September 20, 2012

courgette.

My photo processing program wanted me to tag that farmer's face.  Sadly, I don't know his name.
I prefer the word courgette to zucchini and aubergine to eggplant, but I get the oddest looks when I use them out loud and in public. Oh, well. Click over to Key Ingredient's Back Burner to find a tasty muffin recipe that'll help you use up the last of those courgettes...er, zucchinis.

27 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Well, those are the British words you use, so I can understand you get odd looks when you pronounce them in America... ;-P

Lovely muffins!

Cheers,

Rosa

jose manuel said...

Se ve estupendo.

Pam said...

Well, eggplant definitely sounds more appealing as aubergine, but you can't fool me, it's still eggplant.

I WIlkerson said...

We love chocolate chip zucchini muffins--my recipe uses a full 3 cups of grated "courgettes" so it really helps knock down my supplies. You wouldn't happen to have an aubergine muffin recipe now would you?

bellini said...

I still have tons of zucchini languishing in the fridge.

Sue/the view from great island said...

Seriously, Grace, those are some of the most awesome muffin tops I've EVER seen!

Rosita Vargas said...

Lindas magdalenas lucen estupendas ingrediente especial con chips de chocolate muy goloso,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Guru Uru said...

Courgettes is classier ;)
This looks incredible!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Blond Duck said...

The word makes me giggle!

tania@mykitchenstories.com.au said...

Yes how funny. I dont understand where you got those words from.....I do have to admit that eggplant is not as appetising as aubergine, but dont take away the zucchini there are precious few vegies that begin with Z

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe it's true, we use eggplant here and people give you slightly odd looks if you use the a word or even odder,the c word :P

Pam said...

I have a sudden craving for muffins.

Charlie said...

Keep on using your British Words!

After all the Brit terms have been around a lot longer than American.

We are all unique, do not give up that uniqueness.

I prefer aubergine and courgette myself.

Have a Joyful Day :~D
Charlie

Erica said...

That muffin looks amazing,Grace!Love the other blog! Great group of bloggers.

Katerina said...

I also have posted a recipe for chocolate zucchini cake, oops I meant courgette lol! Well, I love them however they are called! Actually in Greece we call them kolokithakia, well that would be super weard if pronounced in the States. The muffins look super tasty and i am sure they were in reality too!

Natasha Price said...

Sounds like a terrific muffin!

vianney said...

yummy~ great pic~~

WizzyTheStick said...

so you can imagine the weird looks I get when I say melongene which is what eggplants are called here:-)Veggies in muffins works or my kids

Lori said...

I want to call them courgette's too. And aubergines just sound so fancy. Dang people get hip, I want to use those words too!

Carolyn Jung said...

Whatever you call it, it sure looks scrumptious! LOL

The Squishy Monster said...

I especially love how Nigella says it...it makes it sounds terribly exciting!!!

Beth said...

That is one delicious-looking muffin! I'll be sure to check out the recipe.

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

A grand, tasty & fabuliscious looking muffin!

MMMMM,...! I also love your new blog look!! Very stylish too!

Laura said...

I should've taken a page from your book and called my bundt cake a courgette cake. I made 3 bundt cakes for my kids' school's cakewalk. The chcocolate ganache banana and earl grey chocolate went fast, but I am pretty sure the oh so delicious glazed orange zucchini bundt cake (which was labeled as such) was still sitting there when I left lol!

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Barbara said...

I agree, Grace. Courgette and aubergine are much more glamorous sounding. Luckily, I love both, no matter the name. They make good cooking partners too.
Yummy muffins with the maple flavoring and chips as surprise ingredients!

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jillian said...

Love baking with zucchini and this recipe does them justice! I totally agree that courgette and aubergine sound like they give the vegetables the fancy titles they deserve. Maybe you will get it to catch on! :)