I go through phases of cooking one vegetable over and over again in different ways. Slightly obsessed with courgettes right now. While they can be watery if left to grow too large into marrows, courgettes (or zucchini as American and Italians call them), are cheap, healthy and fresh-tasting.
At West Hampstead Farmer’s Market this weekend I found courgette flowers. Not cheap mind, four for £2.50. I stuffed them with goat’s cheese and served them on fresh black pasta. This is a high-end dinner party dish that looks spectacular but isn’t hard to make. If possible get the male flowers which are bigger. The female flowers have a phallic courgette attached. Do open the flower up before stuffing as you may find the odd insect lurking within.