Hooray I’ve at least found the cable that connects my camera phone to my laptop! This photo was taken a few days ago, I since have far more courgettes growing but what stopped me in my tracks when I walked past my courgette plant on this particular day, was this great monstrous beauty.
I’m so used to seeing courgette flowers, if I see them at all, in the twisted form you get at the end of courgettes, I hadn’t realised quite how big and how yellow a courgette flower is.
A blast from the past for lunch today, when Girl Lacer was a baby I used to make her Popeye Pasta from one of the Annabel Karmel books, it wasn’t her most absolute favourite, but I loved it, for such a simple dish it smells delicious and tastes pretty good to.
I couldn’t find the recipe book (although I still have it somewhere), so I made the recipe from memory, here it is roughly
To feed one hungry adult and one fussy little boy
- About as many spinach leaves as you can decently pick from your vainly trying to still hang in there spinach patch (amazingly since making spinach soup, during which I’d thought I’d pretty much decimated my spinach patch, there has been some new growth) – so about one handful but you could add a lot more for a more greener sauce.
- Half a standard sized tub of Philadelphia
- Half clove of garlic – grated
Whilst your pasta is cooking, wilt your spinach in a little bit of water, this should take about three minutes. At this point I should have thrown in my garlic, but the garlic was a last minute inspiration – and I’m pretty sure not in the original recipe.
Just before your pasta is about to finish cooking, take your drained spinach and the half a tub of Philadelphia and (in my case your raw garlic) and whizz together in a blender or food processor.
Mix the sauce through your freshly drained pasta, letting the heat from the pasta warm up your sauce.
It’s really nice served with sprinkling of parmesan or if you’re out of parmesan, finely grated cheddar cheese
Sorry for no photo, suffering from the complete loss of appropriate leads here.