If you have an abundance of zucchini or what we call baby marrows then make lots of batches of these courgette and feta scones. They make for a great addition to a lunch box and are perfect for a picnic.
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My Mom and I were having a discussion the other day about the flu vaccine. Her Doctor said that she and my Dad should not get it. Firstly because of their age, and secondly because they have never had it before. Our Doctor had a different opinion and so we had the vaccines in May. I told her it was the first June in years that I had not got sick. This of course might have nothing to do with the vaccine. Wearing masks is for sure making a difference. In South Africa it is mandatory to wear a mask in public. I do not wear one at work if it is just me in my office. But when we have people in to see us, or when we are out of the house, we are all wearing masks. Then there is the case of sanitising.
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Every time we enter a shop our hands get sprayed. And we are spraying everyone who comes into our office. All these clean hands mean less germs are being transmitted. And it is great knowing that most of what we touch in stores has been handled by clean hands. All this gearing towards not get the Corona Virus has probably meant less people are getting flu. And those that are will not be transferring the flu virus to other people. We are not shaking hands with people, nor are we hugging and kissing those we do not live with. And I am sure all of these factors combined have ensured I did not get sick this year. But, I might make it an annual habit and be vaccinated, just in case. Do you get the flu vaccine?
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Courgette And Feta Scones
- 250 g grated courgettes
- large pinch of salt
- 250 g self raising flour
- 5 mls baking powder
- 75 g salted butter, cubed
- 5 mls dried thyme
- 100 g feta
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Place the courgettes and salt into a bowl
- Mix with your hands and set aside
- Place the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and stir to combine
- Add the butter and rub in to form coarse crumbs
- Add the thyme and crumble in the feta
- Squeeze the excess water from the courgettes and add to the flour
- Give it a quick mix, then make a well in the centre
- Add the egg and mix in with your hands
- As soon as a dough forms tip it onto a piece of cling film
- Shape into a disc 3 cm high and wrap in the cling film
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes and in the meantime, preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
- Turn the dough out onto a lined baking tray and cut into wedges
- Pull them slightly apart then bake for 22 minutes
- Remove from the oven and place onto a wire rack to cool
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This is my last submission to International Scone Week 2020. Don’t forget, it ends this week!
32 thoughts on “Courgette And Feta Scones”
Altho’ I am somewhat surprised at your parents’ doctor’s advice for them not to have a flu injection methinks, this Covid year, they will be largely safe. Flu vaccines are pure guesswork – often but 18% – 40% effective even at the best of times ! Better than nothing as it is said ! This year our avoidance of one virus has led to but 30% of ‘normal’ flu cases here in Australia with a very low mortality rate. Shows how we should behave during ‘normal’ years. I am medically trained and still studying but have not had an influenza vaccination for some 15 years as i had some untoward side effects. Have not had a cold or flu for over 30 🙂 ! *smile* But then I work and study from home !!! Love both zucchini and feta but do not bake as a rule . . . this does look lovely . . .
I was speaking to my friend in Perth about this exact thing the other day. Our flu season has been very much chnaged by this virus. Stay well, and stay safe 🙂
Tandy you are a scone master. I’ve made most that you’ve have posted and will be making this one as well. I love the idea of the feta addition.
Yes, we take our flu vaccine every year. Sweden has just posted the number of cases and deaths for this last flu season and it was the lowest on record. They attribute this remarkable reduction to COVID mandated social distancing, hand sanitizing and such.
I am sure that is the reason. And thank you for the compliment Ron 🙂
Your scones sound lovely and I’m sure they will be on the menu soon.
As to the flu jab – I most certainly have the jab, every year for a number of years in fact. Have been lucky to have not had a flu or cold for as long as I can remember. That is tempting fate!!! :))
All we can wish is that everyone stays safe and well in these terrible times.
So true Mary – stay safe and hope you enjoy the scones 🙂
What a great idea! I’m sending the recipe to my sister who has an allotment and a surfeit of courgettes
I hope she enjoys them 🙂
I started getting the flu shot a couple of years ago, and I have plans to get it every year moving forward…
I’m of the same mind.
I always get a flu vaccine and I simply love this recipe.
Thank you Tammy 🙂
Maybe I should try this.. I am putting courgettes in the freezer at the moment.. Too many in my garden.. 😉
These are great to take with you on your hikes.
I hope that the social distancing and extra hygiene measures really will reduce the impact of flu here next winter. We are doing such a terrible job with our foolish leaders telling us all sorts of falsehoods. Yes, i have been getting flu shots every year for quite a while. As a collective action, they are quite worthwhile. Of course many of my selfish fellow-Americans don’t believe in collective action, which is quite a problem.
be well… mae at maefood.blogspot.com
We have had very draconian measures in place. But they have done what has been needed. Stay well.
Just got back from camping and came back to this lovely recipe. Love how you call them courgettes. Cute! ANd to answer your question, no to the flu vaccine, but I probably should!
Hope you had a good camping trip 🙂
i love savoury scones, and these look like a winner. I have put up my ISW post today so have just made it in time! There’s no pingback function between wordpress and blogger so i guess telling you i’ve done it is the only way you will know:-)
Thank for telling me, and for taking part 🙂
okaaay my comment disappeared. justs letting you know i’ve done my ISW post today!
Hi, thanks for telling me – I tested the comment block and they do just disappear. It is why I have the note about them not being visible until approved 🙂
I haven’t gotten sick at all which is really nice (apart from the looming threat of Coronavirus). I think extra hygeine can only be a good thing. I worked with a woman once who never washed her hands after going to the bathroom. She was my boss and quite crazy so I could never say anything to her about it.
That is just soooo gross. And it’s why I’m glad we have to sanitise now before going into a shop.
This is interesting, Tandy. So the grated courgette replaces some of the flour? I’m sorry I didn’t manage to share a second scone recipe – my Friday was a disaster.
Yes, often added vegetables decrease the flour. Sorry your Friday was a disaster!
Two years ago I got the flu vaccine and then got the flu. My daughter who gave it to me actually had the lab test that confirmed flu (she had the vaccine too). I skipped it last year but will get it this year for sure–should be available here in a couple weeks. Every little bit helps I figure.
I would be might miffed if I got the vaccine and then got sick! Stay well 🙂
Those scones look absolutely divine. If I hadn’t already prepped a bake for tomorrow, I’d be making a batch of these. We’ve got so many courgettes at the moment. We had courgette chickpea pancakes today.
I’m crossing fingers I won’t get flu or a horrid cold when I go back to work in September. It’s really hard to escape the germs with so many students milling around. So let the clean hands continue.
I will hold positive thoughts for you that you stay healthy 🙂