All participants on the recent chair course in Madrid showed great interest in all aspects of the weekend and worked hard over the two days of intensive learning. The mid-day meal on the Saturday was pasta for which we made a large bowl of “Pesto” salsa. From all the encouraging and enthusiastic comments we received about the course and the weekend Pesto seemed to clearly stand out and all wanted to know our recipe for it. So here it is:
Ingredients:- (Serves two people)
_ +/- 20 g. of chopped fresh basil (small packets provided in supermarkets)
_ 2 heaped tablespoons of pine nuts
_ 2 heaped tablespoons of finely grated cheese (“grana padano” or “parmesan”)
_ Extra virgin olive oil
_ 1 medium clove of garlic
_ ½ teaspoon sea salt
Put all ingredients in a blender, push them down a bit and cover with extra virgin olive oil. Blend all together. Let it stand for at least half an hour before serving.
For larger quantities simply increase proportionately the quantities in the basic recipe. Make it thicker or thinner by increasing or reducing the oil.
The salsa can be kept covered in the fridge for several weeks without deteriorating.
Make and enjoy – Let us know how it turns out for you.
This last weekend we started the first seminar of the chair course in Donosti. We had six enthusiastic participants eager to learn and the time seemed to fly by. On Saturday we did eight hours of intensive work and had three different models of ergonomic chairs to work on. By the end of another six hours on Sunday all participants were able to give and receive the complete sequence and experienced some of its benefits. The weekend provided a great sense of accomplishment for us all. Our congratulations to all participants for their dedicated and hard work and we look forward to the second seminar on the 8th / 9th November when we can fine tune the techniques once the sequence has been learnt and thoroughly practiced.
Our thanks to Aitor for organising and getting the course together. Sorry we didn’t see him on Sunday – the night before he chose a sushi instead of a shiatsu and ended up in hospital with anisakis .We hope he is now fully recovered. Our thanks also to Teresa for her hospitality and making us feel at home.
In spite of our concentrated schedule we were able to have an hour or two to enjoy some early morning views of the beach and promenade and take in a few pinchos on the Sunday evening –great!
We are preparing now for the Chair course in Madrid on 17th/ 18th October. So if any of you out there are interested – there are still places, contact us .
Hemos estado en un congreso de Shiatsu en Inglaterra. En este vídeo os contamos qué nos ha parecido la experiencia y lo mucho que hemos aprendido.