I’ve been making a mental list of things that I want to start doing when we move into our first home. On this list there are projects and purchases, little gestures that I truly believe will make our lives that bit more beautiful. I imagine us becoming less reliant on supermarkets for our fruit and vegetables, instead taking the time each week to visit our local farmer’s market, butcher and fish monger. I see myself hand-selecting flowers and having an array of pretty vases to showcase them in. I picture us making our own nut butters, almond milk and ice cream. There are other small things that I’d like to have too, like fresh orange juice daily, artisan bread (made by myself if I’m feeling particularly adventurous), interesting magazines and beautiful books for our coffee table and of course, pasta Sundays.
I’m sure that traditionally pasta on a Sunday should be had with a slow-cooked meat sauce like ragù, but being a pasta fiend and predominately herbivorous a simple pesto is my go-to sauce for any celebration of carbohydrates. The kale adds an element of richness (and health benefit), but I couldn’t give up the basil altogether, and neither could my not particularly kale loving beau, however you can easily sub the basil and go all kale if that’s how you like to roll.
Oh! Before I forget, this blog turned 2 on Friday so I baked a great little cake to celebrate with, which will be on here in the not too distant future. I also wanted to say a massive thank you as coinciding with that, there’s now more than 3,000 of you following this weird and wonderful little thing I’ve got going on. AWESOME!