Tian de Courgette; meanderings

This is the last recipe from my French courgette (zucchini) collection.

As with the others, it was incredibly simple, just using the best, fresh ingredients of summer.

Of course, I modified it just a bit….

I left out the aubergine (eggplant) and added mozzarella.

What can I say… we like cheese.

Tian de Courgette

Total time: 50 minutes


  • 1 medium  – large yellow squash, sliced about 1/4″ (.7cm)
  • 4 – 5 Roma tomatoes, sliced the same thickness as squash
  • 2 tsp Herbes de Provence
  • 2 tbs good olive oil
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella (4oz, 125gr net weight), sliced

Tian de Courgette


  • Put 1 tbs olive oil in a baking dish just large enough to hold ingredients, Swirl to coat bottom.
  • Layer the squash and tomato slices, alternating, in whatever design suits your dish
  • Sprinkle with Herbes.
  • Drizzle remaining 1 tbs oil over top.
  • Cover with foil and bake in 400F (200C) oven for 35 minutes.
  • Remove foil, add sliced mozzarella, and bake 5 minutes longer.
  • Serve from baking dish.

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The upstairs hall:

Because it’s in the center of the house in both directions the ceiling in the hall was amazingly easy – almost flat. It angled to the outer wall but there were no odd bits to go around other than the support posts.


On the other hand, hanging the wallpaper presented a bit of a challenge.

Mon mari put the scaffold over the opening for the stairs.


The other walls were easier.


Then floor was finished.

You can see the gap between the ceiing below and the floor…. That’s where the mice live. Mon mari put insulation in there to keep them warm. He’s so kind.


And, finally, the banister was finished. I have to say I was much relieved to have it up.


Even better, the bookcases were built. At long last I could unpack my paperback books.


If you are a reader, you understand how awful it is to have your library in boxes for 4 years….. Even with careful labeling so I could find what I was looking for.

It’s just not the same as browsing.

And that is the upstairs hall…

Last update on September 28, 2015

5 thoughts on “Tian de Courgette; meanderings”

  1. Great book case! I too am a reader…I would miss my books terribly if they had to be packed away for a long time…many of them I re-read over and over in between new books on the go!

  2. I am absolutely amazed at the transformation. Truly. It’s become such a warm and inviting place. You both should be proud.

    My books have been packed since last October when we moved. I refuse to unpack them all, just to pack them again in order to paint. Every time I think about them in boxes, I get itchy. Some are my go-to reads that I pick up every few months because the new rash of books coming out are not interesting to me and it’s been so bad to not pick them up, I’ve resorted to buying eBook copies just to read them until I can hold them again. And pet them. And hug them…and call them George…(wassup, doc?)

  3. Thanks, Kate

    Zoomie, I’m having fun….

    Ina, I re-read them all, too… sometimes many times.

    nightusmusic, I resorted to opening the boxes, carefully removing one or two, then repacking. It was like Christmas when I could finally unpack them all.

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