Sunday, August 21, 2011

Not a monster, halva and beans.

1. Alec is wearing a bib which reads: "Milk Monster". Two traders on the Pantiles and the lady in the Polish shop say this is not the case at all.

2.  Part of our haul from the Polish shop is Russian halva made with sunflower seeds. It sounds a bit odd -- and frankly, possibly second best to the normal kind of halva, which is made with sesame. But it's surprisingly nice, because of course, sunflower seeds have their own soft, nutty flavour.

3. Homegrown French beans for supper -- only about six of them, though. They were so crisp and snappy that I didn't need to top and tail them with a knife.

1 comment:

  1. Sunflower seeds are quite a useful substitute for all kinds of things. I often use them for pesto, as I don't tend to have pine kernels in stock, and sss are quite a bit cheaper. It's not quite as good as real pine nut pesto but it's not bad.

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