There are no tales of adventure to talk about this week and weekend. The weekend has been really quiet, and this was on purpose because I am planning on spending at least one day of every weekend until September out and about at the Edinburgh Festival.

That will make August quite a busy month.

I may also have to travel with work, but we’ll see.

Anyway, I spent this weekend relaxing, doing housework, reading (a lot), and cooking or chopping things for easy cooking this coming week. I’m planning a lot of tennis etc. so won’t want to be bothered in the evenings with a lot meal prep tasks.

This probably sounds excessively boring. Sorry.

However, I wish I could share the lovely smell of my new batch of roasted pepper and tomato pasta (and whatever else) sauce – it is yummy.

It’s a very basic recipe, but it is miles better than anything out of a jar, some of which I am convinced has never even been shown a tomato.

I just roast my tomatoes and peppers with lots (and I do mean lots) of garlic, some red chilies, a tea spoon of brown sugar, onion, olive oil, and a splash of balsamic vinegar, then add salt and pepper to taste, add basil and blend the lot.

Perfect for midweek pasta.

Anyway. It’s very simple but I love it.

As August will be very, very busy, I’m also dropping Booklikes-Opoly. I’m in the middle of my last book but I am not sure when I will finish it, and I don’t want to have to finish it for any specific task. Wowza Shakespeare! is one of those books that is best when enjoyed in small increments for the pure joy of it. And the book deserves nothing less.

I’m good with that.

Happy Sunday!


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