Saturday, 8 September 2018

Oh no, not another one

Oh yes, more than one actually. This large courgette was destined to be another courgette surprise. First I cut it in half and scooped out the seeds then drizzled it in olive oil and popped it in the oven until it softened.

For the filling I used some Feta and Mature Cheddar cheese and some of the tomatoes from the greenhouse.

Back into the oven it went until all was cooked and starting to brown. We did not eat straight away but come suppertime I put one section under the grill until heated through. Delicious. The other half was whizzed up the next day with some stock and made into soup. 

Our edible back garden feeds us well.

I'm up to the 39th bunch of grapes and there must still be the same number still left on the vine. I eat the grapes for my 'afters' and also another bunch at suppertime.

Today I roasted the flesh of another giant courgette, along with some garlic, onion and tomatoes. Whizzed again and there's enough soup for 2 more days. For tea today I'm making a warm Asian salad and a smaller courgette will find its way into that with runner beans, carrots and spring onion. I'm certainly getting my 5 a day at the moment as our apples and plums are now ready to be munched through.


PS re the coach - I'm one of those 'travel sick' people but the coach we travelled in was nothing like the coaches of my youth. There were foot rests, air-conditioning and very comfortable seats. We also had a coffee/toilet stop on the way.


  1. Great way to use up the large courgettes. That reminds me I had better check mine to see if I have any monsters.xx

  2. I need more than one loo stop! Just hopeless. Yum food there.

  3. That dish with the feta looks scrumptious! We had pond slime soup today ( DH said he wasn’t wanting any)- all yelliw sticker except the broccoli. It was broccoli, onion, spinach,courgette, peas and green beans with a potato to thicken. Funnily enough, after I dished mine, DH managed to consume two bowls of the said pond slime!! There are 9 portions left for the freezer. Yum.

  4. Oooh that looks nice. We are finally getting our garden sorted, adding planting beds ready for next year so hopefully will be eating home grown goodies like you :)

  5. Those are sizeable courgettes - I have just been making meals with ours - I was surprised I had any as they had been neglected through the hot weather.


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