oopsThat will teach me to neglect the potager. I have been walking round and picking the runner beans from the wooden frames at waist height.

But I forgot to scrabble round the ground below the beans and check for any courgettes / zucchini.

And there is always one that gets away. I sheepishly brought it back to the house.  But all is not lost. I have my favourite method of eating these greens. I get a vegetable peeler and reduce the courgettes into long thin ribbins. Into a large saute pan with olive oil, a clove of chopped garlic, a pinch of chilli flakes and I stir fry very briefly. It’s delicious.

But I still have an entire crisper of courgettes to get through. If I eat them for every meal for the next week I might just get through the glut.