My fella came back. With presents. But I like his presence better. Bless him.
Did I tell you I bought a thermomix? It should be coming sometime next week. I shall be blogging my creations. Let the Christmas baking begin.
Lovenest 1.0 is taking shape nicely. We are looking forward to having Christmas here. In our new 'hood, there is a communal herb garden. Here is a pic:
And never fear, I found a ham. I invested in a KR Castlemaine Ham. The beasty is languishing in my fridge.
I have also made some Veronika Maine purchases, which were both a. an investment and b. therapeutic. That is how I rationalise it.
[I rationalise and get buyers guilt in equal parts.... I just need to let it go.]
That manicure I was yapping about? I went and got it. A shellac mani-pedi. My nails are the colour of strawberry ice-cream.
[I love love love fake strawberry flavour]
After busy weeks, and very little time at home, a lovingly home-cooked meal was in order tonight. I utilised some broccolini and zucchini that were on their way out to make this pasta.
Here was how I cooked it
- 1 zucchini, finely sliced lengthways (I used a veggie peeler)
- 1.5 bunches brocollini, ends trimmed, stems cut in half to make shorter
- Spaghetti, for 2 people
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
- 1 chilli, chopped finely
- 2tsp butter
- 3tsp olive oil
- handful pine nuts, toasted.
- zest of one lemon
Fry up garlic and chilli in butter and oil. Add anchovies, cook till they dissolve. Add zest. Then add zucchini. Zucchini will go all soft and melty and soak up all the lovely flavours. Add pine nuts,
When spaghetti nearly cooked, add broccolini to pot.
Drain spaghetti/broccolini and add to frying pan. Stir up all together. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Nom.
This will be good fuel for the Sussan fun run tomorrow. 10km along the beach on a lovely day.
The only issue is getting up at 5:30am....ergh.
Never let it be said that a busy week at work gets in the way of my extracurricular activities.
What about you?
Any good home cookin'?
Any investment/therapeutic buys?
How was your week?