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Post: # 2689Post Andy Hamilton
Fri May 06, 2005 2:52 pm

I prefer courgettes to marrows, much more versitile the courgette raw in a salad is nice.

I think you are right Nev zuccini's and courgettes/marrows are the same thing. A courgette is a baby marrow and over there don't you call both marrow's and courgettes zuccini's?

Here is a good recipe for them........
and an article about them http://www.selfsufficientish.com/marrow.htm

Courgette, Tomato and Basil Tart

Serves 2-3


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125g (4.5oz) ready-made shortcrust pastry
1 courgettes, sliced diagonally
half tbsp olive oil
150g (6oz) cooked new potatoes, sliced
250g (9oz) tomatoes, sliced
50g (2oz) gruyère cheese, grated
handful of basil leaves
2 eggs
100ml (3.5fl oz) crème fraîche
75ml (1/8pt) milk
2tbsp grated parmesan


Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Roll out the pastry to a 30cm (12in) round and use it to line a 20-23cm (8-9in) deepish loose-based tart tin.
Allow the pastry to hang over the edge of the tin and only trim if it overhangs the tin too much. If you have the time, chill the pastry for 20 minutes.
Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the paper and beans and bake for a further 5 minutes until the pastry is pale golden. Reduce the temperature to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
Lightly brush the courgette slices with oil and season. Griddle or fry in a non-stick frying pan until lightly browned on each side.
Remove from the pan to cool. Layer half the potatoes, courgettes and tomatoes in the pastry case, season between layers and sprinkle a little gruyère and a few basil leaves. Repeat, finishing with a layer of tomatoes.
Beat together the eggs, crème fraîche and milk. Season, then stir in the remaining gruyère and half the parmesan.
Pour this over the filling and sprinkle with the rest of the parmesan.
Bake for 35-45 minutes, until golden and firm to the touch. Scatter with the remaining basil. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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Post: # 2724Post Wombat
Sat May 07, 2005 12:43 am

Yeah, mate, I thought that was the go, but with Gill asking for marrow seeds I thought that maybe there was something different there.

In the US the pumpkins they grow are different to here in Aus and the Queensland Blue pumpkin has been taking off over there in some areas as an eating pumpkin rather than stock food. I thopught that maybe there was something like that going on here! :mrgreen:

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Post: # 4777Post catalyst
Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:43 pm

yes, but marrows keep through the winter
unfortunately if you leave your courgettes to grow into marrows, they stop producing new fruit

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Post: # 6745Post gunners71uk
Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:50 pm

a marrow stuffed with fish and sweetcorn in a strong cheese sauce is nice thank goodness for cocktail sticks !!!!!!!!!

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