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.
June 15, 2022 at 4:09 pm
Great capture of that little beetle! Glad to see you are stuffing your own courgettes!
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! 🙂
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?
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. 🙂
June 14, 2022 at 7:54 pm
Gracias. I shall give it a whirl next season.
June 13, 2022 at 7:44 pm
I love shield bugs – they are so unusual looking little creatures.
June 14, 2022 at 12:23 pm
Me too! 🙂