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Day 239/365: The conquest of the squashes: Round 1 [20180827|22:35]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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[Keiki and Humuhumu put themselves into the stocks at Moseley Old Hall.]

My main accomplishment today was turning two gigantic marrows into a large quantity of zucchini bread (and muffins), with Keiki's help, and a vat of this soup.

The soup was hands down the best I've ever made, although due to the size of the marrow I was defeating (2.5 kg) and the bareness of our cupboards after our holidays, I had to make the following modifications.

  • Quantity of potato that should have been used: 1.25 kg. Quantity of potato I actually used: Dunno. The bloke helped the kids dig up part of the crop in our garden. I washed, peeled, and chopped those.
  • Stock cubes: 1 vegetable, 1 herb, 3 beef. Should have been 5 vegetable, but see the part above about the state of our cupboards.
  • Added chives because Keiki picked them.
  • Quantity of extra-mature cheddar in the house: None. Quantity of Cheshire cheese: 200 g. Should have been 250 g according to the recipe, but I used what I had.
  • Time allegedly needed to cook down the courgettes: 5 minutes. Time actually spent cooking down the courgettes until I could get a stick blender into the pot: 12 minutes.


I highly recommend this as a way to use up excess courgette or marrow. Apparently you can freeze it, but at the rate we yummed it up today, I don't think it'll last that long.

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As you can see, the battle against the squash may have been won this weekend, but the war is far from over. Those apples come from a tree that was planted by the ladies who owned this house before us. They have the most incredible flavour. Slightly tart but with a strong, wild-strawberry perfume. After I press post, I shall be going downstairs and eating one.

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[User Picture]From: sight
2018-08-27 21:47 (UTC)

Wow that sounds amazing!!! That looks so good. Yummmm.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-08-28 20:38 (UTC)
The soup is so delicious. I had far too much of it for lunch today. :P
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-08-28 10:43 (UTC)
The soup sounds quite good ... I'll have to print that out when I get home.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-08-28 20:39 (UTC)
It scales up well! If you have a large enough pot, I reckon you could use up several kilos of courgette with it.
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