What a week this has been.
Friday, like most of the U.S., I woke up to news about all the surreal events that took place overnight in Boston. And that the entire city and surrounding towns were in crisis mode, with streets practically empty. Most of the day was spent messaging my friends and family in MA, some of who lived near or even within the 20 blocks that were sealed off. In general everyone was calm, following updates closely on TV, not once questioning the necessity of the stay-at-home order. (I can hardly imagine if this were to happen in New York.)
As unprecedented as a citywide lockdown was, there was an underlying feeling that everyone was really united, trusting that it would all be over soon. And in the end, it was over that soon, with relief and applause and cheer spreading across the city by 9:30pm. Everything that the city and state managed to do in such a short period of time was, to put it simply, amazing.
And so, here is a recipe for spring, and new beginnings. Making this lamb and fava bean stir-fry on Saturday was such a calming activity after being on edge the day before.Read More