It's such a common dilemma that someone has written a book about it: What Will I Do With All These Courgettes?
These little beauties - some of the first of this year's inevitable glut - were simply sauted in some very good olive oil along with some mushrooms and a generous sprinkling of cracked pepper. Their freshness was the key to making such a simple vegetable into a delicious dish.
The thing is, I love squash plants. They're so vigorous - it's like something from Little Shop of Horrors down at my allotment at the moment. And I love the sheer variety of the squash family, from these little summer courgettes to the tough skin of the atlantic giant pumpkin.
I always end up with way too many plants. I haven't counted, but I probably have at least 15 (summer and winter). For a household of two. A glut? More like an avalanche.
So I need your help, readers. I don't want to buy the book above - my bookshelves are groaning with vegetable growing books already - so tell me your most imaginative use for a courgette.