cp 1I’ve just cooked a really delicious meal, and I thought that I must rush out here and share it with you, Dear Readers!

My favourite food is Peasant Food.

I often find that Nouvelle Cuisine is pretentious and although it looks pretty, it’s often pretty tasteless!

The best dishes in the world are usually made from locally-produced basic ingredients, and are bursting with flavour.

We have an allotment, and grow most of our own vegetables, with enough to freeze to last us through the Winter.

Some things, like cucumbers, courgettes, marrows and tomatoes, don’t freeze in their natural state. But they can be made into various dishes, or a soup or a tomato sauce, that will keep and freeze.

This year we’re having a glut of massive cucumbers, and courgettes, with runner beans rapidly catching up.

Marrows can be boring if just boiled. They’re nice stuffed now and then.

But this recipe is a real find. I’ll be doing it again, with some variations too!


Italian Marrow  Pancakes.

The ingredients sounded a bit sparse to me, but I got 6 generous-sized pancakes.

225g marrow, grated. I used half a marrow.                  A shake of black pepper

2tsps salt                               50g  hard cheese of your choice.

2 large eggs                           30g plain flour

3 garlic cloves                       Olive oil for frying


Grate the courgette (I blitzed it rapidly in my mixer.)

Scrape it into a colander and sprinkle 1 tsp of the salt onto it and mix it in.

Place a weight on top. (I used a small saucepan filled with water.)

Leave it for 30 minutes to get rid of most of the liquid, then squeeze out as much as possible.

Place all the ingredients into your food mixer and blitz to mix, but don’t overdo it!

If you haven’t got a mixer, beat the eggs, add the chopped garlic, then the seasoning and the grated cheese. Whisk in the flour and fold in the grated courgette.

Warm some olive oil in a frying-pan and drop about 2 tblsps of the batter for 1 pancake.

I did 3 at once.

Turn them over when the bottom is golden and cook the other side.

Keep them warm until they’ve all been cooked.

(I placed them on a plate with some kitchen roll on it, and placed an inverted dish on the top.)

Serve as a starter, or with a salad.

They’re very filling, and can be a meal on their own.



About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.