I have twohome remedies that work almost every time: going out for a walk and taking ashower. Whether I have a headache, am cold or too hot, very happy,need perspective, angry or whatever good or bad mood that particular day brought,doing one of those things usually works.
Water has asoothing effect, and it changes my mood if it´s not good, or expands my happyfeelings. I know there are books written about the properties of water, so I´mnot surprised. Another habit I have is going out for a walk. Sometimes I walkfor an hour or more. No power walk, not at all. This is my way of connectingwith myself. As weird as it sounds it even works when I walk amongst others,along crowded streets.
But that isnot so pleasant when I have to walk on a hot, humid day doing unavoidableerrands, the kind you wish didn’t exist, which include anything from payingsomething or going to the bank, to, the worst of them all, getting things like your driver’slicence or passport. We should be cloned into little versions of us and let them do all the hard work.
So todaywas a long, sweaty day, full of no-fun-at-all errands.
So while Iwait for the inevitable rain that will come, and soon, I put together thissimple pasta dish. I had some vinaigrette left from this beef and asparagus recipe. Add to that some cherry tomatoes, capers and good parmesan and it evensounds like you had a plan. Which I didn’t of course.
I like tochar my tomatoes and garlic before adding the capers and rest of theingredients. The capers and balsamic vinaigrette add a tangy flavor to this.It’s more like a warm pasta salad than your usual hot cheesy pasta.
FUSILLI WITH CAPERS, TOMATOES AND RED ONIONVINAIGRETTE
If you don’t want to make the wholerecipe for the vinaigrette, add a small red onion, sliced, together with thetomatoes. Add 1 or 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar and 4 Tbs oil together with thecapers.
2 cups dryfusilli pasta
3 Tbs oliveoil
1 cupcherry tomatoes
1 or 2garlic cloves, peeled
½ cup RedOnion Vinaigrette
Parsley,chopped for garnish
Cook pastain salted water according to manufacturer´s directions.
Meanwhileheat olive oil in large skillet. Mash peeled garlic and add to the skillettogether with the cherry tomatoes. Cook on medium-high heat until charred andbeginning to release their juices, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Add capersand cook 1 minutes. Add red onion vinaigrette and heat for 1 minute.
Drain pastaand transfer to skillet. Mix well with the sauce and remove from heat.
Divideevenly between two plates, top with parmesan shavings and chopped parsley anddrizzle with olive oil.