Little Green Courgette

(I think that perhaps Prince ought to write a song with this as the title. Hmmm…)

So to accompany the other types of squash that have begun to appear (see previous post), I’ve some courgettes (or zucchini) coming along nicely. It seems I have two plants of these this year (with a bit of leaf mould infection that I ought to see to), and so in the next few weeks I should have some nice additions to various meals…

Still to be unveiled are some Mystery Squash plants that I put into the soil a bit late. I grew them from some seeds that I’d kept from last year that might be this fantastic squash I’d got from the market, but could well be just butternut squash if I’d mixed up the seeds. Either way I win since I like butternuts, but….

-cvj

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7 Responses to Little Green Courgette

  1. Ele Munjeli says:

    you know, one of my favorite recipes for zucchini is zucchini crusted pizza. You grate one of the squash with a beaten egg, cumin, salt, and press it onto an oiled pizza pan, then quick brown it for a few minutes in the oven. Then top it with pizza sauce, mozzarella, and toppings and throw it in again until the cheese is bubbly. Oh, this is delish. The pie is lighter than your usual pizza, and gluten free (my sister)! But you are lucky if you get the squash, because I would gobble the flowers stuffed with goat cheese, tempura fried, and a nice glass of Chablis.

  2. Carol Johnson says:

    Wow!! Could it be the most beautiful thing in your garden – could it be? Here’s hoping the surprise seed yields a wonderful surprise. cmj+

  3. Amy says:

    Ele, that pizza sounds SO GOOD!

  4. Mary Cole says:

    Ele, that sounds fabulous! And perfect for my family. (Lots of courgettes growing in our garden, oldest son on gluten free diet.)

  5. Ele Munjeli says:

    🙂

    With this as with Chayote (Christophene) you can salt it a bit and squeeze out the liquid 20 minutes later, sometimes it helps it stick together better if the squash is very watery.

  6. Amy says:

    I tried the zucchini pizza crust last night, and it was really great! Besides the tomato sauce and mozzarella, it topped it with prosciutto and fresh basil leaves! Yum.

  7. Ele Munjeli says:

    ULTRA-YUM! Proscuitto makes everything better! Of course, the other thing one must do with zucchini is zucchini bread. One of my friends said it’s what to bake if you want to sell your house. The smell of it baking is so delicious it will seduce anyone in the vicinity.