The Heart Of The Marrow - Courgette Flower - NZ by AndreaEL

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Marrow: – the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; “the gist of the prosecutor’s argument”; “the nub of the story”
Marrow – Courgette flower – nasty plants with thorny leaves and stems but the flowers are huge, beautiful and paper thin – they eventually turn into a courgette/marrow/pumpkin.
The female flower is a golden blossom on the end of each emergent zucchini. The male flower grows directly on the stem of the zucchini plant in the leaf axils (where leaf petiole meets stem), on a long stalk, and is slightly smaller than the female. Both flowers are edible, and are often used to dress a meal or garnish the cooked fruit. Firm and fresh blossoms that are only slightly open are cooked to be eaten, with pistils removed from female flowers, and stamens removed from male flowers. The stem on the flowers can be retained as a way of giving the cook something to hold onto during cooking, rather than injuring the delicate petals, or they can be removed prior to cooking, or prior to serving. There are a variety of recipes in which the flowers may be deep fried as fritters or tempura (after dipping in a light tempura batter), stuffed, sautéed, baked, or used in soups. In Mexico, the flower is often used for a soup, sopa de flor de calabaza, and it is quite popular in a variation of the traditional quesadillas, becoming quesadillas de flor de calabaza. Zucchini is also used in a variety of other dishes (rajas), and as a side dish.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Jan 2011

Featured 27th May 2011

I dedicate this to Yves for his wonderful comment to this image
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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Lyndy
    Lyndyover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot Andrea L:))XXX

  • Thank you Lyndy for your lovely kind words and comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Terrific work!

  • Thank you for your kind comment Dot, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Babcia
    Babciaover 3 years ago


  • Thank you for your kind comment Barbara, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 3 years ago

    very nice Andrea

  • Thank you for your kind comment Lynn, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • GregTS
    GregTSover 3 years ago

    Andrea, Perfection!!

  • Thank you for your kind comment Greg, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Gareth Jones
    Gareth Jonesover 3 years ago

    superb colours & detail Andrea

  • Thank you Gareth for your lovely kind words and comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Ooooo Andrea this is stunning! The colors are so warm and beautiful! The loviest of macros!

  • Thank you Swaby for your lovely kind words and comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 3 years ago

    ooohhhh Wow – this is really well done -

  • Thank you Loree for your lovely kind words and comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 3 years ago

    Fantastic macro !

  • Thank you for your kind comment Renee, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • joycee
    joyceeover 3 years ago

    Beautiful macro Andrea.

  • Thank you for your lovely kind comment Joyce, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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