Despite everything in the garden this year I've been lucky enough to find myself with a glut of courgettes.
Some people find them difficult to grow but I find them quite forgiving of my neglectful style of gardening.
I've been cooking up recipes that have become old favourites like courgette relish.
This year I only made half a batch but still used a full red pepper which may have been a mistake as the colouring is slightly brown in comparison to the usually vivid green relish. It still tastes good, though.
A big batch of courgette soup has been added to the freezer. In previous years I have written about replacing the cream with milk but these days I tend not to bother with either. Sometimes I don't add potato, either. The courgettes make a tasty soup with a nice consistency without a lot of extras, I find, and I love having a stock of soup in the freezer ready to pull out and heat up on a cold Winters (or any other) day.
Cameron likes to eat his topped with cheese so that it goes all melty in the hot soup, I prefer mine with lashings of red and black pepper.
Courgette quiche, courgette curry, courgettes in everything from bolognese and lasagne to chilli and stir fries - we're eating a lot of courgettes right now! I've even been swapping them with my neighbour as she has lots of cauliflowers.
Next on my list to try is this recipe for Courgette and Lancashire Cheese Crumble that a twitter friend recommended a couple of years ago. I'm also thinking about courgette cake - do you have a tried and tested recipe to share?
What's your favourite way to eat courgettes?