On the day of the Show, I ran into Sheila (at the top) - she entered a whole heap of produce but couldn't stay until the judging finished. She had high hopes for her cougette chutney, saying it was the best that she'd ever made.
"Do take the jar," she invited, "I'll not be here to collect it." I didn't need asking twice, I must say - & very, very fine it is too.
Of course, I need to have enough courgettes to make courgette chutney, so tonight I went with mum to the Hill to see what has been growing over the last few days.
Whilst looking out for COURGETTES (all green & golden yellow), I picked a CUCUMBER (tasty burpless) & picked an enormous quantity of RUNNER BEANS (essex bb & reg next plot), & FRENCH BEANS (barlotti jody).
So now, I think I have enough for both runner bean and courgette chutney - & this weekend I'll be putting my pinny on & getting the maslin pan out...