Courgette and Cheese Tart with Beetroot and Bulgur Wheat Salad

I’ve always struggled to build the right kind of relationship with courgettes. They are so easy to grow provided you have sufficient space. However some late summer they produce so many that it becomes a struggle knowing quite what to do with them all. On a good day I can pick 6 to 8 of…

Pea, Mint and Courgette Soup

For those who grow your own vegetables you are no doubt all too familiar with the late summer glut of courgettes. Here is yet another way of using some of them up. Works well with the larger ones you forget to pick too as you can just simmer off some of the excess water they…

Zucchini Parmigiana

A courgette based version of my Aubergine Parmigiana. Simple to prepare and a tasty way of getting through that glut. 3-4 medium courgettes – sliced 1 onion – finely chopped 1 clove garlic – finely chopped 1x400g tin chopped tomatoes a good wedge of sharp cheese such as cheddar and a ball of mozzarella A…

Courgette and Manchego Tart

Another way to use up some of the daily crop of courgettes. This makes enough tart to serve 4-6 people depending on what you have with it 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 courgettes – sliced 4 eggs 100g or so of manchego – grated shortcrust pastry to line a flan dish – I usually do…