Ah, February. The season of smoky heat and bushfires (she says, looking dubiously out the window at the pouring rain), of nights too humid for sleep, of days that are long but growing just a little shorter, of children going back to school, of marrows taking over the garden.
I am a terrible gardener, and perhaps this is why I have never managed to succumb to a total zucchini invasion. My zucchini plants grow filmy white on their leaves, and then they shrivel up, and my zucchinis themselves, while delicious, never reach the apocalyptic numbers I dream of, nor the intimidating size one so frequently hears of. I do not find myself building zucchini ziggurats or succumbing to squash samurai, nor am I menaced by marrow marauders or carnivorous courgettes.
Which is a rather sad, really.
So I make up for it by buying way too many zucchini at the markets, so that I, too, can face the challenge of what to do with this abundance. Except that it isn’t a very good challenge, because I have loads of ideas, and nowhere near enough zucchini to do them justice.
I’m sure you do, too.
The February 2015 theme is
Zucchinis and marrows
(Because I can’t possibly be the only person out there who sees a three kilo marrow as a golden opportunity)
For this challenge, I’m looking for recipes, sweet or savoury, that feature zucchinis or marrows as a main ingredient. Zucchini cakes, zucchini bakes, stuffed marrows, squash tacos – whatever takes your fancy.
Recipes can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, the only rule is that they have to be of significant aid to someone facing a zucchini invasion!
Challenge rules can be found at the main challenge page! Don’t forget to add your post to the linky below once you’ve done all the lovely adding of icons and linking back to this page, so that you can get the code for your own blog hop.
So. Give me your squash, your zucchini, your huddled marrows yearning to breathe free (or, more likely, yearning to take over the world), and let’s make this February a festival of zucchini!
NB: As has probably become evident, I’m not good at keeping these challenges going through the year. If you’d like to host this challenge for a month during 2015, please let me know in the comments.