It’s harvest time and everyone has a huge amount of courgettes. Last year we hardly had any! This year if you mention the word courgette, friends and neighbours widen their eyes and step back in horror with a shake of the head and a quick “Non!” Friends have even taken to arriving for aperos clutching a selection of courgettes or courgette apero cakes – even better!
One lovely friend had too many tomatoes and bought a big bag along to a party. I love tomatoes so it was a great present for me.
The freezer is full of courgettes and runner beans, haricots espagnole and a variety of different soups.
Our vine hasn’t given us so many grapes as usual but they are sweet and juicy. We have turned them into juice and are eating the rest.
We will just have to get inventive with the courgette recipes. There’s ratatouille, chutney, soup, braised, grilled, roast, stuffed, pureed, shredded, salad, cakes and bread.
Any other ideas?