Beetle, Courgettes and Stuffed Flowers

13 Jun

The lovely Mr S spotted this gorgeous little Shield Beetle on the new fence this morning and called me to take a photo .

We picked our first baby courgettes at the allotment to have in a risotto tonight. 

I have always fancied cooking Stuffed Courgette Flowers so tonight, I looked up a recipe and made some.  They were truly scrumptious. The first and only time we have eaten these was in a posh restaurant in Arizona!.

Tonight’s blog is dedicated to Larrick, the bravest and most positive person I know. It goes winging through the ether to him taking love from us and our Barcelona bunch.


Posted by on June 13, 2022 in allotment


7 responses to “Beetle, Courgettes and Stuffed Flowers

  1. commonprose

    June 15, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    Great capture of that little beetle! Glad to see you are stuffing your own courgettes!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 15, 2022 at 9:06 pm

      Couldn’t remember the name of the restaurant where we first ate the flowers….. Not sure I’ll make a habit of stuffing the flowers – very tricky! 🙂

  2. Ark

    June 14, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    Be a while before my courgettes appear again,( winter almost upon us) but I will mention to my better half about stuffing the flowers. Looks delicious.
    What did you stuff them with if I may ask?

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 14, 2022 at 6:56 pm

      I made a mix of cream cheese, squished garlic, some leftover fried shallot and lots of pepper. Then, rather than deep fry, I fried them in some garlic butter and they were amazing! You have to take out the hard stamen before stuffing. I googled how to do it but made up my own stuffing mix with what I had in. 🙂

      • Ark

        June 14, 2022 at 7:54 pm

        Gracias. I shall give it a whirl next season.

  3. greenbenchramblings

    June 13, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    I love shield bugs – they are so unusual looking little creatures.


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