Vacations recharge your energy and guide your path to what you seek. They take your mind off mundane things and help you see them with new eyes. Vacations make you do things outside your comfort zone and make you wonder why you never did anything like this before. They make you alive again.
The best thing I like about vacations is how much they make me yearn for home. A week in a hotel is usually enough to make me appreciate how comfortable my bed back home is. Though the daily housekeeping service is something I would like to take back with me. If only!
Discovering new and different cuisines is one of the major draws for me on a vacation. Exploring a culture through its food is why I travel. But after a while I do yearn for a simple home cooked meal if I have indulged in many a decadent meals.
This time was no different. We had a wonderful vacation on the sunny beaches of the Islands of Hawaii, had our fill of sunsets and sunrises and waterfall hikes through the rainforest. And when it was time to head back home, we promised ourselves we will be back again.
Once we got back home, everyone just wanted a home cooked meal. No more restaurant food was the consensus.
A little trip to the freezer in the garage led me to the cornish hens, a few forgotten onions in the fridge and a pantry full of spices. I saw the mildly tart Zereshk berries sitting and I was ready to cook a delicious meal.
The Cornish hens with Zereshk berries is mildly tart, a little hot and goes very well with rice. By the time the rice cooks in a rice cooker or the oven, these are also ready for one piping hot meal.