I loved growing up in Miami and I love going back for vacation, but I could never live there again. The humidity, the materialism, the attitude... no thanks. However, there are many things I do miss. Thunderstorms, warm-watered beaches, family & friends, and, of course, Caribbean food. On days when my cravings get out of hand, I make dinner like this:
Sticky, sweet maduros, frijoles y aguacate con limon.
When my mind wanders back to Florida, I also get caught up with intense emotions of UF memories. This normally happens on Saturdays while watching college football:
My pup, Mia, wanting more pets, less football.
So, to sum it up, I miss "home," even though my home has been California for two years now. I will always call Miami home. It's a bit of a love hate thing. I'll leave you with a mouth-watering picture of my absolute favorite fruit. Summers in Miami are ridiculously hot, humid and scattered with hurricanes, but they also produce the most delectable mangoes. I gleefully gorge myself on these when I'm home. Some may call it an addiction, I call it my reward for dealing with the negatives of Miami.
Mango from my backyard and mango smoothie. Uh-may-zing.
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