That's the trouble with veggie gardening, isn't it? Unless you are the methodical type who sew a few seeds each week for succession, you tend to get a glut. First of all it was peas - and they freeze very well, so no problem there. Then it was broad beans - and they freeze well. Now it is courgettes (zucchini) and they do not freeze well - they come out a bit like strawberries do - little sloppy messes (pink slugs as Nigella calls frozen strawberries). So - if you have a glut of courgettes here is a lovely recipe I can thoroughly recommend. It is roughly based on one of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's but I have simplified it a bit. Do try it - it is scrumptious!
Courgette Pasta Sauce. Chop up your courgettes and saute them very gently in a mixture of olive oil and butter. Keep the heat gentle so that they almost steam and do not brown at all. Now and again lift the lid and give them a bit of a break up with a fork. Meanwhile cook your pasta. When you are almost ready to eat - stir in some grated cheese (parmesan or gruyere are best but quite often I use up cheese scraps I happen to have) and then, still on the gentle heat, pour in enough single cream (you could use yoghourt) to slacken the mixture to pasta sauce consistency. Pour over the drained pasta - and enjoy.
The runner beans are suddenly covered in lovely red flowers - that means that in a couple of weeks there will be another glut - they freeze well so that's alright - but if anyone has a special way with runner beans I am more than willing to try it.
Haymaking going well - the last cut is being baled as I write - still plenty to do but as rain is forecast for tomorrow the farmer is playing safe and getting it all in before he begins on phase two.
If it does rain tomorrow we shall be off to choose the floor tiles for our wet room - the walls are a fawny/pink and we are almost ready for the floor tiles. Today I have washed all the dust sheets so the worst of the dust is over thank goodness.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.