Lost In Limoges

From the sheep-dotted pastures of France's underpopulated Southwest, Limoges rises in all its grey glory. The city's claim to fame: fine porcelain. The half-timbered houses of the Medieval center are surrounded by strip malls and McDo. Land-hungry Brits descend with flailing pocketbooks (thanks, RyanAir). The weather is remarkably cool year-round. Sure, I live on rue de Nice, but this is NOT the Cote d'Azur. Welcome to Limoges, "the middle of nowhere"-- or as Pierre says "everywhere"-- France.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Crazy about Courgettes

We are drowning in zucchinis. Sunny days and cool, rainy nights have created the prime conditions for zucchini plants to grow out-of-control, spreading their leaves across the garden and sprouting the largest zucchinis I have ever seen. The cat piss can't even slow them down. Lucky us. We are eating them as fast as we can (lunch and dinner for MW), and there are still more to pick. I've tried sauteeing them in butter, slicing them with caramelized onions and ham, melting cheese on the top. I'm running out of ideas, desperate for recipes. Anyone, anyone?


  • At 10:27 PM, Blogger Pierre said…

    You should try to make a "zuchini ice cream"...

  • At 6:09 PM, Blogger MWN said…

    I tried zucchini bread and it was a disaster.

  • At 12:29 PM, Anonymous tcheni said…


    Stumbling on your blog and reading a few posts, I guess this one is the one on which I can add something!

    What about some courgettes farcies?

    You cut the courgette in two parts, excavate each and stuff them.
    The stuff can be made with sausage (chair à saucisse actually) and/or beef, onions, tomatoes, garlic and an egg, added to what you have removed from the courgette. You can also put it the veggie way, replacing meat with cheese (ricotta, fresh goat or sheep (brebis) cheese) and/or lentil (the orange variety, called lentilles corail).

  • At 1:41 PM, Blogger MWN said…

    thank you for your recipe! it sounds delicious. i am eager to try it!
    now it's tomatoes that are the problem in the garden... we pulled about 10 from the vine yesterday (and that barely makes a dent in how many there are), and decided to make sun-dried tomatoes last night. absolutely delicious.

  • At 2:19 PM, Anonymous tcheni said…

    Tomatoes? No problem! You can stuff them too! Same recipe...

    (also you may be bored at a time with stuffed vegetables, but this is not like if there was nothing else to do with tomatoes, right?)

    See here:

    Bon appétit !

  • At 8:52 PM, Blogger MWN said…

    excellent! thank you so much for these wonderful recipes. i really appreciate it.


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