Thursday, July 26, 2007

Courgettes Dilema

I went looking for some cucumbers this evening on my way from the city where I do some voluntary work and found some courgettes instead which I bought as a substitute but now, I'm having second thoughts. They're not really like cucmbers - anyone with some receipes on what to do with courgettes? Or do I just pop them into my mouth like I would cucumbers? LOL!!


My doc said I had a sprained back but Ibuleve and Neurofen have sorted out the problem and I feel much, much better now. Thanks all for your kind thoughts.


You guys should warn Dr Wilson oh! I have barely started running and he is talking about running marathons - when I can barely run 20 minutes? Marathon!! hours and hours of running on end!!! Ha!! But I am interested and must admit running the marathon is a little bit intriguing for me. Its in April next year - if we can make the ballot that is and he wants us to run as a group. Anyone else interested? He says if anyone has cause to stop either from fatigue or exhaustion, he'll carry the person on his back for the rest of the race. LOL!! OK - I embellished that - he says we can walk the rest of the way if we get tired and I must say it sounds fun. We've got 9 months to start training for that. The problem with running is that once you start, stopping is almost impossible cos you'll always find an excuse to run some more. Anyone else wanna join the team? Pls get in touch with him: -babawill2000@yahoo.co.uk





32 comments:

  1. best of luck with the marathon race. have a great weekend.

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  2. wow a marathon.Don't they usually cook courgettes?I dont know sha,heard they are tasty though

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  3. Oh thank GOd !!

    I thought I was the only person who had mistaken courgettes for cucumbers.

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  4. where is dr.wilsons office let me go n warn him o..lol

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  5. Would have loved to join you guys but I won't be here in April. Goodluck training!

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  6. MMM!.. I Love courgettes, they are kind of taste less but you can jazz them up.

    If you like Spaghetti Bolognase you can cook them in the mince with carrots, peas and onions or if your like roasted vegeteables you can fling them in with some red onoins, cabbage, carrots, garlic, spring onions aubergines sprinkle olive oil over the veggies then add salt and pepper then bung in the oven.

    Hit me up if you need mire recipies.

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  7. I agree with you, once you start running, you'll keep doing it more and more. Good luck with the marathon

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  9. Glad ur back's better.
    Take care.

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  10. Have a great recipe for zuchinni(baby corgettes) and chicken with rice hit me up if you want it!Me Im 2 lazy to run sadly:)

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  11. MARATHON! - Good luck, you are an inspiration 2 a lot of us

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  12. Abuja babe and Cheetarah looks like they can throw down in da kitchen(Salivating already with the thot of their recipes)...Now talking about food and running doesn't seem to go hand in hand.
    Goodluck with your marathon!

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  13. Wish I could help but I don't know anything about courgettes... Just wanted to holler anyway!

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  14. Lol...i bet u managed to sort something out with ur courgettes. Just dont eat them raw as u might end up with a tummy upset.
    Using them in Spag Bolon' as Naija babe suggested is one of ur options...u can also roast them with some sweet peppers and other vegetables with roast chicken and a few potates...Enjoy !!

    Havent seen ur finger prints on my blog for a while Hollar @ a sista x x

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  15. Courgettes...yummmy. I enjoy them roasted with other vegetables with olive oil and seasoning...Yummy

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  16. Courgettes can be boiled, grilled or roasted. Unfortunately I don't like them so I have never used them in a recipe.
    Here's something - I took up jogging recently! I'm not so sure about running the marathon as I am quite unfit at the moment. I'm enjoying it though and I want to build up my fitness level before I take to training for such a big event. Let me know or wait... I'll send you an email.

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  17. Calabar Gal,

    How you dey? First of all, u need 2 update. 2nd of all, some1 called 'Ekanem' emailed me. She was soo excited that I used her name in my book. She was wondering what inspired me to use Ekanem. I told her some Calabar girl blogger (whose real name I don't even know!) gave me the name. The girl was thrilled. And she said when she was lil, she had a cousin who used 2 call her 'Ekky'. Small world huh?

    I don't have a lotta time left 2 finish every woman, but when I do (pray 4 me, pls), you know I will not neglect 2 put ur name and give u my vote of thanx. But what is ur name??? Email me.

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  18. My courgettes are still there - where I left them. Thanks for the receipes ladies!! Will do something about them ASAP.

    I havent made up my mind about the marathon yet. Maybe I will, maybe I wont. I want to notch up several 10km races in my belt first.

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  19. I can run a marathon..I mean a food marathon :)

    Keshi.

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  20. ok calabar girl...send me your number in london..want to call you and ask about masters and all.will be in london 11th..thanks cnmomah@yahoo.com

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  21. Good looking out with the marathon, and best of luck with the courgettes..:)

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  22. You didnt include his addy now,we for go fight him. lol

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  23. don't let me come back here and not find an update o

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  24. I have updated oh!! All ye update masters. Been terribly busy lately - sorry guys. LOL!

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  25. lmao, I also made that mistake a long time ago and I learnt it doesnt hurt to ask if u r not sure...u this bush gal (heheheheheheh). Mmmh, I better go and start researching about races in Nigeria....

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  26. courgettes are nothing like cucumbers...in America these are called Zucchini and are used a lot more...including this chocolate & zucchini cake!http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/000621chocolate_zucchini_cake.php
    Now you owe me a recipe for Ikpankwuko!
    Ohafiagirl

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