A GLORIOUS GLUT…
|ALL PHOTOS: SOPHIA HOME|
In spite of great intentions each year to reign in my over the top planting schedule, I always seem to grow enough vegetables to feed an army….but hey…all the more to share with family and friends!
My 'glorious glut' at the moment, like many over enthusiastic gardeners, is an abundance of delicious courgettes (or 'zucchini' as my American readers would say). Thank goodness we have a house full to feed this weekend!
Both yellow and green….
I am having to challenge myself and put my mind to a variety of ways to use them up!
Roasted in the oven or grilled on the barbecue and then topped with mint and feta cheese is a favourite….along with this delicious creamy courgette and basil soup, which is equally good served chilled or warm.
Simply fry onions, garlic, chilli and courgettes and cover with chicken or vegetable stock and simmer until tender. Add a large handful of fresh basil and salt and pepper. Whizz up in a blender and add a dash of cream and a freshly grated parmesan….easy and so delicious!
Do you have any top tips and recipes for courgettes? I am need of some further inspiration!
Wishing you all a very happy weekend….