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14 years 7 months ago #72372 by reggit
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Would certainly be interesting to keep track of what is available when, too.

I have a horrible feeling all my courgettes are going to appear while we are away so we return to 'attack of the marrow giants' in our garden after new year...[V] darnit, can usually live a month off that as a vege alone!

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14 years 7 months ago #72373 by maggies mum
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I've got a nice stuffed marrow recipe!

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14 years 7 months ago #72376 by reggit
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Hmmm....that book I mentioned has lots of recipes to use up surplus, marrows and pumpkins and tomatoes especially. The author reckoned the only time people in their LSB neighbourhood locked their cars and houses was during courgette time when if they didn't, some 'kind' neighbour would try to offload all their excess produce on them when they still had all their own to eat!

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14 years 7 months ago #72377 by maggies mum
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To be honest I'm not overly keen on marrow, but I don't mind courgettes.

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14 years 7 months ago #72378 by reggit
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Courgettes on bbq with olive oil and garlic and black pepper brushed on them...

Courgettes and tomatoes baked together with olive oil, garlic, black pepper, lemon juice over them...

Courgettes steamed or microwaved with cheese sauce over it...

You get the idea. Scrummy!

Marrows - blahh! I used to have friends who used them as a base for home made baby food, perfect way to dispose of them, but the kids have grown up now and have got enough sense now to refuse to eat it anymore :(

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14 years 7 months ago #72381 by hilldweller

quote:Originally posted by maggies mum

Good idea.

How about in the New Year, then we can put a food diary on each day.

Try it for a week maybe???

I'd be keen for that. I will NOT, however, be eating any marrow [xx(][xx(][xx(]

Tigger if you'd like to meet for a coffee or say hello to my sheep while you're down this way you'd be very welcome.

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14 years 7 months ago #72386 by reggit
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Whereabouts are you, HD?

We're planning to get a rent-a-dent and head down the Caitlins (sp?) and also across to the Peninsula to see all the sights (as well as lots of weed shots which will drive hubby round the bend, I might leave him in town for a day for the sake of our marriage! [}:)])

I don't know that area at all, have only ever been down to Dunedin for one weekend in the middle of winter many years ago and was sick for most of it - had the distinction of fainting halfway through the Olveston House tour [:0]

MM, we'll rely on you to remind us once the Xmas season is over :D.

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14 years 7 months ago #72390 by hilldweller
If you were heading from the city to the Catlins I'd be only a slight detour. Let me see if you have an email address on here....

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14 years 7 months ago #72391 by reggit
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Yep, on my profile :D

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14 years 7 months ago #72393 by hilldweller
Sent.

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14 years 7 months ago #72396 by reggit
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Replied :D

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14 years 7 months ago #72440 by Kiwi303
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You can make marrow wine... for every 5 Kg of blended marrow pulp add 5 litres of water and 1 kg of brewers sugar. add brewers yeast and allow to ferment, siphon off and bottle.

never tried it, but any volunteers out there?

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14 years 7 months ago #73873 by reggit
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Okay, MM, been thinking about this over the Xmas break. My first move will be finally getting out to the berry farm on Morrinsville Road and buying enough assorted berries to freeze for this year's desserts - they are pick your own, $5 per kilogram. Will check opening times and start a thread to see who else local wants to make a morning of it and a coffee at a local cafe to round it off :D

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14 years 7 months ago #73925 by maggies mum
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What we have to think about are certain types of groceries, such as sugar, tea, coffee etc!

What are we going to allow or not???

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14 years 7 months ago #73927 by reggit
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Well, I'm not thinking of what I am not allowed, more where can I source what I need from...so my priorities are local (within 100km), if it can't be found locally then NZ, and then if not, from elsewhere, evaluating as I go whether I can substitute to get what I need closer to home...

Does that sound sensible? Or are you planning to be a bit more hard core, MM?? [}:)]

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