Gransnet forums


What the flip do I do with these things?

(41 Posts)
jinglbellsfrocks Fri 02-Oct-15 18:31:20

Just back from a short break in Wales in a holiday cottage. The "welcome pack" was a small harvest festival handful of scuzzy organic looking garden produce, amongs which are three things which resemble short plump cucumbers, but are bright yellow. I suppose they are "guords", which I thought were used only as decoration around your fireside log box. confused

Do you cook the things? Are they worth doing it, if yes?

Thank you.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 02-Oct-15 18:32:15

Oh, and how? Please. smile

Anne58 Fri 02-Oct-15 18:39:15

could they be yellow courgettes?

Alea Fri 02-Oct-15 18:39:27

Do they come with batteries?gringrin

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 02-Oct-15 18:47:35

grin I don't think they've got batteries. Might be more fun if they had! grin

Can you get yellow courgettes? I don't like courgettes! Sod! hmm

loopylou Fri 02-Oct-15 18:49:19

grin Alea

Yellow courgettes, some are spherical, others are longer.

Ana Fri 02-Oct-15 18:58:42

Do you mean to say you actually brought them back with you, jingl? grin

MamaCaz Fri 02-Oct-15 19:00:43

Courgettes was my first thought, too. I didn't think I liked them until I started to grow them, but it's amazing what you start to eat - and enjoy - when it's come from your own garden or allotment.

Last weekend I fried some slices of courgette then used them as layers between other layers of a bolognaise-style mixture, and others of potato, the whole lot then topped off with a cheese sauce (a bit like a moussaka). Mmmm ...

shysal Fri 02-Oct-15 19:02:18

Alea grin

loopylou Fri 02-Oct-15 19:17:57

Cheese and courgette muffins are delicious too

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 02-Oct-15 19:24:30

Alea googled this picture didn't you?! shock

I am so disappointed. I thought they might be something really nice. I might try a recipe or bin 'em hmm

Envious Fri 02-Oct-15 19:37:36

Zucchini grin

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 02-Oct-15 19:46:04


jinglbellsfrocks Fri 02-Oct-15 19:47:53

Why does that make me think of "Charlottes Web" Or A"ACricket in Times Square"? confused

MiniMouse Fri 02-Oct-15 19:48:50

Bless you! wink

Envious Fri 02-Oct-15 19:55:55

Courgettes are zucchini in my world. smile

hildajenniJ Fri 02-Oct-15 20:11:15

Yep, they sound like courgettes to me too. My DH grew a yellow variety last year. Shorter and stubbier, and a bit knobblier than the green ones, but they tasted just as nice. Make a courgette came with them, yummy.

hildajenniJ Fri 02-Oct-15 20:11:58

Cake!!! why does it do that!

Indinana Fri 02-Oct-15 20:46:22

Courgette chutney! I've used this recipe several times. Lovely in a sandwich with cheese.

thatbags Fri 02-Oct-15 20:53:53

I have a chocolate courgette cake recipe if you're interested, jings. It's very good.

thatbags Fri 02-Oct-15 20:56:00

It's here.

MamaCaz Fri 02-Oct-15 20:58:50

Carrot, courgette and orange cake. Yummy! It won a first prize in my village produce show this year too smile

That's the basic recipe, though I have adapted it a bit for my own use!

You don't actually taste the courgette, but it makes such a lovely moist cake. Great with an orange mascarpone filling too.

rosequartz Fri 02-Oct-15 22:45:21

Courgette cake! Filled with lime curd and with a cream cheese and lime topping!
(You could have dropped them off at my house on your way back home grin

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 02-Oct-15 22:47:18

* bags you put that recipe up four years ago! When you were Baggy. That must have been just after Baggythecrust and just before Thatbags and Bagitha.

Ahh! smile

I'm not grating courgettes for anybody Thank you for the recipe. smile

rosequartz Fri 02-Oct-15 22:53:44

Fry some onions and garlic in butter healthy oil, add courgettes cut into chunks, fry until golden, add chopped tomatoes, put into a baking dish, add salt and pepper, top with grated cheese and bake.
Serve with crusty bread
Very tasty.