I do not like eggplant and am suspicious of tomatoes that aren’t in a hamburger. But one recent day when he was in town, Mordecai’s dad offered to make ratatouille. From experience, I know to trust his dad with ingredients I dislike (his cole slaw, a dish I don’t eat unless it’s from Long John Silver, is gooooooood, and pretty, he uses purple cabbage), so I went along with the proposed menu. I could smell the eggplant in the ratatouille and was looking forward to eating it. It was delicious! And it’s super easy to make. So here I am, making my own ratatouille with CSA eggplant and tomatoes. What would my 25 year old and younger self say of me now? I don’t know, but I’d tell her, Your life is only getting better, just you wait.