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I have a marrow

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ElectricElephant Thu 17-Sep-09 13:53:41

What shall I do with it?

LaurieFairyCake Thu 17-Sep-09 13:54:31

pretend it's a courgette and make ratatouille

that's what I did sunday when one of my yellow courgettes went mental

ElectricElephant Thu 17-Sep-09 14:11:55

Do you think it's too mushy to do with garlic?

MissAnneElk Thu 17-Sep-09 14:16:33

vegetable mulligatawny soup

MarmadukeScarlet Thu 17-Sep-09 14:21:54

If I had a marrow, I'd marrow in the morning, I'd marrow in evening...that is what your title made me think of!

missingtheaction Thu 17-Sep-09 14:29:04

Stuff it...cut it in half lengthways, cut out the seeds, shove in whatever and put on some cheese and bake it - leftover chicken and veg in a cheese sauce, leftover bolognese

chop it up and use it to stretch a casserole or curry

make rhubarb and marrow jam and remind all the really wrinklies like my mum how lucky they are that the war is over

marrow is basically flavourless vegetable mush. a real wartime veg. i loathe it.

giantkatestacks Thu 17-Sep-09 14:32:32

I made lots of hot marrow chutney with mine. Am going to give it to people as christmas presents [tightfisted emoticon]

ElectricElephant Thu 17-Sep-09 14:34:01

...and I was hoping for lots of rude comments

thanks all :-)

ProfYaffle Thu 17-Sep-09 14:35:19

Bin it.

Then buy something edible instead.

meltedmarsbars Thu 17-Sep-09 14:45:35

Don't bin it: compost it!

meltedmarsbars Thu 17-Sep-09 14:46:30

Actually, marrow and ginger jam is quite nice in a sort of "cucumber-sandwhiches-for-tea" kinda way.

ElectricElephant Thu 17-Sep-09 14:54:53

meltedmarsbars - really? shock

Takver Thu 17-Sep-09 15:03:36

Bizarrely, DH and DD both like peanut butter and marrow/ginger jam sandwiches, so I've made loads (saves the nice jam for me wink )

meltedmarsbars Thu 17-Sep-09 15:05:07

I wouldn't put the marrow and ginger jam in with the cucumber - its lovely in a sponge with cream smile

ElectricElephant Thu 17-Sep-09 15:17:27

oh dear, I feel slightly ill now.

maybe I'll just mush it into DD's food, i'm sure she'll thank me for it!

Takver Thu 17-Sep-09 15:19:39

In fact, I think dd fell through a 1950s timewarp somewhere, she can't stand courgette but is perfectly happy to eat boiled marrow & peas. Actually, I have to confess to rather liking marrow and peas myself, it reminds me of my Nan (who wouldn't eat these newfangled courgette affairs either).

meltedmarsbars Thu 17-Sep-09 15:36:34

Marrow and peas hmm ?

Takver Thu 17-Sep-09 16:40:34

How my Nan always cooked it - peel & deseed marrow, cut into chunks, drop into boiling water with peas, cook for not too long. Ditto with carrots, also nice (if you like that kind of thing).

ProfYaffle Thu 17-Sep-09 17:18:38

Oh it gets worse, now you're involving peas <blanches> It'll be celery next, you mark my words.

MarmadukeScarlet Thu 17-Sep-09 19:12:04

Will nobody even acknowledge my topical (RIP Mary) wittisism?

I like marrow and ginger jam, have made loads as had several runaway courgettes - I used a Sarah Raven one.

My gran used to make marrow tart, god it was delish. Like pumpkin pie and sweet and spicy Yum.

Takver Thu 17-Sep-09 19:22:45

Go on then - recipe!
I have a lot of marrows.

bubblegumsupermum Thu 17-Sep-09 19:28:41

what is a marrow, is it sweet like a marsh marrow grin

MarmadukeScarlet Thu 17-Sep-09 19:33:58

god if only bubblegum!

hoxtonchick Thu 17-Sep-09 19:36:24

i made soup with one earlier - plus a leek, onion & some spuds. and stock. kids liked it. result.

SomeGuy Fri 18-Sep-09 00:32:54

Are you perchance Hercule Poirot?

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