I went a little bit overboard with my shopping and bought too many vegetables. Not wanting anything to go to waste I made this courgette soup. Marrows are one of Dave’s favourite ingredients so this was a winning meal.
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I am always sceptical when I see adverts on Facebook. Especially when they send you to a site to purchase something. A while back an advert for a bracelet appeared in my feed. The bracelet caught my eye as I knew it was something my sister would love. And the cause being supported was one I could get behind. Regrow Australia is planting one tree for every bracelet sold. When we had the devastating fires in Knysna I paid for 3 trees to be planted. One in memory of my Uncle, one for my parents, and one for us. So the idea of purchasing something and getting a tree planted really appealed to me. As payment could be done by PayPal I felt a little more confident about spending my money.
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I know PayPal has fantastic consumer protection in place and if it was a hoax site, I would get my money back. I asked my niece for help in choosing the best bracelet for my sister, placed my order and made my payment. The notification from PayPal came through straight away with a name that was not the same. And my sceptic radar went on high alert. When the tracking email arrived in my inbox I was even more doubtful as the bracelet was not coming from Australia. But, within a week my sister had a surprise gift and I had made a difference. Not only to the regrowth after the fires, but to my sister. Do you ever buy something online without being 100% certain it is a genuine site? And if so, what payment method do you use to protect yourself?
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- 15 mls olive oil
- 2 leeks, white part only, thinly sliced
- 450 g courgettes, thickly sliced
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- 750 mls vegetable stock
- 4 sprigs fresh marjoram, leaves picked
- Place the olive oil into a sauce pan and heat over a medium temperature
- Add the leeks and sauté until soft
- Then add the courgettes and season well
- Cook for a few minutes then add the stock and marjoram
- Bring to a boil then reduce the temperature, cover and simmer for 30 minutes
- Blend using a stick blender, adjust the seasoning and heat before serving
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15 thoughts on “Courgette Soup | Zucchini | Baby Marrows”
Tandy I can tell from the ingredients this soup is delicious.Leeks bring so much flavour but I never use marjoram, mainly I suppose because I can’t grow it.Hoping for some rainy days soon so I can cook soup. My hubby does most of the online shopping in our family and paypal seems safe, Please the bracelet arrived as ordered, but I am often still sceptical as well.
I was really pleased it arrived as well. I have both marjoram and oregano growing like wildfire in my herb garden 🙂
I always have excess courgettes in my little garden patch so I slice them up and put them in the freezer. I used my last batch today in a vegie soup.. 😉
You are so lucky! I must plant some 🙂
Okay, I get the zucchini/courgette soup, but what in the world are marrows and where are they in this soup?! I thought you were referring to bone marrow and I got all excited! And by the way, I LOVE PayPal.
Marrows are the same as courgettes. It is what we call them here. There will be a bone marrow recipe soon 🙂
I only buy from Takealot or Amazon and nowhere else so I haven’t had this experience. I don’t every buy anything except books and games for the boys. Hmmm, I have a very boring life. I like this recipe. It sounds very delicious.
Not boring! I don’t buy from Amazon ….
The soup sounds delicious, Tandy.. I also use PayPal or C. O. D which is what many do here… that way I can check my goods on arrival and as they want payment most things arrive super quick 😊
Some places here will not send the goods until you pay 🙂
Leeks are a classic for soup, and it’s a nice addition to include zucchini. I haven’t seen leeks in the market (or online shopping) recently, so I suspect they might be seasonal here. I really don’t know where they grow!
be safe… mae at maefood.blogspot.com
We only get them seasonally here, but like you, I have no idea where they grow!
yes, I have had that anxious feeling when ordering something from an unknown source. what a sense of relief you must have felt when you found out your sister had received the bracelet.
It was a big relief!