The month of May is usually known as a month of transition. We transition our closets, our yards, and this year we finally get to transition back into entertaining with friends and family. In the spirit of spring entertaining, our May Chic List features model, Leticia, and a recipe from the beautiful restaurant that she and her husband own in Miami called "Casa Tua". Casa Tua translates into "your home" and never before has the idea of home and family been more important than now. Read on for more of our May inspiration.
Stay close to the people who feel like sunlight – Unknown
THE DISH: CASA TUA CAPRESE SALAD
- Burrata di Bufala Campana
- Baby heirloom tomatoes
- Balsamic reduction
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt Pepper
- 30g capers
- 150g basil
- 80g white vinegar
- 5g salt and pepper mixture
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- 325g water
- 100g parmigiano reggiano
- 150g EVOO
- 350g Spoleto Blended Oil (75% canola, 25% EVOO)
- Cut baby heirloom tomatoes in halves and arrange in a bowl
- Place burrata in the center of the tomatoes and drizzle with balsamic reduction, extra virgin olive oil, and salt to taste
- Prepare your dressing: Hard-boil your eggs, then place all of the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend for 20 seconds until smooth
- Add desired amount of dressing to salad and enjoy!
Under The Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Recently separated Amelia Saxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.
Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.
Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.
Outdoor Entertaining by Williams Sonoma
Any outdoor meal, no matter how casual or spur of the moment, can have a sense of style and fun. All you need are fresh-tasting recipes that are outdoor friendly and creative ideas for decorating, lighting, and serving alfresco. And that’s just what you’ll find in Williams-Sonoma Outdoor Entertaining.
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