It does start to seem as though I’m seldom home. Over the past six months it’s been Europe, the Sounds, Timor Leste, Kiribati, and Kiribati again. Home now from my second visit this year and, oh, the joys of a salad. On a whim, threw together a warm chicken salad for dinner … two types of lettuce, Iceberg & Butter crunch, chopped red pepper, lots of home grown tomato, avocado, toasted pine nuts … tossed in a simple vinaigrette (though perhaps a mayonnaise would have been better?) .. pan fried a couple of chicken breasts, thinly sliced and artistically plonked on the salad. With a fresh sour dough loaf on the side, we were both surprised at how simple, satisfying and tasty this was. And, even better, my craving for fresh vegetables after another fortnight in Kiribati was met.