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Big_Laugh  Laughing at your memory quote!  OK, you bullies, you've persuaded me to grow the courgettes,  I quite like them raw so marinated would be even better.  I did put one in my Duck Soup the other day, julienned rather than sliced.  I'm not fond of cheese and can't see the point of Mozzarella so would use your suggestion of pine nuts.  I have Wild Rocket growing in the garden so could use that.

I'll try that again!

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WellDone TA - you know it makes sense           Big_Laugh  Big_Laugh

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Mon 19-Apr-10
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You're right, it would be sinful to let the seeds go to waste. Thumbs_Down  They do take up a large area of the garden though so perhaps I'll sow just two seeds..

I'll try that again!

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If you are not too keen, then two plants will give you plenty of courgettes for you to experiment with.

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More than enough I'd say Danuta.  Though there will, of course, be the lovely flowers to stuff as well.  It's many years since I grew them, I'm getting quite excited now. Roll_Eyes

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Oh the power of persuasion.  Wink

My favourite courgette dish is Kizartma – in fact this was what convinced me from a childhood hatred of both those and aubergines that they could be nice and didn't need to be slimy revolting things when cooked.  Angry

Peel courgettes, peel aubergine. Chop capsicum pepper into bite size chunks. Fry all off; do this separately as they all take different times. You want a little bit of colour to them, but not too much. Drain and chuck them all together into a container and let cool. Refrigerate overnight. Drain off any more oil that's seeped out and mix with plain yoghurt (the chef that gave me the recipe says homemade as the shop stuff's the wrong consistency apparently!) Season to taste with minced garlic and salt then chill – you have Kizartma; a turkish salad dish which translates literally as 'frying'. Keep refrigerated.

This is really gorgeous and a great dish to have at BBQ's etc.

Otherwise what I'm doing with any surplus seeds this year is donating them to a friend whose workplace is starting a veg garden collective.  Gardening is the one thing I do get a bit evangelical about.  Wink

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Yes, I don't need a lot of persuasion do I?  I like the sound of that recipe, I adore aubergines and garlic.  Not too keen on yoghurt so I'm not going to be making home-made.  That's a good idea about sharing surplus seeds, I could donate any that I don't use if you like?

I'll try that again!

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Ruth, that does sound good - might give that a go.

Perhaps the Greek yogurt might have the 'right' consistency - it is that little bit thicker (mmm, and delicious...)

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I've never made my own yoghurt before either.  Greek stuff will be fine.  That was just his opinion!  Big_Laugh

Toffeeapple, that's most generous of you.  Star All donations gratefully accepted - thank you!  Big_Hug

Tue 20-Apr-10
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It's a pleasure, PM me with your address in a week or so, I should have sown all that I need by then.

I'll try that again!

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We are SO behind the times. Our BBC seeds finally arrived only this morning. A decent assortment, it must be said.

Later, Fiona made a massive discovery.

"I have realised why watering the seedlings and plants every day takes me so long. Today I counted them. We have over 1,500."

The Day Of The Triffids approaches in East Anglia, methinks.

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Ah, you will have been served last because you are furthest east. Possibly.  (a little hint of Alan Benentt's Miss Shepherd

Um.  I never say that in real life, it just seems appropriate when contemplating 1500 seedlings.  I was wondering what I'll so when the seeds arrive from the Real Seed Company.WhistleWhistle

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Danny said:

The Day Of The Triffids approaches in East Anglia, methinks.


That made me chortle....oh the images that popped into my head. Well done old chap, here have some Medicine

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My seeds from dig it arrived yesterday Heidi has taken the week off some im going to plant all my hidden packets of seedsDevilBig_Laugh

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You little devil Fian0!

I'll try that again!

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