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"I'm sure it said COURGETTE on the label" ...... !

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"I'm sure it said COURGETTE on the label" ...... !

Need I say more? This was a gift from a friend ... Just wonder if it had the correct label on it.... lol !



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I've often wondered about this Alan, and apparently there is no difference between a marrow and a courgette. It is only the stage at which they are harvested.
http://seedtofeedme.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/what-is-difference-between-marrow-and.html

22 Aug, 2014

 

I wondered if that was the case, Karen ... So I guess we are going to have stuffed "courgarrow" tonight, then we're covered both ways <] :~))

I'll read the article now... Thank you for the link.

22 Aug, 2014

 

Karen, interesting! I quote from the article so that other GoY friends are aware, as you correctly say:-

"The is NO DIFFERENCE between a courgette and a marrow, except their stage of development when they are harvested".

Learnt something new today !

22 Aug, 2014

 

Me too, have always wondered!

22 Aug, 2014

 

What about the taste difference between the two stages?

22 Aug, 2014

 

Oh yes, that's a good point Carole. I really do not enjoy a marrow. But I love a courgette!

22 Aug, 2014

 

That's interesting Carole, I can see a blind fold coming out and some tasting sessions taking place ...... Not really sure how you would describe the difference in taste. Obviously a difference in texture too. Now you've started something ... lol

22 Aug, 2014

 

Yes, it's the watery texture of the marrow I don't like. I'm not a fan of mushy food...I like crunchy food! :))

23 Aug, 2014

 

we grow courgettes and sometimes if we miss picking one they grow big like a marrow. I slice and fry the courgette in butter in a fry pan until they are a golden colour and they are delicious.

7 Sep, 2014

 

Karen, I understand there is a posh expression for food cooked in this manner 'Al dente ' ..... My Mum, god bless her, used to send them back in a restaurant and asked them to cook them!

Linda, my OH did a stuffed marrow with savoury mince. Very nice, but took us two days to get through it. I may upload a photo later.

7 Sep, 2014



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