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 :)