Kaffee Klatsch + pumpkin seed pesto.

Every day now at three o’clock I quietly sit down and have a cup of coffee. It’s a wonderful oasis in the day. Time to quietly choose which cup I’ll use, whether the tablecloth needs changing and to see if we’ve got any yummy biscuits or cake! Note to self: bake a cake.

The kitchen is getting tidier after the garage sale blowout. I did a load of washing yesterday and rearranged the cupboards to fit all the new stuff in. The swedish linens have also been attended to, this one had been cut in half and hand sewn – not very tidily, so I re-hemmed it and gave it a good iron. Astrid’s having a nap right now and I think I need one too…

I was going to make a nice warming casserole for dinner but I’ve remembered we have the pesto to eat. The basil in the garden had done its dash so I pulled the entire plant and made pesto out of it. Instead of pine nuts I used pumpkin seeds as that’s what was in the cupboard. Yes, so we’ll be having this with pasta.

Pesto with pumpkin seeds

The leaves off 1 mature basil plant (about a whole food-processor full)
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Juice of 2 lemons
2 cloves garlic, sliced
Many sloshes of olive oil
Maldon sea salt

Put the whole lot in the food processor and blend for a few minutes until smooth. Add more of anything if you think it needs it!






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