a few changes, like the addition of fresh thyme to the goat cheese butter and
some allspice to the ratatouille.
The results...a wonderful Fall meal.
The gentle saute brought out the natural sweetness of the vegetables and
the allspice added a certain warmth to each bite.
The sapid goat cheese was a perfect match to contrast the vegetables.
It was a simple, colorful meal, accompanied with a glass of wine.
As we sat in the backyard with the sun going down, it just felt like the
ideal marriage to the crisp Fall evening.
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