Before I left for my week at Missenden Abbey I left a note... "Please water the veg and pick/use the courgettes" Well, they picked the courgettes...
but this was what met me when I opened the fridge on Friday evening. I kid you not, I've not set up the photo... a packet of bacon, some cartons of orange juice... and 33 courgettes... nothing else!
So it's going to be courgettes every meal until they are all gone. On Friday we had Courgette and Lemon pasta (recipe from Emma... and now a firm family favourite)
Saute a chopped onion with some chopped rosemary in a little olive oil until soft. Add 3-4 sliced courgettes and fry for a further 3-4 minutes. Add the juice of a lemon and a small glass of white wine and simmer until courgettes are soft. Add a couple of tablespoons of creme fraiche and some grated parmesan and serve on linguine with extra parmesan sprinkled on top.
On Saturday it was courgette and rice filo pie from Hugh's Veg Everyday book. Very good served with beans from the garden too.
Tonight they've had a courgette curry...
And as a double whammy there was courgette and lime cake too!
Despite being alarmingly green it tastes rather wonderful... recipe can be found here.
(They are pistachios on the top... not chopped courgettes!)
There will be more... I plan to find a new courgette recipe everyday until they beg me to stop... that'll learn 'em!