I have just remembered too that Henry had 'Billy Marrow' that he was very attached to when he was about five. I have a photograph of him somewhere grinning from ear to ear proudly holding his 'Billy Marrow'. Billy Marrow had a little face scratched into his skin and got treated like a playmate for about a week. (What a funny family I have proudly created)!
Today I felt an urgency to do something with all these courgettes. It is a shame to grow them and then waste them. I googled a few ideas...I found this recipe for 'Courgette and Cheese Bread from 'Pebble Soup Blog'
It hardly made a dent in my courgette glut. Last night saw the return of 'The Great British Bake Off' on tv. I think it went to my head a bit. One inspirational young baker got very creative and he made a 'Pear and Parsnip Upside Down Cake'. I took a leaf out of his book and got creative. I made Courgette Cake with Chocolate, Chilli and Nuts!
Then for my third 'Courgette' creation of the day I made 'Sweet and Sour Pickled Courgette'. I have made this before and it is rather tasty on sandwiches, or with cheese, salads and cold meats.
I thoroughly enjoyed my 'rainy day' baking in the kitchen...but I have just had a thought, all that rain will have made more courgettes grow and swell to an enormous size. Gahhh! I need another Sausage Dog!