Thursday, 22 July 2010

Finally!

At last I have a home grown courgette, and isn't it a beauty? There is another growing on this plant and my globe courgettes have just begun to put in a little effort! Yaay, I'm so looking forward to the annual glut :) I love moaning about too many courgettes and making all sorts of wonderful dishes. It's more difficult in my household as I'm the only one who really likes courgettes and the others are simply perplexed by this annual game of 'waiting for the courgette'!!! I WILL NOT buy one from the shops, but wait instead for my own season to begin. The same can be said of my affair with spinach, I wait and then fall in a frenzy onto the yummy green leaves including them in anything and everything I cook. The waiting makes the food all the tastier and then as I begin to lose interest and start freezing pots of ratatouille the season is over and I make the pots last as long as possible into the winter. Then the wait begins again, but I won't weaken and buy a Dutch, Spanish or (Gods forbid) South American courgette!

Tonight I made a rissotto and even hubby enjoyed it.


He didn't, however, sample my home made stout. Yeesh, it was strong and not terribly fizzy, but I did get the giggles, so there was definitely alcohol in it! I now have a hankering for some steak and ale pie, served with a generous portion of courgettes :)

11 comments:

Bovey Belle said...

I ended up with 10 courgette plants in the ground as I grew a packetful of seeds, intending to do a car boot sale and sell most!!! Ah well, I shall have a freezer-full at this rate. At present, I am on top of them, but I can see a time . . .

Yarrow said...

Ten is a bit extreme, BB, but your ratatouille is almost legendary now :)

Danielle Barlow said...

We have just reached the 'courgettes coming out of our ears stage!' The children are sick of the sight of them, but I LOVE them :)

Kadeeae said...

Lovely courgette! =)

And home brewed stout!! Card carrying Guinness girl here. I have never attempted a home brew though, BH was looking into doing his own cider maybe we'll have to have duelling brews, lol

Sounds (? looks?? reads??) as if you're feeling better . . . cause for celebration all in itself.

Yarrow said...

Yaay, the stout is a bit rough though, Kadeeae :) I've made apple wine that was a little like cider and it was Heavenly :) Yeah, feeling better thanks.x

Danielle, I've struggled with the dearth of courgettes, but maybe that's all about to change!

a mermaids purse said...

loved that posty it made me giggle! ;0) 'WHAT A WHOPPER!!!!'i love courgettes! oh yes very yum yum in a veggie and sausage hot pot and then mashy on top! ummm very nicey!
your rissotto looked scrummmy!!!!
hope u have a lovely summer hols
;0)xx full of veg!
....the gypsy caravan im staying in is actually my mothers- its really beautiful all hand painted and very traditional...its our way of camping! ;0) all cozied together x hehe x

a mermaids purse said...

ooooh whoops i meant to put thank you for the card publishing link!!
think i got my comments mixed up i am a fairy head hehe ;0)
i will defo try sending a few pics off- was so glad it said u could send photocopies of your art work...Thank you xxxx

Yarrow said...

You do make me laugh Kazzy, I'm going to try that casserole too, yummy :)

thesnailgarden said...

We are well into courgette season here too. They get thrown into casseroles, chillis you name it and then lots of ratatouille for the freezer. My children aren't that keen on them but will happily eat them thinly sliced as a raw salad and made into cakes. thank you for stopping by my blog, best wishes Pj x

Pat said...

Hi, congrats on your garden. I am glad you are enjoying your summer.
Hugs
pat

Kim said...

Oh I miss making beer.... no time, what do I give up. Why oh why aren't there more hours in the day?