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Natasha's ratatouille recipe really hit the spot. Despite my hunger pains, I let the veggies simmer and stew for two hours, as she recommended. And, something at the hour-and-a-half mark just turned the whole diced mess into magic. Admittedly, I didn't have pepper or parsley, nor a bay leaf at hand, and so I was a little worried. I used basil instead and a few bits of rosemary and then cheated by throwing in a tiny, tiny dash of balsamic. I topped a bowl-full off with freshly torn pieces of basil, before savoring it with a crunchy baguette. This is a definite re-do for me.