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My Favourite Fall Marrow Recipes

Fall marrow recipes for vetable marrows

Fall marrow recipes for vetable marrows

Marrow Recipes For All Your Over-Grown Zucchini

It's harvest time and that means the fall glorious glut of marrows, overgrown zucchini, and summer squash, but do you know what to do with them? Marrow has a bad press but there are so many delicious ways to cook and to preserve marrow that there really is no excuse for not making the most of them.

I make my own homemade marrow jam and fry marrow in butter to serve as a vegetable. I've also stuffed marrow and made it into soups and stews.

This year I've grown and been given more marrows than ever so I need to branch out a bit and find more ways of using marrow, and so I've collected a few of the tastiest looking marrow recipes and put them together into one article to help me make the most of those marrows!

Lots of vegetarian and vegan recipes too for your giant zucchini!

As I work my way through the marrow recipes, adapting and modifying where necessary, and I'll be taking pictures and letting you know how the recipes turn out. Why not join in?

Before you start, though, how much do you know about marrows? Do you know what a marrow is? Are you asking yourself any of these questions? "What is marrow?", "What can I do with marrows?", "What are summer squash?", "Are marrows zucchini?", "Is zucchini squash?" To answer these questions and many more marrow questions, read on ...

PS Don't forget that you can fry and stuff the flowers!

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What is Marrow?

Well, we're talking about the vegetable variety here!

Don't get confused between bone marrow (the jelly like stuff found inside bones) and vegetable marrow. It's vegetable marrows we're talking about here!

So what are marrows exactly?

In a word or two, overgrown courgettes or large zucchini. Another word for courgettes is Zucchini, but the botanical name is Cucurbita pepo. The general family are called squash, Curcurbita. So, "Is zucchini squash?" Yes!

What is Squash?

Well, members of the Curcurbita family, which are technically fruits, as they contain seeds. The Curcurbita family include pumpkins, cucumbers, zucchini and marrows. They are used as vegetables, though, in cooking, in the same way as tomatoes, also fruits, are used as a vegetable.

What are Summer Squash and what are Winter Squash?

The difference between summer squash and winter squash lies in their use. Summer squash are harvested young - this is what I would call a zucchini, for example. I would expect it to be no longer than about 30 cm, have soft, edible skin and I would eat all of it. If you leave it to become what I would call a marrow, it's bigger, the skin is tough and inedible, and I would discard the seeds and stringy innards. (You can use the seeds separately).

Where does the word 'Squash' come from?

It comes from the Narragansett language, from the word 'askutasquash' which means "a green thing eaten raw". So there you go - you don't have to cook your zucchini and marrows!

How many of us have left our courgette plants for a day or two only to come back and find that our little, baby courgettes are mammoth marrows? I, for one, hold up my hand; guilty as charged.

What to do with the seeds?

Eat them! they have been eaten traditionally by people from South and Central America and are a source of Vitamin B, proteins (25%) and unsaturated fats (45%). If tender eat them raw or they can be fried or roasted. They can be ground up and used as flour.

Can I freeze marrow?

Yes, you can! (See Freezer tip below)

You might like to hear BBC's Food Programme on pumpkins and winter squash

Marrow and ginger jam

Marrow and ginger jam

Marrow Preserves

Preserve your marrows for the winter to come

One of the best, tried and tested ways to use your marrow is to preserve them by pickling, or by turning them into jam or chutney. Because marrow is a rather bland vegetable, it's the perfect candidate for being spiced up - literally. Vinegar and pickling spices with give your marrow a tang, ginger will warm and flavour your jams and marrow is made for chutney, especially when combined with other fall fruits such as apples and peaches.

In the end there's nothing like homemade jam! Go on - give marrow a go!

Homemade Marrow Jam Recipe Links

  • Lemon and Marrow Jam | The Vintage Cookbook Trials
    Apologies for the sporadic posting over the last year; rest assured we continue to do many (mostly) well-intentioned, (often) ill-advised things in the kitchen (and out of it). Today, however, I am delighted to share this guest-post from Salada. Her
  • How to Make Marrow and Ginger jam
    Marrow and ginger jam is a delicious way to use up all those overgrown courgettes. An old fashioned, traditional conserve recipe but well worth the effort.
  • Marrow & ginger jam | BBC Good Food
    A traditional way to use up marrows, or courgettes, that have grown too big for their boots

Making Marrow Jam is Easy

Boiling the marrow in a copper jam pan

Boiling the marrow in a copper jam pan

Marrow Chutney Recipe Links - Chutney is a great way to preserve autumn fruits

Marrow chutney, marrow and apple, marrow and ginger - or go for Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's 'Glutney' - a chutney made from all the autumn glut fruits and vegetables.

Chutney is just great with cheese and meats, livens up salads, vegetarian and vegan dishes too. I love to make rich, fruits chutneys and dress them up in pretty jars and trappings and give them as Christmas presents. What could be better to go with the Christmas lamb, goose or turkey? And when it come to those endless turkey sandwiches and cold chicken salads - well, chutney is a must!

Pickled Marrow Recipe Links

My grandmother gave me two of her favourite cook books, many, many years ago and I use these old fashioned, traditional recipes to cook the seasonal fruits and vegetables from the vegetable garden. Tried and tested, they produce great results every time.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb / 450g marrow after peeling and removing seeds
  • 4 oz salt for sprinkling
  • 3/4 pint vinegar
  • 4 oz Sugar
  • 1/4 oz ground ginger (I used fresh ginger)
  • 4 oz curry powder
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 3/4 oz mustard

Instructions

  1. - Cut up the marrow into chunks, sprinkle with the salt and stand overnight
  2. - Next day, put the vinegar, sugar, ginger, curry powder, pepper corns and mustard into a casserole and boil for 5 minutes
  3. - Drain and rinse the marrow and add to the pan
  4. - Cook until the marrow is tender
  5. - Pack into pickle jars and seal
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Marrow Soup Links

My Version of the Vegetable Marrow Soup - By Seasonal Cooking

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Marrow and ginger are made for each other, and this soup recipe is a real winner.

I added carrots and coriander seed.

Highly recommended!

Marrow Bread Recipes - Muffins, savoury cakes ....

Marrow Served as a Vegetable Links

Marrow and Zucchini Salad Recipes - You don't think of marrow and salad together, do you?

Or at least I didn't. Then a friend told me a bout this wonderful zucchini salad and that made me think that if you can make salads with courgettes, then you can make them with marrows. These are the recipes that I've found.

  • Independent
    Tomato, Marrow and Coriander salad. I expect, like most salads, once you have the idea you can mix and match.
  • Secrets of self-sufficiency
    Marrow and orange salad - can't wait to try out this fruity little number
  • Good Food Channel
    Grated marrow with prawns. Another mouth-watering recipe
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Stuffed Marrow

Still an old favourite

If you know one way to serve marrow, I expect it's this - stuffed marrow. I was taught to stuff the marrow with a mince mixture, but there's so much more choice. Here are just a few different ideas for stuffing your marrow this fall:

Links to Stuffed Marrow Recipes

My Stuffed Marrow - The ingredients are shown above

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Unfortunately I'll long forgotten the recipe for this - but I liked the photo and the marrow was delicious.

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Make Yours a Marrow Supper

Marrow supper recipes for chilly autumn evenings

There are lots of ways to make a hearty meal from a marrow. Take your choice from marrow stews, stuffed marrow, baked marrow, marrow rice and so much more. Don't be afraid to ring the changes, either. My marrow and choriza sausage supper could be made with almost any fruit and vegetables going. Mix and match for delicous dinners.

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Cook Time

Prep Time: 5

Total Time: 15

Serves: 2

My Apple, Marrow and Chorizo Sausage Supper Recipe

  • 250 g Marrow
  • 1 large Apple
  • 2 rashers of Bacon
  • 6 Slices of Chorizo Sausage
  • 1 tomato or a few cherry tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • A little olive or vegetable oil
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Basil to decorate

Instructions

  1. Gently melt the butter in a frying pan. Slice the marrow fairly thinly and fry in the butter. Add a little oil if necessary. Fry with the lid on until the marrow begins to soften and turn translucent, fo rabout five to seven minutes.
  2. Add the sliced apples, sausage, thyme and bacon, stir and season to taset, but remember the sausage and bacon will be salty. Cover and cook gently for a further five or ten minutes until the apples begin to soften.
  3. Add the sliced tomatoes, cover a cook for a minute or so just to warm.
  4. Serve and garnish with basil.

Main Course Marrow Recipe Links

Bid for Marrow Seeds on eBay - Why not grow your own marrows?

Courgettes and marrows are super plants to grow. They have a pretty habit, decorative leaves and wonderful flowers. Plant them amongst your flower beds.

You can eat the flowers - the Italians love them fried or stuffed - and you can begin to eat the little zucchini as baby-vegetables.

They produce tons of courgettes and, of course, any that you can't eat will become marrows.

Why Not Marrow Cake?

We've all heard of carrot cake!

Carrot cake is delicious, so why should marrow cake not be gorgeous too? Here are a few recipes to try, all promising a wonderfully moist and spicy cake.

Marrow Cake Recipe Links

My Version of The Marrow Cake - Marrow cake with lavender

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I used the marrow cake recipe by UNFORGETTABLE, above and added two heads of lavender - the individual little flowers separated first. This gave a very delicate flavour and I think it would be ok with three heads.

(Reduced the sugar a little and this was to my taste).

My Version of the Caribbean Marrow Cake by tahoegirl - Moist, spicy marrow cake

A really gorgeous cake

A really gorgeous cake

I live in France and so couldn't find desiccated coconut easily. I didn't have any applesauce handy either so I added a small packet of coconut milk and just grated two apples along with the marrow. It still turned out to be absolutely delicious!

(PS Reduced the sugar by about a third, but I don't like cakes too sweet).

Marrow Dessert Recipe Links - Get creative

Marrow dessert? Surely not! There are not so many marrow desert recipes about so we might have to be creative. I'm going to put my thinking cap on and so should you! What sweet nothings can we come up with for marrows?

Marrow Drinks Recipes - Make Drinks from Marrows

  • Marrow Rum
    "Booze from Otherwise Useless Vegetables" by Indestructables

TV Chef Marrow Recipes

How do you cook your marrows? Share your favourite marrow recipes

Don't Forget That You Can Eat Marrow Flowers - Stuff or fry your zucchini flowers

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I first had stuffed and fried courgette flowers in Italy - fabulous! In fact, come to think about it, this was probably the first time I'd been given flowers to eat in my entire life.

There are so many recipes and variations on stuffed zucchini flowers that it is really a story for another day. (I'll get on to it asap.)

FREEZER TIP! Grate your marrow and freeze for use throughout the winter

Can You Freeze Marrow?

How do you freeze marrow?

Grating marrow seems to work well, but freezing can destroy the texture of marrow and it will be soft and mushy when you defrost. This might be OK for making soups though. Or better still, make the soup and freeze that.

I made and froze the marrow cakes above and they all came out wonderfully well - I can absolutely recommend that.

What Can I Do With Marrow? - More giant zucchini ideas

What to do with large zucchini other than eat it?

Lots! You can get all creative with your overgrown zucchinis or marrows.What about vegetable carving? Making halloween decorations from your marrows? Use them to decorate your house in autumn, or make a zucchini baby even ....

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Vegetable Carving from Chabanais Fall Harvest Festival France

Marrows at Halloween - Why carve only pumpkins for Halloween lanterns?

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I spotted these beauties in a bar in Andalusia, Spain and realised that everything you can do with pumpkins, you can do with marrows .... Save your fall marrows for Halloween.

© 2012 Barbara Walton

Tell Me About Your Marrow Moments - I'd love to hear from you

Barbara Walton (author) from France on November 22, 2013:

@LluviaDeArte: Hi LluviaDeArte . thanks for the visit. Not sure if you can do anything with marrows, but they are a useful and versatile ingredient. To think some people throw them on the compost heap!

Barbara Walton (author) from France on November 22, 2013:

@Margaret Schindel: Thank you for taking the time to leave a message and for your congratulations. I was very pleased to be awarded a star, but also to make a lens that help people out - I hate to see good food go to waste.

LluviaDeArte on November 21, 2013:

My goodness, you can make practically any food from this wonderful lens. It is great,so well put together. I love reading it and will surely come back to it over and over.

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on September 30, 2013:

What a wonderful collection of marrow recipes and facts! You obviously did a lot of research while putting this together and it really shows. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your purple star!

Barbara Walton (author) from France on September 14, 2013:

@RinchenChodron: Thanks for leaving a message, RinchenChodron. Much appreciated.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on September 14, 2013:

@Gypzeerose: It seems such a shame that people actually throw them away. I can't wait for the marrow season to really begin.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on September 14, 2013:

@BrianRS: Thanks for stopping by Brian. Always nice to get a prize!

RinchenChodron on September 13, 2013:

Thanks for this great fall resource for marrow recipes. My mouth is watering now!

Rose Jones on September 12, 2013:

This sound delicious! Thanks for providing us with more ways to use zucchini.

Brian Stephens from France on September 12, 2013:

Very good marrow lens, well worth its Purple Star. Well done.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on September 12, 2013:

@moonlitta: The spicy soup recipe here is fabulous and I can't wait for the season - almost there - when my neighbours pass on their marrows to start cooking up some of the other recipes here.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on September 12, 2013:

@Scott A McCray: Bad luck - as a crop I've found them very reliable and they seem to grow without too much effort. Hope things go better next year Scott.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on September 12, 2013:

@Elyn MacInnis: I had a look at these and they are great fun. I'm looking forward to making Autumn flower arrangements and Halloween lanterns from mine this year, elynmac.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on September 12, 2013:

@ecogranny: Sauted slices of courgette are lovely, Grace. My Turkish husband makes a great salad by frying them until golden on each side, piling them onto a serving plate and chilling them. Serve with a topping of natural yogurt.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on September 12, 2013:

@Erin Mellor: Ginger and marrow is just so warming in winter and it's really Christmassy. makes lovely Christmas gifts. Let me know if you try it Erin.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on September 12, 2013:

@Erin Mellor: Ginger and marrow is just so warming in winter and it's really Christmassy. makes lovely Christmas gifts. Let me know if you try it Erin.

moonlitta on September 12, 2013:

I've only thought about marrow soup and it always seemed a good idea. Your page might be the "tickle" I needed to really try:)

Scott A McCray on September 01, 2013:

Never tried 'em as marrows - but I will now. Unfortunately my family lost all of our zucchini plants this year due to very high rainfall and squash borers. None for us this year... :-(

Elyn MacInnis from Shanghai, China on August 30, 2013:

My best activity with marrows is making toys out of them - a baby, a car, and a hot air balloon! You can see them by searching for vegetable-craft in the Squidoo search box. Having a big marrow is a real delight. Thanks for all your good ideas!

Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on August 22, 2013:

It's been years since I had a garden, but back in the day, I did stuff my overgrown zucchinis with savory fillings. Makes a wonderful late summer dinner. I had forgotten all about that, so thanks for the memories. My favorite way to eat zucchini is to lightly steam chunked baby ones or sauté slices of zucchini with onions and colorful bell peppers. Yum!

Erin Mellor from Europe on May 17, 2013:

I try and eat my courgettes before they go over to marrows, but some years there's just too large a glut. Marrow jam sounds a great way to cope when the family refuse to eat one more marrow based meal.

Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on March 13, 2013:

The stuffed marrow looks good.

cutethings on February 04, 2013:

I have to try you recipes. They look delicious. Thank you.

julieannbrady on January 27, 2013:

I never realized what a "marrow" truly is. Interesting! I would opt firstly for the marrow cake.

anonymous on January 23, 2013:

What a yummy look at marrow and I hope you find a way to remember that recipe for stuffed marrow. You had me wondering about bone marrow and tried to imagine recipes for that and I guess there really are some that are considered quite tantalizing.....but I think I like yours better. Marrow is adaptable from Halloween to soup, to bread, to what you can dream. I like your idea for cutting the sugar in recipes, I prefer less too, nicely presented!

artmarks on January 23, 2013:

All of theme look delicious :) I need to try one of this recipes some day.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on January 19, 2013:

@WriterJanis2: That soup is pretty tasty and easy to make, WriterJanis. It's going on my favourite list.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on January 19, 2013:

@mrsclaus411: Nothing like home cooking - and I was pleased to find so many good recipes for marrows. Thanks for leaving a message mrsclaus411

Barbara Walton (author) from France on January 19, 2013:

@radhanathswamifan: That cake was delicious as well as awesome! The spicy one was the best though, radhanathswamifan.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on January 19, 2013:

@ismeedee: well, I now think perhaps Nigel Slater was right saying that stuffed marrow is not the best! Let me know how they work out ismeedee.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on January 19, 2013:

@myspace9: Thanks for dropping y myspace9, and for the kind words.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on January 19, 2013:

@sunny saib: Must say there are many tasty ways to use marrows - and some people put them on the compost heap! Thanks for the comment sunny_saib.

WriterJanis2 on January 18, 2013:

You had me hooked with the soup!

mrsclaus411 on December 12, 2012:

Great lens. These recipes sound healthy and delicious.

radhanathswamifan on October 29, 2012:

Nutritious lens:).. cake is awesome!

ismeedee on October 07, 2012:

Love baked stuffed marrow. I'll have to try out some of the ideas you have presented here!

myspace9 on October 06, 2012:

Interesting, good lens.

sunny saib on October 05, 2012:

Awesome.. Feel hungry! :/

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 05, 2012:

@jlshernandez: Pleased you enjoyed the lens, bakerwoman. Will you be using marrow in your baking?

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 05, 2012:

@anonymous: Thanks for your encouragement, gfxcasa.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 05, 2012:

@AnimalHouse: And thank you for dropping by AnimalHouse. Pleased you liked these marrow recipes!

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 05, 2012:

@Totus Mundus: Even my version was lovely. I love a nice, moist, plain cake! Good luck.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 05, 2012:

@lewisgirl: I swear they balloon up overnight! Let me know how you get on, Lewisgirl.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 05, 2012:

@pinoyrecipe: I'm working my way through them. Salted marrow and put to rest overnight, ready to make marrow pickle tomorrow. Never even tasted marrow pickle, let alone made it so I'll be reporting back!

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 05, 2012:

@tudzuniverse: Thanks for dropping by, tudzuniverse . I think marrow must be an English / British word. It would be interesting to know where else the word is used. Otherwise people just have to say "overgrown zucchini" or "giant courgette".

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 05, 2012:

@NaturalLifeCoach: Not too late then, NaturalLifeCoach. I've learnt from other readers that grated marrow freezes well, so you'll have a winter full of fragent soups, stews cakes and bakes!

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 05, 2012:

@KimGiancaterino: Your recipe sounds so simple and so good, Kim. In the olden days they wouldn't waste food as people so often do now.

KimGiancaterino on October 05, 2012:

We don't have room to grow zucchini, but I grew them as a kid. My mom would cut a marrow in half lengthwise, score it, top with a layer of cheddar cheese, and let it bake until soft. It was always a hit. I would like to try your grandmother's pickled marrow. My great grandmothers always pickled what was left over at the end of a growing season.

NaturalLifeCoach on October 05, 2012:

Oh no! I've found this lens to late for some of your delicious sounding recipes! Had some huge zucchini a couple weeks ago. Although, I just ended up grating and freezing them in ziplocs and can plan on using the frozen marrow to try your fabulous recipes out in the future. Thanks! - Bookmarking!

tudzuniverse on October 05, 2012:

This is awesome, thank you for sharing these. I never knew that the "monsters" in the garden were called marrow and that there were so many uses for them.

pinoyrecipe on October 04, 2012:

they all look delicious, hope i can taste all of them!

AnimalHouse on October 04, 2012:

Thank you for these recipes!

jlshernandez on October 04, 2012:

This is the first time I have heard of marrow. Thanks for sharing the recipes and great info.

lewisgirl on October 04, 2012:

Very interesting! I too am guilty of growing large marrow. Now I know what to do with them.

anonymous on October 04, 2012:

Keep working, Great lens!

darciefrench lm on October 04, 2012:

Brilliant to use the marrow in so many delightful ways ~ blessed

Totus Mundus on October 04, 2012:

These recipes are great, I'm going to try the caribbean marrow cake.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@Tom Maybrier: Many thanks Tom. I'm so intrigued to know why marrows are so little known. I suppose it is a gardener thing as I don't think marrows make it to the supermarkets. Marrows are not an import - where there are courgettes / zucchini there are potential marrows!

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@CreativeGal: Hi CreativeGal. Pleased to hear that you'll give them a go. They're not all mine, not even most! I've compiled them from the internet for my own use firstly. I needed more recipes to use up the glut. As I try things out I'll add my feedback and pictures. I'm also going to add anything I 'create' myself.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@gamecheathub: Don't you feel inspired to try? What happens to all your overgrown zucchini?

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@sockii: Thanks for these kind word, Sockii. Pleased you liked them.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@gemjane: I'm still looking for dessert recipes, as opposed to cake recipes, but guess I'll have to make them up! Thanks for leaving a message gemjane.

Tom Maybrier on October 03, 2012:

I've never heard of such a thing! I'll keep an eye out for jarred marrow products the next time I'm shopping import grocers.

Great lens!

CreativeGal on October 03, 2012:

i love this lens. It has inspired me to try out your recipes -- at least some of them -- you've shared so much!

gamecheathub on October 03, 2012:

I had never heard about vegetable marrow until this lens. The title of it intrigued me so I checked it out. Thank you for the education. Not sure if I'll ever get to try one, but it's cool to know what they are.

Nicole Pellegrini from New Jersey on October 03, 2012:

So many wonderful-looking recipes! Great work!

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@JoshK47: Never had a marrow? You must rectify the situation asap! Luckily for you now is the time to get your hands on one. Call back and let me know what you did with it and whether you liked it or not. Many thanks for the blessing, Josh.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@FanfrelucheHubs: Fab tip! I thought you couldn't freeze marrow. I'm going to add it to my lens immediately! Thanks fanfreluche.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@Aster56: Many thanks for dropping by, Aster56

gemjane on October 03, 2012:

Interesting lens. What a variety of ways to use marrow!

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@SteveKaye: Do come over, Steve, but soon - they won't last too long.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@David Stone1: Thanks for leaving a message, Dave.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@bossypants: Thanks for this message, bossypants. I can't believe there isn't a word for them where you are!

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@VspaBotanicals: Thanks for leaving a message, VspaBotanicals

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@MegaLED: Thanks, MegaLED. Pleased you enjoyed them.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 03, 2012:

@healthyandtasty: Nothing like fresh veg from your garen. Thanks for stopping by marianka1707.

JoshK47 on October 03, 2012:

Fascinating! I've never had marrow - I'll have to try them! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

Nathalie Roy from France (Canadian expat) on October 03, 2012:

I grate them, and freeze the marrow and when I feel like making a cake I just use the frozen stuff. Zucchini cakes are great.

grebe on October 03, 2012:

What an excellent lens! I like marrows, but mostly eat them as zucchini because of their rather bland taste. Lots of ideas to try here.

Aster56 on October 02, 2012:

Nice lens and recipes.

SteveKaye on October 02, 2012:

Your food looks soooo good. I wish I could come over for a sample. Yum. Yum. Yum.

David Stone from New York City on October 02, 2012:

First time I've read this approach, and I think it sounds great. Thanks for all the great info.

bossypants on October 02, 2012:

I did not know what Marrow was. I am now happy to know I can call them "Marrows," instead of "the zucchini I forgot." Wonderfully comprehensive lens with recipes I'd never have thought of!

VspaBotanicals on October 02, 2012:

Yummy recipe!

MegaLED on October 02, 2012:

very nice recipes.

healthyandtasty on October 02, 2012:

Great Lens! Looks really tasty and healthy:)

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 01, 2012:

@Brandi Bush: Thanks, mamabush. Just noticed that the 'likes' were abnormally high. I'm so pleased.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 01, 2012:

@Steph Tietjen: Do let me know how you get on, Steph_Tietjen. Send pictures!

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 01, 2012:

@anonymous: You're right. Not all that much meat in it. The meat there is you could always substitute too. Thanks MindMart.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 01, 2012:

@Terrie_Schultz: Hey, that would make a nice link to my Beatrix Potter lens! I'm trying to find out what people who don't use the word 'marrow' call their overgrown courgettes / zucchini. Do tell me.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 01, 2012:

@clouda9 lm: What a terrible shame, clouda9! Try selling them on your market as a decicacy and print out some of the recipes to tempt people. The spicy soup by Seasonal Cooking was easy and delicious.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 01, 2012:

@thememorybooksh1: Thanks for dropping by, thememorybookshop.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 01, 2012:

@Jogalog: I used to ake jam for my b&b guests, but this year I have so many thant I just had to branch out and find other tasty ways of using them up.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 01, 2012:

@anonymous: It's a bit of a forgotten veg. Probably because the supermarkets don't stock it. Pleased you enjoyed the lens arahul.

Barbara Walton (author) from France on October 01, 2012:

@Jemecan: But have you tried any of these recipes? Marrow and ginger jam? Marow and lavender cake? How did you eat your marrow?

Brandi from Maryland on October 01, 2012:

Congrats on front page honors! Great lens! :)

Stephanie Tietjen from Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 01, 2012:

You gave me some interesting ideas, love the spicy soup recipe and adding apple in recipes sounds interesting. Will try

anonymous on October 01, 2012:

Thought this was going to be a meat eaters lens. Great recipes!

Terrie_Schultz on October 01, 2012:

I have always wondered what a marrow was since it is mentioned in the Peter Rabbit story by Beatrix Potter! I believe there were vegetable marrows in Mr. McGregor's garden. Thanks for explaining that. Nice recipes, too.

clouda9 lm on October 01, 2012:

Incredibly clever ideas for marrow. Most over-grown squash in our garden or at the farm market is looked at as compost or a disappointment...in come your ideas and recipes, thank you.