We've been enjoying some beautiful settled weather here in Wellington and have even been able to eat outside without our food blowing away in the wind. Last night we packed up our dinner and took it to a beach on the south coast where friends were waiting with their dinner. So lovely to do that mid-week, and watch the sun sinking behind the hills.
And being late summer, it's zucchini time. Do you have a favourite way to use them? We've been making fritters galore to go on the bbq, but then i came across this recipe for crunchy courgette pickle. It was very easy to do, and used up a few kilos of vegetables in one evening.
Aaand... the finished pickles taste delicious on bread, with cheese and salad (which incidentally is exactly what we brought to the beach for dinner). I recommend them, if you happen to find yourself flush with courgettes.