Legit Insalata Caprese Recipe

Cravings

 

Simplicity is often the most delish. Recipe from Parishues.com.
Insalata Caprese Recipee

Cut some very ripe tomatoes into slices, place them into a colander and salt them with sea salt. This will actually allow them to lose a lot of their water and taste even riper and more tender as the salt breaks the fruit down a little.

Leave to stand for an hour then rinse off the excess salt crystals.

Place the tomatoe slices into a flat salad dish.

Cut some Mozarella Buffala (it’s the creamer kind, you can find it everywhere nowadays) into medium to thick slices. Layer in between the tomatoes.

Drizzle on generously some virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

Take some pesto (for this quantity, no need to make your own unless you have some handy. I just buy a small jar of Pesto Genovese from my local supermarket) and coat the mozzarella and tomatoes with the sauce.

Then cut some FRESH basil leaves into large bits straight onto the salad and be generous.

Let stand for about 30mn (I find this way the tomatoes soak in the seasoning) and, as before, TASTE.

All this accompanied by a rather tasty glass of White Gascogne, Domaine de Sancet.

Bon appétit xxxxx

Trying Out Rain Soul

Wellness

I’ve been taking Rain Soul seed supplement for a week or so now. They say the benefits of taking these seeds help maintain healthy joints, immune system, cardiovascular system, as well as neutralize free radicals (I’m still not sure what free radicals are, but I’m happy to neutralize them).

 

 

It’s too early for me to tell if this product accomplishes all of the above, but I can confirm that I definitely feel more energy during the day. I have a month supply, so I’ll re-evaluate then. For now, more energy is a thumbs up for me.

Maui in a Nutshell

Travel

Day 1 Ka’anapali. This is the view from my hotel room looking at Molokai. We stayed at Castle Paki Maui Condos. The condo was reasonably priced, good location, clean, with friendly staff. The cons were the beach next door was not the greatest and no A/C. The Fish Market is across the street serving tacos, ceviche, poke, etc. Loved this place.

 

Day 2 Lahaina. The main tourist town in Maui. Kimos Restaurant is a must and Uluani Shaved Ice lived up to it’s reputation.

 

Day 3 Wailea Beach & lunch at the Ritz. I liked this beach. There was plenty of room for everybody (mostly tourists), and the water was calm enough for paddle boarders and snorkelers. The Ritz has one restaurant for the public.

 

Day 4 Kapalua Beach (my favorite). A small beautiful beach with calm waters. And the bonus: umbrellas and chairs you can rent.

 

Day 5 Road to Hana & lunch at Mamas Fish House. Honestly, I feel the Road to Hana is a little overrated. It is definitely beautiful scenery, but really difficult to find places to park to see the sights along the way. As for Mamas Fish House,  every visitor to Maui needs to eat here. Delicious food with beautiful beach/views.

 

Day 6 Hangin at the hotel day.

 

Day 7 Makawao. A one street “cowboy” town of a few restaurants and posh stores. A perfect town to visit since we had a few hours to kill before our flight.

 

Tips:

  • What I wore for 6 days: 2 shorts/5 tops & t’s/2 sundresses/ 2 cover ups & 2 bathing suits.
  • Car rental is a must.
  • Be prepared for your beach days. Most beaches we visited did not have shade or snacks nearby.
  • Hawaii is NOT cheap.