Harvested from the garden this morning, had to get out there quick before the rain started. It's forecast to go on all day, through the night and into tomorrow - the garden is crying out for rain, it's so dry out there, veg and flowers are suffering and the grass is going brown. We haven't had any significant rain - well, not enough to fill the water butts or do the veggies any good - for weeks.
We are, yet again for another year - inundated with courgettes, we're picking several every day, eating them in some form or other nearly every day, and giving loads away. I think we have 8 or 9 plants.....when I told OH I wanted just 4, 2 green and 2 yellow. Sigh. He does this every year.....I tell him how many I want, he sows 3x as many seeds 'just in case they don't all germinate'. Well, they nearly always all do, and then he can't bear to throw away any healthy plants and wants to plant them all 'in case any die'. Well guess what, they never die! Grrr! Next year I am insisting on just 3 plants, 1 green and 2 yellow, that's sufficient for our needs. And if he surreptitiously plants any more and I find them, I will bloody well pull them up!
However, we will grow more peas and French beans next year, I just love them, and they freeze well, unlike courgettes (unless they're cooked in something).
As well as frying, grilling and roasting the courgettes, we have them a lot in frittatas. I also grate them and use raw in coleslaw or salads, or add to mince dishes. I did try making the courgette cake a couple of years ago, but it didn't really go down well....even husband (who loves cake) wasn't that keen, nor were the couple of unsuspecting guests I tried it on. And I have to say the green flecks in it put me off!
If we didn't live so far off the beaten track, I could sell them at the gate, but we don't have any passing traffic! I think our few neighbours run away now if they see us coming with an armful, tee hee.