101 Things To Do With A Courgette.
Disclaimer : Before you do , please Don’t . I don’t mean it in that way . And if you are looking for that kind of thing then I would suggest visiting another site entirely . Although I am not sure which one .
Here in the Welsh garden we have got a glut of courgettes ready to be harvested . And I don’t know what the * bleep * to do with them .
Just in case anybody is unfamiliar with what a courgette looks like here , here we are . Said courgettes are shown here growing in situ , in the Welsh garden .
I keep writing cougette , no r . It is making me think of Courtney Cox .
The courgettes are a lot bigger now . They are in danger of taking over the vegetable patch . And beyond . Imminently .
I really do need to Act Now . Before they start crawling their way up the path to the house and start groping under the door with their freaky long tendrills .
Before we know it it we will have an Alien Courgette Invasion on our hands and then where will we be . Hell in a handcart , that’s where , waving an inflatable courgette behind us as we go . And I havn’t been drinking , before you ask . No Weston’s Organic Cider for me today . Sadly .
So . Courgettes . So far we have : eaten some – well , a lot – frozen some – well , a lot , – and toyed with the idea of flogging some on the car boot on Sunday ( just a thought.)
I don’t want to : make chutney .
I may want to : throw them into a bolognaise .
I may want to : put them on a pizza .
I wish that : Someone would give me £10 each , for every courgette . I don’t think that this is going to happen .
I have had a search on line . Said Search threw up several ‘ 101 things to do with a courgette ‘ . Some were a bit unsavoury .
But I also found : a courgette heavy curry on the River Cottage site .
That would take care of 200g of the little f****** .
I shouldn’t really speak like that . It’s Nature’s Bounty . And I love it really , I do .
There was also : Throw Them In A Roast Veg. Mix . Alongside red onions , potatoes , cherry toms and anything else that takes your fancy .
Or : Courgette Souffle , another Fearnley Whittingstall creation , which I have to confess is not exactly setting my tastebuds alight . But that could be because we have already eaten so many of these damn fine courgetty things .
I could , of course , always opt for the ultimate Lazy Gardener approach and just leave them and let them become Marrows . Massive ones . Which can then be stuffed . With Rice . And a few other bits and pieces .
And I was also thinking of something else : A Twitter Giveaway . Maybe I could give away a carrier bag of courgettes to the 100th Re-tweet . What do you think ? Collection might be a problem though . And people may fight over them . Always a possibility .
For some reason I have just thought of Christine Bleakley . There is a picture of her in my trash mag today . Frank wants her to meet Elen . It must be true . This is telling me that my courgette post has sadly come to an end .
I still do not know of 101 things to do with a courgette . So far I know of three .
If anybody knows of any more then I would be very happy to hear from you . Answers on a postcard please .