Day Two: 1 December 2022: Two Cucurbits
Every year I look forward with eager anticipation to the first courgettes and cucumbers. Their cool delicate taste is the epitonomy of summer and their bright yellow flowers are like beacons of sunshine amongst the large dark green leaves. I also have a penchant for stuffed courgette flowers. So the inclusion of the cucurbits is not just about the beauty of the flowers, there are memories of long lazy lunches in Italy threaded through the floral aesthetics and a touch of epicurean hedonism too.