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Summer Garden Ratatouille

2 onions (chopped)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1 bay leaf

Saute in 3 TBSP olive oil about 5 minutes.

1 medium eggplant (chopped)
1 1/2 TBSP fresh basil (chopped; or 2 tsp dried)
1 TBSP fresh rosemary (chopped; or 1 tsp dried)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh marjoram (chopped; or 1/2 tsp dried)

Add, cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until eggplant is soft, about 15-20 minutes.

2 summer squash (chopped)
2 green, orange, or red sweet peppers (cut in strips)
2 cups tomatoes (chopped)

Add and simmer until peppers and squash are tender, about 10 minutes. Serve over pasta or polenta sprinkled with chopped fresh parsley, black olives, or freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

*Taken from Simply in Season.
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We just pick the first handful of Asparagus! Check out this delicious recipe for the upcoming asparagus season!

Easy Asparagus Egg Skillet

½ pound fresh, tender asparagus spears
3 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Shredded cheese

Cut asparagus spears into 1- to 2-inch pieces, discarding tough ends. Heat butter in skillet until melted. Add asparagus pieces and stir-fry 1-2 minutes. Add a tablespoon or two of water, cover and steam for 1 minute. Remove lid and stir-fry until water evaporates. Push asparagus pieces to side of skillet and add beaten egg. Scramble eggs, gradually adding in the asparagus. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, cover, and remove from heat. After about a minute, remove lid and serve.