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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Now this was nice


Pasta with Coriander Pesto

Half a bunch of Coriander leaves.
150 ml of Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves Crushed
40gm Pine Nuts
40gm grated cheddar

Some Pasta and some Cherry Tomatoes

Stick the pasta onto cook. Once it starts boiling simply wizz the garlic, coriander leaves and olive oil into a paste. Dry fry the nuts till they are nicely browned stir them into the paste along with the grated cheese. Add a bit of salt and pepper.
Drain the pasta when its cooked and stir in the paste. Serve it on a hot plate and drop the quartered cherry tomatoes on top. Serve with some crusty white bread (not garlic bread as it will overpower it).
Now whats really nice is if you get good quality firm cherry tomatoes from the fridge. You get the amazing taste of the pasta with the pesto, the crunch of the pine nuts and the smoothness of the cheese together with the coolness and sweetness of the tomatoes.
Amazing taste from just a few things!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

The bargain of a liftime?


So anyway, there I was......
It was Saturday afternoon at the Cuffley Scouts Jumble Sale. I was helping out, but we'd opened for business and the crowds had come rushing in.
"No, its too much" said the woman. "Will you take a pound for it?".
"I'm only asking for £3.00 for it" said the woman on the stall.

As soon as I looked across and saw what the argument was about, I reached for my wallet. I took out a £5.00 note and gave it to the stall holder. "Don't worry about the change my dear" I said and grabbed the box.

The box contained a brand spanking new Le Creuset 22cm casserole pot, still in its box. A day or so later, I checked out the John Lewis website to see how much I COULD have paid for it. I think I got a bargain!