Only 4 ingredients - courgettes, 1 lemon (juice and grated skin), jam sugar and ginger!
1.2 kg courgettes (weigh after peeling [if necessary] and deseeding, chopped into small 1 cm pieces).
1 kg Special confitures sucre (This is a jam sugar with extra pectin.) The jam sugar is available in the UK, but the quantity of fruit may be different, so check the instructions. I gather that it is unavailable in the USA, so I would simply use sugar and add pectin when you finish off the cooking)
Two different types of jam sugar found here in France.
2 inches of freshly grated ginger
I usually parboil the courgettes, but I have omitted this step when in a hurry. I think the parboiling does slightly improve the jam. (I have this year, 2012, used a wand liquidiser to break down the courgette as the sugar starts to melt, just 1/2 liquidise, leave a few lumps!)
Allow to cool and as the jars cool the tops should 'pop' and seal. I am still using the last bottles from last year, so this jam keeps well.2. Sandy Casar (FDJ) France
3. Ruben Plaza Molinar (GCE) Spain
I was quite sad that Lance Armstrong, who made a strong bid in the sprint to win this stage, only got 6th place.
There was no change in the yellow, white, or polka dot jerseys, but Thor Hushovd has regained the green jersey, 3 points ahead of Alessandro Petacchi.
21 July was a rest day, giving the riders a chance for recovery before the final 4 days of stages.