I’m at home in beautiful Massachusetts. I’ve been back in America for a little over a week now and I have to keep reminding myself that this is not permanent, so I should make it a point to enjoy every moment of watching the quiet sun brighten our lawn and hearing the birds chirp in the morning. I eat handfuls of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries for breakfast every day and each time, the berries strike me as so American, the red and blue sitting pretty in our white bowls.
I have a million favorite things about being back and one of them is lettuce, specifically arugula. I love the sharp peppery bite of this green that I eat way too infrequently in Bombay. A few days ago we drove to Verril Farms in Concord and bought some of their produce: arugula, beets, parsley, and peaches. We had some ripe avocados languishing in the fridge so last night we made a salad of sharp arugula, creamy avocado and these sweet beets that look as though they’ve been tie-dyed. We dressed it with lemon olive oil and few shakes of salt and pepper. It was a quick salad that spoke sweetly of a summer at home.