This is the time of year when we have a glut of vegetables. Just how many ways are there to cook green beans I ask myself!

Courgettes & marrows also seem to ripen en masse.

We continually swap food and recipes with the gals that work with us.  Edita gave us marrows this week and I stuffed one for Sunday Lunch.  It is so easy and makes delicious meal with a side of brown rice and maybe beans!!

Preheat the oven to 190 C or Gas 5

I short fat marrow apx  1kg in weight

450 grms  good pork sausage meat  (I used Lavistown of course)

1 red onion chopped

2 gloves of garlic crushed

120rgs white dry bread crumbs

40g grated parmesan cheese

600 grms tomato sauce (see recipe below)

100grms grated mozzarella cheese

Cut the marrow in half and scoop out the seeds, discard

Scoop out the flesh, chop finely and place in a bowl along with sausage meat, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese Mix together and season with salt & pepper.

Place the 2 marrow “boats” in a lightly grease shallow dish.

Divide the stuffing between the marrow “boats”

Coat the tops with tomato sauce. Cover with aluminium foil and bake for 50 mins.

Take the foil of, sprinkle with the mozzarella  cheese  return to oven and cook until cheese has melted and going golden in color.

Tomato Sauce.

We end up with tomatoes that have been grilled not used for breakfast. These are kept and used to makes sauces and soup. They add an extra flavour because when grilled we have dribbled them with Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus seasoned with salt & pepper.

If you decide to go this way remember to remove the skins and the centre core before adding them to the pot.

2 x 397g cans of tomatoes or the equivalent in your own pre grilled tomatoes.

I medium onion chopped

1 carrot chopped

1 stick of celery chopped

1 tsp of sugar (do not omit use brown sugar)

5 x 15mls Olive Oil

Fresh basil or Oregano leaves

Put all this lot in a heavy based saucepan and gently simmer for I hour,

Puree in a blender

Season with salt & black pepper

If you want to garlic it up sauté a couple of chopped cloves in thee oil before adding the rest of the ingredients.
This freezes really well,

Now, if you do not want to fuss around with this buy seasoned crushed tomatoes from the store  in it’s place.