There’s nothing at all about a Romeo in this post.
After all, the only tall, dark and handsome man around here is this one:
But I couldn’t resist. And there is a julienne.
I saw on a blog somewhere (can’t remember which one, sorry!) that someone had been using a julienne peeler to make vegetable noodles. Intrigued, I looked on eBay and found one for the princely sum of £1.70, including delivery.
Then I scored this bad boy, out of my dad’s garden:
I set to with my julienne on the howge courgette and was very impressed. The cheeky teeth on it work a treat:
I blanched my “noodles” briefly in boiling water and added green pesto and cheese, as well as some mushrooms sauted with garlic:
Looks revolting, I know but trust me… very, very nice; I much prefer the flavour of the courgette to normal spaghetti and am now eyeing up a butternut squash for my next bowl of noodles…
Other random deliciousness from this week also involves one of those giant courgettes:
My mum made an outstanding ratatouille from my dad’s courgette, onion, aubergine and tomatoes, with garlic, olive oil, coriander seed and bay leaves the other night. It’s usually her baking I can’t keep my hands off but I was picking bits of this every time I walked past the oven… I ended up taking a boxful home and grating cheese on the top for a plateful of vegetable heaven.
It’s a simple recipe too so I’m going to have to use the rest of my yellow courgette to make my own, as well as more noodles of course, and am thinking a more wintery version, with butternut and sweet potato, should also be on the cards… with goats’ cheese on top too… *drool*
And talking of winter… 3C this morning – and dark when I woke up. Not impressed
I’ll have to re-read the jokes left on my last post to cheer me up, they were brilliant and right up my street! If you haven’t left one, to enter my Jordans giveaway, you’ve got till Saturday.