What to make of the simple courgette!/If you feed it the corpse of a pet/This humble zucchini/Will grow from just teeny/To a dirty great marrow, you bet.
Ha! I see the last foodie post has provoked more comments than all my philosophical and religious ramblings!
You know how I wrote a few weeks ago that everything has its downside? Every thesis its antithesis? Every boom time its credit crunch? Every glut its shortage, and every shortage its glut? Yes, you can indeed have too much of a good thing. Thanks to one and all for the recipe suggestions, but this courgette eater is now heartily sick of courgettes and is lobbing them into the freezer. The courgette and basil soup was the final straw. It was very strong-tasting, as I think I overdid the basil. And the pulpiness of the courgettes gave it a sickening, glutinous consistency - rather reminiscent of wallpaper paste. (It wasn't a patch on my other speciality 'green' soup - spinach - which is really nice.)
The pic shows a courgette that got away (zucchini Houdini?) and was heading towards marrow status until I twisted it off the plant just now. Could this be a marrini or marrette?