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3D glasses made from Sweetie Wrappers and Lemon and Courgette Drizzle Cake Recipe

jazz handsOne of my husband’s customers gave us a box of wrapped Chocolate sweets(any guesses which ones) and rather than throwing the wrappers away, we kept them for a couple of days and made our very own 3D glasses today.  They might not actually work,  in fact I think that they impair vision slightly, but today they kept my girls quiet for ages making and decorating them!

I then made a quick cake this evening whilst the oven was on for making dinner, it’s another Lemon and Courgette Drizzle cake, but this one doesn’t have Yogurt in like the other.  Mainly because I didn’t have any yogurt in the fridge needing using up! lemon and courgette drizzle

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The Yellow Courgette Revolution

You heard it here…. Yellow Courgettes are the way forward.   I realised this yesterday as my girlies were tucking into Courgette Muffins without a qualm!  Not only can you spot them quicker than green ones growing on the vine so they are less likely to be missed when you’re picking them (and therefore they are less likely to turn into marrows under your very eyes), but also it means that there aren’t funny green bits in your cake.

courgette pile

I tried a new recipe yesterday, and ate it today, so have popped it up on here – thanks to an old school friend, Becky, via Facebook .  So please have a little look at this new recipe,    Lime and Courgette Cake.   I didn’t actually have any Limes,  so I made it as a 10 ” tray bake and just popped the yummy soft cheese icing on the top.

I was on a bit of a roll as I had some more courgettes (there’s always more courgettes) … so I made some of Annabel Karmel’s Courgette Muffins.  I was having a bit of a job cooking it as I was having to convert the recipe into ounces and was flitting between the recipe and the conversion chart on her page, so I’ve typed it up on here for those of you like me.

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It’s started….

allotment haulWell, you turn your back on your allotment for 3 days whilst your friend gets married and another has her 40th birthday party, and the courgettes take over the world!

Am now going back through all my recipes on here and seeing what would be a nice thing to make next!

Courgette Bread & Tomato and Courgette Soup may well be on the table tomorrow evening.

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New recipes!

courgette bake

It’s got to that time of year again where I have vegetables and soft fruits coming out of my ears, so I            have just popped a couple of new recipes up on here.

One to make a yummy Blackcurrant and Rhubarb Jam, and jam                the other for a Gluten free Courgette Slice.

Enjoy.

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False Jam recipe advertising?

For the record.

Jam!

I saw something on the beeb website last night, and it seemed that I had wrongly been saying that I’m giving you ‘Jam’ Recipes!  It seems that there is an official definition for what is too much, or too little sugar to call something a jam.     On second reading it seems that you cannot sue me for false advertising as the natural fruit sugars are calculated within the percentages…. phew!   Most of the jam that I make is equal fruit to added sugar weight, so I can in fact call it jam! Phew.

On another note – only 4 courgettes today!

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2 new Courgette Recipes for you – Courgette and Lemon Drizzle Cake & Tomato and Courgette Soup

We popped to the allotment yesterday to dig up some more new potatoes, prune the cherry tree, pull some beetroot, and ….. you’ve guessed it, pick some courgettes!   Only 6 yesterday, so it seems to be slowing down a little.

In a flurry of inspiration today and a little experimentation, Courgette and Lemon Drizzle Cake was made and swiftly followed by Tomato and Courgette Soup.

We had to make a second Courgette and Lemon Drizzle cake as the first one was snuffled down pretty quickly by some lovely friends.   The second one was only partially eaten straight away, and I don’t think tastes quite as nice the next day (but then I am a bit of a perfectionist – those who shared it with us seemed to like it ).   And all of our family loved the soup that was made by my husband and eldest daughter – they should get the credit for making it after my whimsical suggestion that we could use up some more courgette in it!!

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Courgette Glut saga continues

Having not been to the allotment for a few days as I’d been visiting my best friend from YEARS ago, we just went to the allotment and picked up a further 10 courgettes of varying sizes from the allotment.  That’s to top up the 8 that are already in the fridge!! Since I’ve got back, I’ve made the Courgette and Raisin Muffins and Courgette Bread Rolls, but I split it up into 15 round rolls, popped them on to a full size baking tray, and they are cooking away as I type.   I’ll have to take a few of them to church tomorrow to share the blessing, and then make some chutney next week!

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