Peppers, Pumpkins and Pesto….

oh and parcels with puzzles in them…


They are definitely growing…to the point where I’m not sure if I should be picking some to give the others a better chance…better wait a few more days and see what happens…..wishing for a change in colour to be hones…..insh’Allah

Remember I told you that my pumpkins had flopped but then my allotment neighbour, Mary,  had come to the rescue?  Well , we now have plenty of pumpkins but it turns out they are a few varieties over the patch…I’m not complaining…just saying….love surprised like that….




Today , I picked some kale leaves for the first time. For a while now, I’ve wanted to make my own pesto sauce  and today was the day…kale pesto!!! and let me tell you something….if you think you like pesto after you have eaten it out of a shop bought jar you are missing out BIG TIME….I’ll say no more….





And you know by now that the recipe is simple yet delicious…less is more….just a few ingredients blitzed together: kale, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic,lemon and nothing else…


I really needed that kind of dinner after over an hour playing with little ones new puzzles….150 pieces!!! and you know what is like the first time ….they want no help but need you at the same time..frustration followed by pride….highly recommend them…the map is her favourite she said but they are all equally fun and learning opportunities built in them…. the solar system  one I chose it as an intro to a topic I want to go deeper into…she has shown quite a bit of interest…see where it takes us….


Well it has been a perfect day…..slow after quite a hectic but fun weekend….slow is good if you ask me….

Salaams y hasta la vista,





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