Wednesday, 29 September 2010

What to do if a Bear wants to eat you

Apparently stunning them with a large courgette stops them in their tracks . A day after hearing on the news how a woman had fought with a bear in her kitchen with the nearest thing to hand, we got a lethal weapon of our very own.


Mr Bun was given it in the playground when he collected the Buns a few days ago. There was a spot of boyish grins and jokes I think, he called me at work to tell me how enormous it was. It's sat there ever since willing me to think of something glorious to do with it as befits the size of the thing.


I leafed through this book and I got an idea for some of it to become Courgette and Dill pickle. Apparently it's good with cheese and we eat a lot of cheese here so that's one solution. Then I think endless roasted veggies and pasta dishes for a week and that might be the end of our very very large courgette.

17 comments:

  1. Oooh,that is a large one! My Mum used to make us kids a lovely marrow recipe. She cut it in half lengthwise,scooped out the seeds and then stuffed mince..like a bolognese kind of sauce..in the hollow bit, and then baked it in the oven..lovely with buttery mashed potato! :o)

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  2. Wow! I wouldn't know where to begin with it! Love roasted courgette though, the pickle sounds like a really scrummy idea too! Have a super day! xxxxxxxx

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  3. We grew our own this year so we had quite a few to use up. Stir fried veg with noodles was a favourite. :)
    Vivienne x

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  4. Personally, when given these huge monsters I like making Zucchini Spice Cake.

    Give it a try, lovely cake to have with tea.

    Lisa x

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  5. I didn't realise how large it was until I saw it next to your book, so to speak!
    Rachel x

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  6. I made a spag bol recipe which used lots of courgettes and also the rind of a parmesan wedge, which was just thrown in to add extra flavour. It was delicious.
    http://www.cottagesmallholder.com/our-best-bolognaise-sauce-recipe-847

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  7. Boys and there wicked humour!!!

    Any chance of bears where you live??

    Enjoy your massive courgette,

    Nina xxx

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  8. Ah! So they do have other uses - anti-bear devices?

    Try soup & also courgette muffins - delicious!

    Jayne

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  9. That is certainly a large courgette! I also fry it with tomatoes and onions. Yummy. :-)

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  10. Oh I heard that on Chris Evans' show and it made me laugh my head off! Nice to know that you're safe now in the event of a bear visiting you,my dear! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

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  11. lol love that, I have a few weapons in the shape of courgettes here too. Men - they do make you giggle. Apparently courgette muffins are good too.

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  12. My first thought was it must have been a vegetarian Bear :)

    That is a big un isn't it! Looking forward hearing about how tasty your pickle is.

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  13. My friend with an allotment gave us a 'big one' once and my boys gave it a face and limbs and then hid it under the sofa...I found it several weeks later looking like something from Eraserhead!!!!! :)

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  14. Yes, I've heard that Zucchini loaf is delicious.

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  15. Lots and lots of ideas and I'll probably be able to make them all considering the size of it.

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  16. Blimey missus.. I'm biting my lip so hard now as far too many ribald comments whizz around my head... I'll just have to make do with singing the Benny Hill theme tune instead...
    da da daaa daaa da da da, da daaa daaa da da da, da daaa da da da da da daaa x

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  17. Oooh, I gave this book to my daughter in law for Christmas last year. Now I'm going to have to take a notebook with me when we visit next week! And yes, although I haven't made it myself, courgette cake with lemon icing is yummy! Penny x

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