With all the squash
|Crookneck Summer Squash - Seeds from Real Seeds|
and courgettes ripening in our gardens, its time to get the squash recipes out...
|Striata di Napoli - Seeds from Real Seeds|
One of the first things I did when I had my very first courgettes grew in my garden was to lightly fry them with tomatoes and garlic. I thought this tasted absolutely amazing. It was the first time I was eating food I'd grown myself. It was like nectar from the gods!!
Since then, I've discovered roasting vegetables is a wonderful thing to do with vegetables as it brings out the sugars in them.
|Zapallito de Toscana - Seeds from Heritage Seed Library|
One of my favourite veggie roasts is to roast squash with a good slice of mild goats cheese and a sprinkle of chilli powder on top if you like it a bit spicy. Also, I like to roast them in the midst of lots of chopped onion and garlic. Onion has a wonderfully sweet flavour when roasted which compliments squash perfectly. If you are a carnivore, pork and apple sausages from your local butchers or farmers market will compliment the roasted squash and onions perfectly. You could even experiment with a little roasted apple in there too...depends how sweet you like your savoury. Crank the oven up to 40 degrees and in 30-45 minutes (when it all looks nicely browned to your liking) enjoy the fruits of your labours of growing your own!