A dear friend asked me to make a vegetarian meal for her daughter. I had almost never eaten vegetarian (if potato chips were to be excluded). I frantically searched for recipes. It had never occurred to me, to ever make anything without meat, but that’s another story.
In my search for the perfect vegetarian dish, I came across this recipe in the Guardian newspaper. It looked beautiful in pictures and I thought to myself: “This is sure to impress a crowd”. I didn’t get to make this recipe for her as I couldn’t find courgettes that day; a strangely “Singaporean” phenomenon of not finding an ingredient that you desperately seek in any of the shops that you visit.
This was my first time cooking with a courgette also know as a zucchini. I remember picking up my first courgette thinking it was a cucumber on one very hurried day as I tried to wrap up groceries before the kids got home. I said to myself: “Cucumber sure looks different in Singapore”. I sliced through it with the same thoughts and it wasn’t a cucumber, but I had no clue what it was. Eventually I threw it away as I didn’t know what to do with it. I didn’t even know its name. Well, today I’m wiser I must say, (I hope).
To read on my thoughts and the recipe please click the link below:
Courgette Aubergine Cake