Making noodles out of courgettes takes some time. But the effort it so worth it for this really tasty courgette salad. If you make it, keep the scraps to make a courgette velouté. I shall be sharing that recipe with you soon.
When we were on the barge with Mark we were inundated with mosquitoes. I have these stick on pads that we use to deter them. They last through the night and use essential oils to keep the mozzies at bay. However, despite Mark putting 2 up in his ‘room’ they did not work. There were just too many of them! So the next day we went into a pharmacy and purchased some spray. The spray was not something I would normally buy, but needs must as the saying goes. The repellent worked perfectly well, and we slept in peace for the next 6 nights. When we got home the first thing I looked for was a DEET free mosquito spray. It also had to be non-flammable so that we could fly with it. I found one that uses citronella oil, so it is a plant-based formula.
And it is perfectly safe for humans, pets and the environment. It can be applied to the skin but I have found that a few sprays into the room works perfectly well. When Carli mentioned that Hannah had been bitten by mosquitoes I gave her the spray from next to our bed. I had another one in our travel suitcase so all I had to do was get it out. But I forgot and it was only when we were lying in bed and I heard that tell-tale buzz that I remembered. And I really did not feel like the effort of getting the spray out of the case. However, when I woke up the next morning I sort of regretted that choice. I have mosquito bites that are so itchy! Do you get mosquitoes where you live?
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- 1 kg courgettes
- 60 mls mayonnaise
- Salt to season
- 40 g sunflower seeds lightly toasted
- 20 g coriander roughly chopped
- Spiralize the courgettes and place the noodles into a large bowl
- Mix in the mayonnaise and season to taste
- Add the sunflower seeds and coriander and stir to combine