Courgette Flowers, Old Family Recipe and Oxygen, the Song

16 Jul

1   The courgettes are really taking off. I’m so looking forward to being able to harvest some.

Courgette flowers

Courgette flowers

2   Our eldest daughter is with us for a week as she walks some of the coastal path with a friend. She asked if I had any Picnic Pie in the freezer – a staple of walks and picnics for our family for as long as I can remember. This afternoon, I dug out my Granny’s Recipe book, a note book given to her in 1903 and found the recipe for Picnic Pie from 1946 and made one ready for tomorrow’s walk.

Original recipe from 1946

Original recipe from 1946

Picnic Pie

Picnic Pie

3   While we were in London, Claire’s three choirs performed in Carn Marth Quarry near Redruth. Here, you can hear one of the songs, music by Claire Ingleheart and lyrics by Natalie McGrath, written for the play, Oxygen, about the Suffragist March from Lands End to London..   It was filmed by Tina Wheeler, with apologies for the noisy crowd, unruly children, dogs hitting tripod, and the wind.    The tour of the play is coming to an end and it has had brilliant reviews.
Rather belatedly,  I want to thank El Guapo for his delightful post when I asked him for help to put the word out about the play for me.


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13 responses to “Courgette Flowers, Old Family Recipe and Oxygen, the Song

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    July 21, 2013 at 3:34 am

    LOVE the original recipe. You know I love pieces of history. Just to imagine sitting down, writing that…

  2. dhphotosite

    July 17, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    The picnic pie looks delicious!

  3. mixedupmeme

    July 17, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Enjoyed the post and the song! And no apology needed for the background noise. One doesn’t want to see or hear the noise in the theater, but it was natural here.
    What a great post about you from Guapola.

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    July 17, 2013 at 1:40 am

    That picnic pie looks utterly lovely, so flaky and golden 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

    P.S. To prepare for my exams now I won’t be commenting for around 4 weeks – See you in a month my friend 🙂

  5. unexpectedincommonhours

    July 17, 2013 at 12:55 am

    I had to look up the word courgette. 🙂 In the U.S. we call it zucchini. I’m glad yours are doing well. Ours drowned in this summer monsoon weather we’re having. Your picnic pie looks wonderful!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 21, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      We’ve been lucky with the weather so far this summer but a few of the courgettes/zucchini have rotted off anyway since you wrote and i don’t know why. 🙁
      The pie is delicious! 🙂

  6. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    July 16, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    The picnic pie sounds wonderful! I’ve been counting the flowers on my plants too, in anticipation.

  7. Colline

    July 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    The pie looks delicious!

  8. Penny L Howe

    July 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    How absolutely excellent Sally! I have recipes passed down also, and like you and yours, still family favorites! Sounds and looks yummy too! Also the family picnics and walking along the shore! And the finale of those beautiful voices singing a wonderful song with excellent lyrics, so very well done! Thank you, a great post, my friend! 🙂 xx

  9. djdfr

    July 16, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    We took two small courgettes from each plant last night—to encourage them.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 17, 2013 at 7:41 am

      That’s a good idea! We’ll try that! 🙂


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