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You know, I do some of my best thinking here.
When we first moved into our house, we strung a prayer flag across the branches of that old fig tree out back.
White is the wind.
The Sherpa are hearty people who battle the elements in desolate high altitudes. Often, little girls care for younger siblings while their parents work to support the family.
Since then, I’ve always had one.
I closed my eyes and saw that old fig tree, the bright fabric swaying gently back and forth in the breeze…
The thought of a place far, far away landed me in Tibet, then on further to India, where the Dalai Lamai settled in 1959, followed by a wave of Tibetans.
Suddenly, I remembered an interesting salad I used to make years ago.
The vibrant colours of the fruit, crisp flavour of the shrimp with a hint of curry make a refreshing dinner on hot summer nights.
It’s been years since I’ve made it and my sister still remembers how delicious it is.
Add mangoes to your shopping list.
The green-red oblong ones called Kents have a sweet-tart flavour and chewy texture.
It’s spicy, cool, crispy, salty, buttery, refreshing all at the same time.
Summer Shrimp Salad
Add the Ponzu and curry powder.
That old prayer flag in our fig tree brought to mind tropical flavours that came to life in this simple salad.
It’s the bounty I imagine the Tibetans enjoyed in their new home of India.